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The Azmi Khalid Constitutional Law Essay Writing Competition 2023

Jan 10, 2023
12.00 AM - 05.00 PM


As part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Faculty of Law, Universiti Malaya, and to honour the memory of the late Associate Professor Azmi Khalid, the Faculty is launching the “Azmi Khalid Constitutional Law Essay Writing Competition”. 

Associate Professor Azmi Khalid was a law lecturer at the Faculty of Law who was admired as a prominent constitutionalist and a pioneering human rights advocate. He passed away at age 42 on 24 May 1992. The fund for this competition has been established by the alumni of the Faculty’s Class of 1982 in fond remembrance of Azmi Khalid.  

This once-in-two-years competition shall be administered by the Faculty of Law, Universiti Malaya and judged by a panel of distinguished judges, lawyers and academicians whose decision shall be final.  Cash prizes shall be awarded to all winners. A Certificate of Participation shall be awarded to all participants.

TOPIC: The topic for the 2023 competition is:

ELIGIBILITY: Any enrolled student of a law course in a public or private university in Malaysia may participate, whether a citizen or a non-citizen. An eligible candidate must provide proof of his/her status by supplying personal particulars on the Prescribed Form.

PRIZES: A distinguished panel of judges will evaluate each essay and award three prizes.
First Prize: Ringgit Five Thousand (RM 5,000) and a Certificate
Second Prize: Ringgit Three Thousand (RM 3,000) and a Certificate
Third Prize: Ringgit One Thousand (RM 1,000) and a Certificate.

Originality: The essay must be the author’s original contribution. Each source relied upon must be acknowledged in a footnote. Plagiarism will not be tolerated and any essay with a similarity index of more than 30% will not be accepted. Each essay must be accompanied by a TURNITIN REPORT.
Language: The essay must be submitted in the English language.
Format: The essay must be in the PDF format.
Font style: Font style and size is Times New Roman - size 14 for title; size 12 for the Abstract and Text; and size 10 for Footnotes.
Spacing: spacing should be 1.5.
Word count: The article must be between 2,500 to 3.000 words (excluding Footnotes and Bibliography).  
Referencing: Use “footnotes” and not endnotes. Use footnotes and not “in-text citations”.

Download the Prescribed Form and Declaration HERE

Submission: The article must be submitted ONLINE by 5.00PM on February 28, 2023 to the following dedicated email: theazmikhalidessay@365.um.edu.my

The submission should include the following:

  • The Prescribed Form and Declaration as the top cover.  
  • The essay’s title and the author’s full name on page 1
  • An Abstract of 100-150 words.
  • An Introduction
  • A Conclusion or Summing Up
  • Word count of the essay (to be indicated on the last page)
  • A Bibliography (not exceeding 400 words)   
  • The TURNITIN Report

We wish all participants good luck and a stimulating intellectual experience.

For further enquiries you may contact: 03 7967 6523 (Dr Hameedullah) or 03 7967 6532 (Dr Saw) or email at theazmikhalidessay@365.um.edu.my