1. A proposal can only be submitted by a team of two to four UQ undergraduate students, including at least one Law student and one non-Law student.
  2. A Law student is any student enrolled in the Bachelor of Laws or the Bachelor of Laws (Honours), or a dual program including the Bachelor of Laws or Bachelor of Law (Honours).
  3. No student can be a member of more than one team.
  4. Each team must submit a proposal outlining a novel application for technology in legal practice. The proposal can focus on any form(s) of legal practice, eg, traditional law firms, the courts, community legal centres, conveyancing firms. The proposal cannot exceed 1,000 words, including footnotes, diagrams and any other text. The proposal must be submitted on or before the closing submission date.
  5. Each team can consult with legal and industry experts. However, each team must submit a proposal that is an original idea created by the team.
  6. Any plagiarism will result in immediate disqualification and students must abide by all other University policies in terms of their personal conduct.
  7. Each proposal will be judged according to the following criteria: innovation and creativity; legal analysis; practicality and business model; potential impact; and clarity of expression and presentation.
  8. A panel of industry and entrepreneurship experts will select no more than five of the top proposals.
  9. The Dean of the TC Beirne School of Law (‘the Dean’), together with Ventures, will select a panel of academic and industry experts (‘the Expert Panel’) to include at least one representative of KWM.
  10. Each team that submitted one of the top proposals will present its proposal to the Expert Panel. Each team will be given five minutes to present its proposal, with an additional 10 minutes allowed for questions.
  11. The Dean in consultation with the Expert Panel will determine the winning proposal.
  12. The team with the winning proposal will receive $10,000. The prize money will be split evenly among the team members.
  13. The determination of the Dean in consultation with the Expert Panel will be final.
  14. All intellectual property rights in the proposals vest with the students upon their creation. If KWM gives written notice to the students within 60 days of the end of the competition, it will have the first option to negotiate to acquire or otherwise commercialise any of those intellectual property rights. That option will last for three months from the date of notification.