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South African Law Reform Commission Legal Essay Competition (R20,000 Prize) 2019

Drawing on the inspirational legacy of Justice Pius Langa, the South African Law Reform Commission in partnership with sponsors Juta Law invites ALL law students studying towards an LLB or LLM at a South African University to submit their innovative ideas championing law reform issues into the 2019 South African Law Reform Commission Legal Essay Competition.

Application Deadline: 31st January 2020

To Be Taken At (Country): South Africa

About the Award:The South African Law Reform Commission (SALRC) is engaging young legal minds in generating innovative ideas on issues of law reform.

The South African Law Reform Commission Legal Essay Competition encourages critical legal writing by students while generating new ideas for law reform. These ideas should be aligned to South Africa’s priorities as a developmental state and be aimed at keeping the law abreast of developments in society and in tune with the needs of South Africa’s diverse population and national policy priorities.

Type: Contest

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

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award:

  • 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.
  • The winners and supervising lecturers, as well as runners-up, will be hosted at a function sponsored by the South African Law Reform Commission.

How to Apply: 

  • Essays can be on any topic relating to the modernisation, improvement, development or reform of any aspect, area or branch of South African law.
  • Entries should be in English and must be 4000 to 6000 words in length.
  • The competition will be judged by a panel appointed by the South African Law Reform Commission.

Submit entries to:

The Assistant Secretary, South African Law Reform Commission,Private Bag X668,
Pretoria, 0001 or email mmfunzana@justice.gov.za.
Visit www.jutalaw.co.za for further details.

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