2013 Student Essay Competition

The College of Law’s Alumni Association Student Essay Competition showcases the ingenuity, imagination and talent of College students. The 2013 competition was open to all current students in both Practical Legal Training Program and the Applied Law Program.

Entrants to the competition were asked to write 2000 words on ‘How would you improve the teaching of law and legal practice in Australia or New Zealand?’

2013 Competition Winner

The 2013 competition winner was Ashleigh Standen, a PLT student at Norton Rose Fulbright who’s entry was titled Let’s not kill all the lawyers: Law, Literature and why it matters.’


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As part of the competition, Ashleigh faced a judging panel to defend her proposal Рclick on the image above to view the panel video. 


Ashleigh Standen receives her prize from Doug Humphries, Chairman, The College of Law Alumni Association 

2013 Shortlist

Congratulations to the following entrants who were selected for the 2013 Shortlist – read their entries below.


The practical legal training has been far better for me, my career and my firm.

Rebecca Fogerty

Practical Legal Training

Queensland Graduate