The ALPSA Essay Competition is a chance for Australian law students to showcase their ability to discuss the complexities of legal philosophy, in the context of an historical or controversial topic of choice. The competition is very prestigious, with High Court judges and leading jurists judging the competition in recent years. In 2017, the judging panel will comprise the Honourable Justice Patrick Keane AC of the High Court of Australia, Professor Jeremy Waldron of New York University, and Professor Brian Bix of the University of Minnesota. This year’s topic will be on jurisprudential perspectives on the proposed bill of rights for Queensland.

The competition prizes include cash prizes and the chance to be published in the University of Queensland Law Journal, the oldest university law journal in Australia.

Entries will close 31 July.

The Essay Competition Rules can be found here.

The information poster for the competition can be downloaded here.

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