Alpsaflyer_finalThis year Australian Legal Philosophy Students Association (ALPSA) will be running an essay competition for all Australian University students – undergraduate and postgraduate! Write on any jurisprudence topic you like – from the rule of law in Australia today (see some ideas on rule of law below), to law and economics theory, to the Hart-Dworkin debate, and anything in between!

Feel free to submit an essay that you have written as part of your university studies. This year we have an absolutely top-notch judging panel, and prize money to be won! The winning essay will also be (pending approval) published in the University of Queensland Law Journal in 2015.

For more details see the competition flyer.

Entries close: October 31, 2014

Some articles of interest on rule of law issues:

  • Nick Cowdery AM QC on the rule of law and mandatory sentencing in Australia, link
  • The Hon Kevin Lindgren AM QC on Kable’s case, preventive detention orders and the institutional integrity of the courts, link
  • Dr Binoy Kampmark on the temptations demagoguery and the rule of law, link
  • The value of civility, reason, fairness and justice in the law according to Chief Justice Allsop of the Federal Court, link