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ACSL Research Award 2012

Australian College of Strata Lawyers

2012 Research Awards

Australian College of Strata Lawyers (ACSL) offers a total prize pool each year for research essays on important issues of current Strata Law/Community Title and practice which are relevant to Australia and/or New Zealand. The amounts of the prizes may be reset each year. In 2012 the College offers a prize pool of $10,000 of individual amounts awarded at the discretion of the Prize Panel.

No particular areas of Strata Law/Community Title (Strata Law) have been selected by the College as areas for research, but entries should:

  • Display a high degree of legal scholarship on matters of contemporary practical day-to-day relevance in the fields of Strata Law/Community Title.
  • Demonstrate original thinking on the topic, rather than being a collation of ideas of others or a digest of recent case law. Be of a standard, both as regards content and presentation, which is suitable for publication in a law journal. Be authored by not more than two (2) persons. Only one (1) entry per author.
  • Word count: Maximum of 10,000 words
  • As the object of the Prize is not only to make the benefits of the research available to the public but also to encourage the research potential of the successful entrant. Acceptable entrants include students (both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels), academics, and practitioners. Accordingly entrants will be asked for their current level of study/achievement in the law.
  • Entries must be unpublished at the time of acceptance and normally remain unpublished until the Award is announced. The College will determine in its absolute discretion when the results of the award are announced. At this time the winning paper/s will be published on the College website. The winning entrant may after announcement of the award publish the paper in a recognised journal, provided the College and the award are acknowledged. However, the College may in its discretion grant an entrant a licence to publish the paper in a recognised journal pending a decision on the Award, provided the College and the submission for the award are acknowledged in the article.
  • The College reserves in its absolute discretion the right not to award either or both prizes for any reason. 

Entries Close at 5pm (EST) on Monday 24 September 2012 and will be judged by a panel selected by the College and the results will be announced by Monday 10 December 2012.

In 2012 entries are to be lodged electronically by email.    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Entries are blind reviewed – please ensure your entry has no reference to yourself within the text.

For enquiries contact Nina Psaltis, General Manager, E. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. T. 0418 150 557 F. 07 32558056