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Why study law?

Now in its ninth year, the Connecting with Law Short Film Competition is open to all students currently enrolled in an Australian law school. To enter, create a 2 – 5 minute film about what inspires you to study law that will educate, entertain and engage fellow law students and help them connect with law. Get your name known in law and win great prizes:

1st prize – $1500

2nd prize – $500

3rd prize – $250


Note: non-law students can be involved, however at least one student per group must be enrolled in an Australian law school.

Before entering, please ensure you read our submission guidelines below carefully.
To enter, submit two copies of your film and a completed entry form.
Entries close Friday July 29th 2016.


Need more information?
Submission guidelines
Entry form
Competition flyer
Please direct all enquiries to highered.au@oup.com


The winning entries from the Connecting with Law Short Film Competition 2015 can be viewed below. These films were based on the theme ‘bring your favourite case to life’. More winning and commended entries from the history of the competition can be viewed at the Connecting with Law Film Library.

1st Prize Winner
Chester v Waverly Council (1939) 62 CLR 1
Ray Waterhouse, Nikita Vidyaev, Bella Noon, Ben O’Sullivan & Molly-Anne Clark
University of Notre Dame, Sydney



“Thank you Oxford University press for running the Connecting with the Law short film competition. I would recommend it, to all students as it was an amazing bonding and creative experience, in understanding and applying case law. We are extremely proud of this win and I believe it will create a tradition at Notre Dame that future students can build on.” Ray Waterhouse, University of Notre Dame, Sydney


2nd Prize Winner
An Expert’s Opinion on his Ordinary Observation: The Case of Honeysett
Jonathan Mo
University of New South Wales




3rd Prize Winner
Precisely Nothing: Fagan v Metropolitan Police Commissioner
Lauren Stefanou & Rebecca Ward
University of New South Wales