Connecting with Law Short Film Competition 2014 Winners

Oxford, OUPANZ, Connecting with Law Short Film CompetitionThe ‘Connecting with Law Short Film Competition’ is an annual event run by Oxford University Press Australia & New Zealand. Now in its seventh year, the ‘Connecting with Law Short Film Competition’ runs from March to July and is open to all students currently enrolled in an Australian law school. Over the years, the competition has proven to be a unique way to encourage students to connect with the law and make a contribution to legal education in Australia.

This year, students were invited to make a two- to five-minute film exploring the 2014 theme, ‘Legal ethics: thinking, acting, being’. The standard of entries submitted was very impressive and the winners were those judged to be the most creative, instructive and original in helping to educate and entertain Australian law students. We are pleased to share the winning entries:

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 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)

3rd prize winner: The Questionable Ethics of Malcolm Practice
Madeleine Brown (University of Technology, Sydney)

The judges also selected a highly commended entry:

Do’s and Don’ts – Shyla Sivanas and Raad Haque (Monash University)

All of the past winning and commended entries can be viewed online at the Connecting with Law Film Library.

Interested in participating next year? Stay tuned to our website for more details about the 8th ‘Connecting with Law Short Film Competition’ in March 2015.

Stephanie Swain
Higher Education – Product and Marketing Specialist, OUP ANZ

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