I am pleased to share with you the news that 3 students from my law school at the University of Wollongong (UOW) have been recognised in the Oxford University Press (OUP) Connecting with Law Film Competition 2013!Congratulations to Ryleigh Bowman who was awarded first prize (joint winner) for his entry: 5 Senses to Studying Law.
Ryleigh is a first year student studying Law and Engineering who has always had a passion for film making, and so when the competition came to his attention, he jumped at the chance to put his burgeoning skills to good use.
OUP were searching for short films that creatively explored the theme of 'top tips for studying law'. The criteria specified that winning films would be chosen for originality, entertainment value and the level at which they encouraged law students to positively 'connect' with the study of law. Ryleigh (and his filmmaking partner Sam who also appears in the film) explored this theme by finding a concept they believed everyone could relate to: the 5 senses of the body. You can check out his light-hearted satirical winning entry here.
I am also proud to say that 2 more students from UOW Law received accolades in the competition:
Sigrid Helland was the Runner-Up with her original song detailing a day in the life of a law student - Song About Law (to watch click here); and
Skye Roberts and Lachlan Roberts were awarded with Highly Commended for Life and Law (to watch click here).
It is great to see law students engaging with aspects of the wider legal culture and particularly exploring the everyday legal consciousness of life as a law student.
Congratulations to all the winners and participants of the competition. Stay tuned to the OUP website for details of what's in store next year.