Commonwealth Law Student Essay Competition 2018

This year sees the launch of our 7th Essay Competition. The competition is open to all students registered on an undergraduate law degree course within a Higher Education Institution in a Commonwealth Nations (see below for the full competition rules).  The competition closes on 31 August 2018 and the maximum word limit is 2,000 words.

Essay Competition 2018

The title for this year is:

“In the context of the Commonwealth Principles, how can the law achieve a balance between the freedom of the media to report and criticise the government and/or judiciary, and the need for respect, responsibility and regulation in reporting?”

This year’s theme is drawn from the recent work undertaken by the Commonwealth Working Group on Media Governance on freedom of expression and the role of media in good governance.  The Commonwealth Charter and the Commonwealth (Latimer House) Principles may also be useful background material.

Essay Winners

The winners will be announced and their essays posted here and in the CLEA Newsletter.  Winning entries may also be considered for publication in our Journal.   Details of the 2014 competition and the winners are available.

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