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Category Spotlight: Law

Law has been a category at The Undergraduate Awards since its inaugural year.

This category is for undergraduate students of Law and Pre-Law. Entrants must submit an abstract of between 100-300 words long, and the word count is 2,500 – 5,000 words.

The submitted assignments must have been written during the entrants undergraduate career, and have achieved a grade of 2.1/A- or higher.

In 2017 the category was won by Kathy Liu, from Australian National University, with her paper, "Moral Emotions and Restorative Justice: A Legal-Psychological Analysis of the Role of Shame and Guilt in the Restorative Justice Process in Offender Rehabilitation".

Her essay highly impressed the judges,  who commented on her assignment stating:

"I have read this essay a number of times and I am impressed with its sophistication - both in its research quality and comparative analysis. I believe its is a worthy and novel angle to take on this topic from criminology and the criminal law."

In 2016, Jacqueline Williams from Australian National University won the Law category with her paper, "The Enforcement Regime of the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) under Chapter 7 of the Corporations Act: Reform Required", which is a fascinating read.

With only 4 weeks left until the submission deadline on 12 June, we look forward to reading all the new research in Engineering from undergraduate students around the globe.

If you are interested in submitting to the category, click here.