Submission of topics for approval for entries in the Energy Law Association's 2016 Essay Competition is due by 7 October 2016.
The competition is open to anyone who, at 30 June 2016, was an undergraduate law student at a New Zealand tertiary institution or who had graduated from any tertiary institution with their first law degree within the previous three years.
The top three essays will receive a cash prize, with $3,000 going to the first prize winner, $2,000 to the second prize winner, and $1,000 to the third prize winner.
Essays can be up to 3,5000 words and on any legal topic directly of relevance to the energy and resources sectors, and particularly those of corporate, commercial, contractual, public/regulatory, land, financing or tax interest.
To ensure the topics are relevant, intending authors must submit their chosen topic and details of their eligibility on the official entry form by 7 October 2016.
Once the topic is accepted, the final essay is due by 2 December 2016.
Further information on the Energy Law Association and the 2016 Essay Competition is available here.