The Australian Academy of Law Annual Essay Prize 2022 

The Australian Academy of Law's Annual Essay Prize for 2022 has closed.

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 2022 is as follows:

“What are one or more reforms that could be made to remedy deficiencies in the administration by Australian courts of the criminal law as it applies to minorities or disadvantaged groups? Note: The essay should not focus on funding by government.”

The deadline for the submission of an essay was 31 August 2022 and this time limit is strictly observed, as the Rules Governing the Annual Essay Prize make clear.

The winner of the prize will be announced shortly. 



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