The Essay Competition for 2017 has now closed. Stay tuned for details of the 2018 competition
Competition Rules 1. RESEARCH AND PREPARATION 1.1 All substantive research and preparation for the oral component must be conducted solely by the competitor. Competitors may not receive assistance and advice. Penalty: Any contravention of 1.1 will result in disqualification.
2. BASIC RULES 2.1 The paper is to be no longer than 12,000 words (maximum word limit). Penalty: Written Paper marks are penalised at two (2) marks (of a possible 40 marks available) per 100 words or part thereof over the maximum word limit (12,000 words). 2.2 The paper is to be no shorter than 3000 words (minimum word limit). Penalty: Written Paper marks are penalised at two (2) marks (of a possible 40 marks available) per 100 words or part thereof under the minimum word limit (3000 words). 2.3 Basic footnotes, bibliography, titles, subtitles and contents pages will not be considered part of the word limit as outlined in 2.1 and 2.2. 2.4 Explanatory footnotes are permitted, but must be included in the word limit. 2.5 The paper should conform to the Australian Guide to Legal Citation. 2.6 The paper should have already been submitted for marking as part of your Juris Doctor. 2.7 To enter your paper must have received over 70% upon original marking. 2.8 Evidence of the mark must be submitted with the paper. Screen shot including name/student number will be accepted 2.9 All entries must be submitted via the website by 5pm on 27 April 2018. Entries must include the paper in pdf or word format, the declaration of originality and word length and evidence of original grade mark Penalty: For any breach of section 2.9 Written Paper marks are penalised at two (2) marks (of a possible 40 marks available) 2.10 Each competitor may submit only one (1) paper. 2.11 Late entries will not be accepted. Competition organisers, at their discretion, may accept late entries for equitable reasons.
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