André Sauzier Legal Writing Competition


In October 2015 SeyLII and the Law Programme of the University of Seychelles (Unisey Law) announced the first edition of the legal writing competition for law students and young lawyers dedicated to the memory of the Honourable Justice André Sauzier. This competition stems from ongoing cooperation between SeyLII and Unisey Law for the promotion and dissemination of secondary interpretative legal materials, with the aim of increasing legal knowledge and access to justice in the Seychelles community.

Participants in the annual competition are required to produce an original written piece of a length between 2000 and 4000 words on a topic of relevance to the Seychelles legal system. The piece can take any form preferred by the participant including (but not limited to) a case note, a commentary on specific legislation, or a scholarly article.

The competition is open to university law students and to lawyers who graduated within 5 years before the date of submission.   The top entrants receive cash prizes and their work is considered for publication in this special section of the SeyLII website.

Entries for the current round of the André Sauzier Legal Writing Competition (focused on Seychelles constitutional law) close on Friday 3 March 2017.