The New South Wales Young Lawyers’ Employment and Industrial Law Committee have just announced the opening of the McCallum Medal competition for 2011. The McCallum Medal is an annual public speaking competition for young lawyers and students with an interest in industrial relations and employment law. The competition is named in honour of Professor Ron McCallum who is a leading academic in this field.
As the publisher of a wide range of employment law publications, we are pleased to offer our support as a sponsor for the McCallum Medal.
Entrants to the competition must submit a synopsis on an employment law topic (a list of topics are provided) and then the finalists are invited to make a public presentation to the judging panel. The winner is judged based on their presentation.
First prize includes:
- the prestigious McCallum Medal;
- winner’s name engraved on the McCallum Medal perpetual shield;
- a $500 book voucher from us (Thomson Reuters);
- $500 cash from The College of Law; and
- publication of the article in our Workplace Review journal.
There are also prizes for the runner-up and finalists.
Entrants must submit a synopsis by 5pm on Monday 3 October and the presentation event will be held at 6pm on Wednesday 19 October.