The CMCL Medal: New Voices in Media Law Competition is an initiative of the CMCL to seek succinct, innovative analyses of contemporary issues in media law. The competition is open to final year JD and LLB students in Australia and New Zealand, and those who graduated in the last five years and currently reside in Australia or New Zealand.Each finalist makes a short presentation of their paper before a prestigious judging panel, over a dinner for legal and industry professionals, academics and students in Melbourne. The CMCL medal winner receives a medal, a prize of $1,500, and an invitation to develop their paper for possible publication in the Media & Arts Law Review. Other finalists receive $500 and a certificate.
Winner of the 2014 CMCL Medal Competition
Dinika Roopani, ‘The Scope and Content of “A Publication” on the Internet for the Purposes of Defamation Law ‘.
Finalists for the 2014 CMCL Medal Competition
Jarrod Bayliss-McCulloch, ‘Risks and opportunities in big data - how well adapted are Australia’s privacy laws?’.
Jennifer Kwong, ‘Moral Rights in the Ballpark: Banksy and the Right to Integrity of Authorship’
Winner of the 2011 CMCL Medal Competition
Roxanne Burd, ‘To Supress, Or Not to Supress; Protecting the Right to a Fair Trial in the Twenty-First Century’
Finalists for the 2011 CMCL Medal Competition
Sara Phung, ‘Function Not Form: Protecting Sources of Bloggers’
Jessica Goulburn, ‘Straw, Sticks or Bricks- How to Stop the Big Bad Wolf from Piggybacking’
2011 Medal Finalists, Jessica Goulburn, Roxanne Burd, Sara Phung