Paper Presentation is an individual competition that involves researching and writing a legal essay (between 3,000 – 5,000 words in length) and then presenting it to a panel of judges. The presentation component of the competition is fifteen minutes in length and is then followed by up to five minutes of questions from the judges. Students may present a paper they have previously used for an Assessment at University, whilst the top competitor in the competition wins the right to represent UTS at the ALSA Conference that is held in July of each year. Further, the winner of the National Paper Presentation Final will have their paper published in ALSA’s Academic Journal.
The Paper Presentation Competition is particularly suited to students with strong writing skills or a passion for research and law reform. Competitors enter this competition as individuals, and the competition is open to all law students.
How to Participate
Registration is not formally required for the competition and no experience is necessary. All Papers that are submitted prior to the due date will be entered into the competition. Competitors are required to provide the following details on their paper to ensure that they meet the entry requirements:
- Full Name;
- Student Number;
- University Year;
- Mobile Number;
- Essay Title; and
- Statement of Original Work with Competitor Signature (written or electronically typed)
A reminder that papers of less than 3,000 words in length will not be considered.
Rules and Score Sheet
To view the 2018 Paper Presentation Rules, click here.
To view the 2018 Paper Presentation Score Sheet, click here.
If you would like to be notified when registration opens, please provide your email address here.
For more information, please contact the 2017 UTS LSS Vice President (Competitions), Jack Collins, at firstname.lastname@example.org.