Essay Competition

Each year EDS runs a competition for university students.

Purpose

The competition is designed to stimulate interest in environmental law and encourage excellence in legal research and writing.

2016 Prize

Attendance at EDS's 2017 annual conference in Auckland (August 2017). Plus travel and accomodation as required.

View the poster relevant to your university by clicking the link below:

University of Auckland

University of Canterbury

University of Otago

Victoria University of Wellington

University of Waikato

Massey University

2015 Winners

The Winners of the 2015 competition, who won attendance to the 2016 conference were:

Long Essay

Prateek Gupta, University of Otago

Essay Title: Milk or Water?

Short Essay

Myles Snaddon, Victoria University of Wellington

Essay Title: Industrial Waste: Regulation and Policy

Myles Snaddon 2015 Winner

2014 Winners

The winners of the 2014 competition, who attended the 2015 conference, were:

Long Essay

Andrew McIndoe, University of Auckland

Essay Title: Southern Sprawl

Short Essay

Nathan Ross, Victoria University of Wellington

Essay Title: Carbon Emissions & Electric Cars

2013 Winners

The winners of the 2013 competition were able to attend the 2014 EDS conference:

Long Essay

Joshua Pietras

Joshua Pietras, University of Waikato

Essay Title: Bisphenol A: A Critique on the Law’s Failure to Protect the Public from Toxic Exposure

Short Essay Competition

Jamie Robinson

Jamie Robinson, University of Otago

Who bears the burden? Assessing the evidential test required in RMA decisions

2012 Winner

The 2012 winner was Toni Dobson from Waikato University.

Essay Title: The Maritime Transport Act 1994 (MTA) and the MV Rena Disaster: How effective is the MTA in dealing with bunker oil spills?

2011 Winner

The 2011 winner was Lan Pham from Otago University. Lan attended EDS's 2012 conference.

Lan Pham

Essay Title: The travesty of native fish ‘protection’ in NZ

2010 Winner

The 2010 winner was Rohan Wanigasekera from the University of Waikato

Rohan Wanigasekera

Essay Title: Aquaculture Reform- Consenting to a New Gold Rush?

Last updated at 4:13PM on November 15, 2016