South African Law Reform Commission Legal Essay Competition 2018 (Up to R70,000)

South African Law Reform Commission Legal Essay Competition 2018 (Up to R70,000)

Deadline: January 31, 2019

Applications are invited for the South African Law Reform Commission Legal Essay Competition 2018. The SALRC is engaging young legal minds in generating innovative ideas on issues of law reform. Guided by the wish to honour a range of South African legal achievers, the SALRC is relaunching the legal essay writing competition originally named in honour of the first Chief Justice of the democratic era, Justice Ismail Mahomed.

From 2018, the renamed South African Law Reform Legal Writing Competition will celebrate the contributions of legal luminaries who have dedicated their lives to the advancement of South Africa’s constitutional democracy. The 2018 season is dedicated to the memory of the late Chief Justice Pius Nkonzo Langa who served South Africa with dignity and distinction.

Prizes

  • Winners of the LLB and LLM categories win a R20,000 cash prize each;
  • The supervisors and law faculties of the 1st prize winners will receive a Juta Law credit voucher to the value of R2,500 each.
  • Runners-up in the LLB and LLM categories win a R10, 000 cash prize each.

Eligibility

  • The competition is divided into two categories and is open to registered LLB and LLM students respectively at a South African University or tertiary institution, in any year of study;
  • Abridged versions of completed Masters dissertations will also be accepted;
  • PhD students are not eligible to enter;
  • Entries must be submitted in English;
  • Essays received should be in the house style ordinarily required by the University’s law faculty or the house style of the South African Law Journal.

Application

Submit entries to the Assistant Secretary, South African Law Reform Commission, Private Bag X668, Pretoria, 0001 or email [email protected]

For more information, visit SALRC Legal Essay Competition.

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