CFP: Australasian Society of Legal Philosophy Essay Competition 2018

Submission deadline: April 1, 2019

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The Australasian Society of Legal Philosophy Essay Competition is designed to encourage original research and writing in legal theory and philosophy of law by early career scholars around the world. The author of the winning essay will receive a cash prize of AU$1,000, plus a contribution of up to AU$500 towards the cost of attendance at the Society’s Annual Conference to present the essay as a paper.

The competition is open to students currently enrolled in a post-graduate degree program (Master or Doctoral) in any discipline. Graduates in one discipline reading for a first degree in a different discipline (such as a Juris Doctor) are not eligible.

Submissions may be on any topic in legal theory or the philosophy of law. Essays must be in English and not exceed 15,000 words.

It is a condition of being awarded the ASLP Essay Prize that the winning essay be submitted for publication in the next issue of the Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy.

The deadline for the 2018 Competition has been extended to 1 April 2019.  Entries should be emailed to the ASLP President, Dr Kevin Walton (

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