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The Michael Taussig QC Family Law Essay Awards

Start time: 08:12 Friday, June 4th 2021
End time: 17:00 Friday, June 18th 2021
Phone: 02 6246 3761
Email: events@familylawsection.org.au


Applications for the awards are now open.

The Family Law Section is pleased to announce the return of the Michael Taussig QC Family Law Essay Awards in 2021. The Awards serve to commemorate the life and contributions of one of the Section's most outstanding members, Michael Taussig QC. This year, there are two Awards on offer with one for Junior Lawyers and one for Law Students.

Each Award's application conditions are outlined in the sections below. Please read thoroughly before submitting your application.

Junior Lawyer Essay Award | View Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Award, a candidate:

  • Must be a lawyer holding a current Australian practising certificate (as at the date of their application); and
  • On the date of their application, must be within 4 years of their admission to practise
  • Law graduates who have not yet been admitted but are currently completing their Practical Legal Training are also welcome to apply, however, must contact the Family Law Section directly via events@familylawsection.org.au

One Award will be offered to the value of $3,500. To apply for the Award, eligible candidates must submit an unpublished essay (note: an essay submitted for an assignment or honors research paper is not considered published and may be used) of no more than 5,000 words (including footnotes, appendices, and tables) that makes a significant contribution to debate and analysis on a family law topic, by 18 June 2021.

Prior to and for more information regarding applying for this Award, please read the full Junior Lawyer Eligibility Criteria.

APPLY HERE

 

Law Student Essay Award | View Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Award, a candidate must be a student of a law school at an Australian University (as at the date of their application).

One Award will be offered to the value of $1,500. To apply for the Award, eligible candidates must submit an unpublished essay (note: an essay submitted for an assignment or honors research paper is not considered published and may be used) of no more than 3,000 words (including footnotes, appendices, and tables) on a family law topic and its broader relevance to the community, by 4 June 2021.

Prior to and for more information regarding applying for this Award, please read the full Law Student Eligibility Criteria.

APPLY HERE

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