King's Students Win Regional Legal Essay Competition


The annual Gold Coast Schools Legal Essay Awards took place on Monday, 10 October. It was held in conjunction with Griffith University Law School and sponsored by SPG Lawyers. Legal Studies students from schools across the Gold Coast and Brisbane were invited to submit legal essays dealing with topical national and international legal issues. There were many entries of an exceptional standard again this year and the judges had the difficult decision of selecting the winners. Prizes and trophies were presented at the event by Tony O’Connor, Partner at SPG Lawyers, Professor Therese Wilson, Dean of Law at Griffith University, and Dr Kate van Doore, Deputy Head of School (Learning and Teaching), Griffith University.

Adrian Townsend from our Year 12 Legal Studies class was awarded First Place in the competition for his essay 'Introducing electronic voting in federal elections to avoid electoral fraud.' Adrian received $500 for himself and $300 for King's, as well as the winner's trophy, which is now on display in the High School office. Joshua Gomes-Luis, also a King's Legal Studies student, was awarded one of two runner-up prizes and $300 for his topic on 'the mistreatment, exploitation and indefinite detention of individuals with cognitive disabilities in prison.' Congratulations Adrian and Joshua - we are so proud of you both!