2016 Essay Competition


We are pleased to announce that the 2016 Energy Law Association Essay Competition is now underway. 

The ELA invites applications from a wide range of legal areas.


We will consider accepting essays 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.

The top three essays will receive a cash prize.   First prize winner will receive $3000, second prize receives $2000 and third prize will receive $1000.

Applicants must, as at 30 June 2016, have been:

  • undergraduate law students at a tertiary institution in New Zealand, or

  • have graduated from any tertiary institution with their first law degree within the

    previous three years.

Proposed topics, and the author’s (or authors’) name and eligibility, must be recorded on the attached entry form and submitted for approval to the Secretary of the ELA by Friday 7 October 2016.

Read the full Terms and Conditions here