UC Law Essay Competition 2019
Are you a budding lawyer or looking for a career in the justice sector? UC School of Law | Te Kura Ture is excited to announce that it is bringing back the essay competition again in 2019 so be in to win some great cash prizes for you and your school.
We have two competitions this year. A Year 9-10 & Year 11-13. Within each competition, there are two categories based on a topical issue related to an area you can study at the UC School of Law. Each category will have three placement prizes.
- 1st Prize: $200 for you and $100 for your school
- 2nd Prize: $150 for you and $100 for your school
- 3rd Prize: $100 for you and $100 for your school
Start watching the news, research your topic and discuss the issues at school. Most importantly, start writing!
What do I need to do to enter?
It’s simple. Write a 600 word (Year 9-10) or 1000-word (Year 11-13) essay on any of the following topics.
Year 9 – 10 Essay Questions
Should New Zealand Legalise Cannabis? Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of legalising cannabis in New Zealand. Give examples from both the pro and anti-legalisation side.
Currently protests are occurring over the use of land at Ihumātao. Compare and contrast each of the involved parties views to decide how you think the protest should legally or politically be resolved. Give examples in your answer
Year 11 -13 Essay Questions
Should New Zealand Legalise Cannabis? Analyse the advantages and disadvantages of legalising cannabis in New Zealand. Give examples from both the pro and anti-legalisation side, including cases from countries overseas who have legalised Cannabis.
Currently protests are occurring over the use of land at Ihumātao. Compare and contrast each of the involved parties’ views to decide how you think the protest should be resolved. Give examples in your answer from each perspective and the legal or tikanga evidence based on previous land debates, both in New Zealand and overseas.
Then go to our entry page, complete the entry form and submit your entry. It’s that easy! You can enter more than one category. Each entry must be submitted on a separate entry form online. Good luck! Entries close 5 pm, Sunday 13 October 2019.
Terms and Conditions
- The essay competition is open to secondary school students in New Zealand.
- The essay must be the own work of the student entering the competition
- Winners and their schools will be notified by 1 November 2019.
- Prize money will be directly credited to the winners’ accounts. By entering, students agree to have their names and school included on the UC College of Business and Law website for publicity and in presentations to prospective students and their schools and for other marketing and publicity as decided by the College of Business and Law.
- The decision of the College of Business and Law will be final. The College of Business and Law may choose to award fewer prizes at their discretion. No correspondence will be entered into.