The NELA Essay Competition is open to any student enrolled at an Australian tertiary institution (including undergraduate and postgraduate programs).
Winners receive a cash prize and a years free NELA membership for their efforts.
The NELA Essay Competition seeks submissions of high quality, cutting-edge scholarship on Australian environmental law and/or climate law.
SUBMIT YOUR ESSAY BY 18 DEC 2017 AND YOU COULD WIN $500 & NELA CONF REGO & MEMBERSHIP
The winning essays will be considered for publication in the Environmental and Planning Law Journal or in NELA’s publications.
We are pleased to announce that Ms Katharine Huxley, from the University of New South Wales Law School, is the winner of the 2015 NELA Essay Competition.
Her essay ‘Tuna Ranching and Australia’s Obligations for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Southern Bluefin Tuna’ impressed the judges with its innovative look at the tuna ranching industry in light of Australia’s international obligations and domestic environmental laws. Ms Huxley has examined how this economically significant industry is regulated. Her essay also offered some suggestions about how stocks of Southern Blue Fine Tuna might be more sustainably managed.
Katharine has won a cash prize and a year's free membership of NELA for her efforts.
Our congratulations to Katharine on this achievement.
Theme for the 2014 Essay Competition will be "Are we selling our environment short?". Further details of the 2014 competition will be announced in the first few months of next year. Academics please encourage your students to enter.
Please click on the links below for additional information:
2014 NELA Essay Competition Flyer
2014 NELA Essay Competition Guidelines
NELA is pleased to announce Ms Madeleine Figg, from the University of Tasmania Law School, is the winner of the 2013 NELA Essay Competition. Her essay on 'Protecting Third Party Rights of Appeal, Protecting the Environment: A Tasmanian Case Study' impressed the judges as a fresh look at the issue, highlighting their importance in achieving better outcomes for the environment even though the majority deal with private interests.
Madeleine has won a cash prize and a year's free membership of NELA for her efforts and NELA is liaising with the editor of the prestigious Environment and Planning Law Journal to have the essay published.
The judges also commended Isabelle Whitehead’s essay on the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act's water trigger, which posed the question whether the water trigger was ‘Better Protection or Pure Politics?’
Congratulations to Madeleine and Isabelle!