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 2019 is as follows:
How do private law and public law interact in Australia? What are, and what should be, the available remedies (public or private or both) where they interact?
The deadline for the submission of an essay is 31 August 2019 and this time limit is strictly observed, as the Rules Governing the Annual Essay Prize make clear.
Please find attached the Essay Cover Page with further instructions on how to submit an essay.