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Connecting with Law Film Competition


Legal ethics: Thinking, acting, being


Now in its seventh 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 around legal ethics that will educate and entertain students and help them connect positively with law.

1st prize – $1500
2nd prize – $500
3rd prize – $250

The winners will be those judged to be the most creative and original responses to the theme, and most importantly, educate and engage students with the law.
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.
To enter, submit two copies of your film with a completed entry form.
Entries close Thursday July 31st 2014

Submission guidelines
Entry form

Please direct all enquiries to highered.au@oup.com

The winning entries from the Connecting with Law Short Film Competition 2013 can be viewed below.
These entries were based on the theme ‘your top tips for studying law’.


Joint winners
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Law
Jason Allen
Deakin University



This video aims to educate, entertain and engage my fellow legal students by sharing some effective, hard-learned tricks that I’m convinced can help anyone who is struggling to improve their grades.


The 5 Senses to Studying Law
Ryleigh Bowman & Sam Lumb
University of Wollongong



Everyone has got them … but does everyone know how to use them? A light-hearted satire explaining how the five senses [sight, taste, smell, sound and touch] are all the tools you would ever need to study law. Simple hints and strategies that can help shape individual study plans make this film … “a sensible choice".


Runner up
Song About Law
Sigrid Helland
University of Wollongong



An original song that follows a day in the life of a law student. With references to (in)famous student idiosyncrasies – from solitaire in lectures to mid-range coffee addictions and Mi Goreng for dinner – this clip will educate, entertain and engage fellow law students through light-hearted story. The helpful and amusing study tips provide a fun commentary on the university experience, while references to familiar cases and well-known law subjects provide a level of appreciation and relatability specifically for law students..


Now showing: Connecting with Law Film Library

We are pleased to introduce the Connecting with Law Film Library – the home to all of the winning and commended entries from the history of the competition.