We’re pleased to share the winning entries to Oxford University Press Australia and New Zealand’s annual film competition for law students. Now in its fifth year, the Connecting with Law Short Film Competition 2012 was open to all students currently enrolled in an Australian law school.
To enter, students chose at least one definition from the Australian Law Dictionary and created a two-to-five minute film based around the definition/s to educate and help students connect with the law. The winners were those judged to be the most creative, instructive, and original.
Winner of the Connecting with Law Short Film Competition 2012 : Bearly Legal
Julian Chant & Louis Aldred-Traynor (University of Melbourne and University of Notre Dame, Sydney)
Second Prize in the Connecting with Law Short Film Competition 2012 : You Better Watch Out
Jordan Tutton, Reuben White, James Trezise, Georgina Landon, Hannah Maccini, Cassie Byrnes & Jack Gillespie (Flinders University)
Third Prize in the Connecting with Law Short Film Competition 2012 : Snow Flake and the Huntsman
Louis Tang, Suet Yoong Leong, Yun Wei Wong & Ngoc Linh Pham (University of Adelaide)
The judges also selected three commendable films. All the students involved have won an OUP book voucher.
Ross Paull (University of New South Wales)
Skye O’Dwyer, Jordan Sanderson, Scott Leary, Anneka Frayne, Ashleigh Schiemer, Peter Martin, Erin Garty, Kate Simpson, Peta Lisle & Savanna Stewart (University of New England)
Will of Fortune
Elly Brand, Allana Neumann & Gerard Forrest (University of Queensland)
The Australian Law Dictionary is the best reference for those who want familiarity with, and knowledge of, Australian legal terms. Designed in response to research, the ALD is structured to ensure comprehensive coverage of core legal content. Readers are encouraged to learn the meaning of a particular term, link it with any related concepts, and locate it within the larger body of law. it is the winner of the Australian Educational Publishing Award for Tertiary (Wholly Australian) Teaching and Learning 2010. Trisha Mann, the editor, has a BA and an LLB from the Australian National University, and a Graduate Diploma in editing and publishing from RMIT, and in Managing Legal Organisations from the University of Melbourne. She is currently undertaking a PhD in judicial education at the University of Melbourne.