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Congratulations to the winners!

Oxford University Press would like to thank all participants for the fantastic entries this year. We were very impressed with the standard of entries received, when we asked students to create a short film exploring the theme ‘legal ethics: thinking, acting, being’.

The winning films below were those judged to be the most creative, instructive and original entries, which help educate law students and encourage them to positively connect with law.

A big thank you to all the students who got involved, and to the lecturers and law societies who supported the competition in 2014. We hope that you all have lots of ideas in the pipeline for next years’ competition!
Stay tuned to this website in early 2015 for details of the 8th Connecting with Law Short Film Competition.

1st Prize Winner
Ethics in social media: advice for the legal hound-dog
Katy Milne
Monash University

This is a film about George, the legal hound-dog, who lazed his way through the online world blissfully unaware of the ethical dilemmas he was creating for himself as a lawyer.

We thought Ethics in social media: Advice for the legal hound dog was a very creative, entertaining and informative approach to the 2014 competition theme. It explores a topical aspect of legal ethics that is especially pertinent to law students, in their studies and beyond to their future careers.

2nd Prize Winner
Lie: A guide to legal ethics
Harrison Jones
Bond University

Lie: A guide to legal ethics goes through some of the important laws and principles learn in a legal ethics subject at university. Fellow law students will see examples of overcharging a client, legal dress code and learn about disclosing plagiarism when applying for admission. The film takes an entertaining, educational approach with case references and many acted out scenarios. By following the three steps in this video, students will clearly be able to see how to be an ethical lawyer.

3rd Prize Winner
The Questionable Ethics of Malcolm Practice
Madeleine Brown
University of Technology, Sydney

A film that follows the downfall of a fictional lawyer as he struggles to navigate ethical dilemmas. This light-hearted narrative educates students on some of the major ethical duties, such as confidentiality and deceptive conduct. It aims to engage and entertain fellow law students by highlighting ways not to deal with ethical dilemmas with a touch of comedy and melodrama.

Congratulations also go to our highly commended entry:
Do’s and Don’ts: Shyla Sivanas and Raad Haque
Monash University

Now showing: Connecting with Law Film Library

The Connecting with Law Film Library is home to all of the winning and commended entries from the history of the competition.