Connecting with Law Short Film Competition



This year, the Connecting with Law Short Film Competition encouraged law students to create a 2-5 minute film about Groundbreakers: people, cases or judgements that have changed the shape of Australian law.

1st Prize Winner
Donoghue Day
Kit Mun Lee, Liam Hartley, Quang Nguyen, Julaicka Sala
University of Melbourne

Donoghue Day is an uplifting and humorous mock-documentary film that follows the endeavours of a law student who strives to put himself into the shoes of May Donoghue as she uncovered the foundational duty of care principle.

Featuring a University of Melbourne law professor, campus pub owner and a rather lucrative personal injury barrister, join this law student’s adventures as he finds out why Donoghue Day is worth celebrating.

Click on the image above to see the winning short film. More winning and commended entries from the history of the competition can be viewed at the Connecting with Law Film Library. Please note: due to the limited number of entries, we have decided to award only first place.


Competition closed.

2017 marks the end of the Connecting with Law Short Film Competition. it has been a wonderful 10 years with some truly remarkable, creative, and funny short films but it is time to focus on other opportunities such as the Law Student Panel.

Thank you to everyone who participated. All winning and highly commended films are still available to watch. Please visit our Connecting with Law Film Library.

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