Annual Human Rights Student Competition 2022/2023

08/09/2022

The Law Society’s Human Rights and Equality Committee invites all students of law, trainee solicitors, those studying for the BL degree and persons currently devilling, to participate in a new competition.

Subject Matter

Students are invited to submit a video identifying an important human rights issue within Irish society and provide a discussion on the effectiveness of the existing legal framework in protecting that particular right. Students are encouraged to be creative and think outside the box when delivering the discussion, format and content of the video.

Marks will be awarded for:

  • importance and complexity of the legal issues involved,

  • authority of the argument and relevance of human rights law to the topic,

  • relevance of the topic to present issues within Irish society,

  • originality and creativity,

  • research, and

  • presentation.

Style Guide

Students are invited to be creative in the delivery of the video which can include a PowerPoint presentation, interview or short play. The video must not exceed 15 minutes and the audio must be of sufficient quality to ensure that all speakers can be heard.

Video entries exceeding 15 minutes will be automatically eliminated from the competition. Entries are restricted to one per candidate.

However, up to three students may work on the same entry. Students are asked to record their video using their home
device, i.e. mobile phone, laptop, tablet, camera.

Prizes

The winning entry will be awarded €500. The winning submission will be advertised on the Law Society’s
social media platforms. All entrants will be informed of the results.

Entry Process

Students must upload their video to a suitable file-sharing platform such as Dropbox, WeTransfer, Google Docs or YouTube. A link to the video on the file-sharing platform must be included in the submission email. Additional information to be included in the submission email include: the full name of participants, level of study (i.e. undergraduate, LLM, FE1s) and a brief written description outlining the content of the video and topic(s) discussed. Students are invite to send their entries to Nadia Quinn Sciascia, Secretary to the Human Rights and Equality Committee.

Deadline

All entries must be received no later than Monday, 16 January 2023. If you have any questions, please contact Nadia Quinn Sciascia, Secretary to the Human Rights and Equality Committee.