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2016 Annual Essay Prize

2016 Annual Essay Prize

The Australian Academy of Law is pleased to announce the offering of its Annual Essay Prize for 2016.

The Prize was launched in 2015 and the winner of the inaugural Prize was Queenslander, Ailsa McKeon

The Prize is open to anyone, wherever resident, who is studying or has studied legal subjects at a tertiary level, or who is working or has worked in a law based occupation. There is no limit by reference to the age or seniority or experience of, or position held by, a person who may submit an entry. Accordingly, judicial officers, legal practitioners, legal academics and law students are all eligible to submit an essay.

The amount of the Prize is $10,000.

The essay topic for the Prize in 2016 is as follows:

What effect have the advances in technology (including in artificial intelligence) had upon the discipline of law in academia, the practising profession and the courts, and how may that effect change over the next ten years?

What steps should be taken now to harness the benefits and limit the detriments of those advances?

The deadline for the submission of an essay is 31 August 2016 and persons intending to submit an essay must notify the Academy of that intention in writing via the Academy’s website to be received by 30 June 2016.

How to Enter

Entries for the Annual Essay Prize will open on Monday 25th April, and close by midnight Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) Wednesday 31 August 2016.

Entries can be submitted online. Persons intending to submit an essay must notify the Academy of that intention in writing by midnight Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) Thursday 30 June 2016.  

Both of the time limits are strictly observed, as the Rules Governing the Annual Essay Prize make clear.

Persons intending to submit an essay should take the time to read the Rules Governing the Annual Essay Prize before submitting their entry. 

 

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