Kirby Cup winners

Tyler Fox and Melchor Inigo Raval hold the Kirby Cup, with the Hon Michael Kirby

Congratulations to the joint winners of the 2011 Kirby Cup, Tyler Fox, from the University of Newcastle, and Melchor Inigo Raval, from Monash University.

Tyler Fox is studying a Bachelor of Laws and his winning entry, Breaking the Internet, examined the current laws in Australia particularly as they pertain to copyright and privacy and canvassed a number of possible law reform responses to the problems raised. Melchor Raval is a student in the School of Business Law and Taxation and his winning entry used Australian case studies, in particular of gaming, and focused on international law and comparisons.

Both winners met the Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG at a small function at the ALRC on 6 December, when they were presented with their certificates. Their names are now inscribed on the perpetual ‘Kirby Cup’ that is kept on display at the offices of the ALRC—a record of all past winners of this prestigious law reform competition.

The ALRC thanks all students who submitted entries to the Kirby Cup in 2011. We appreciate the significant research and writing that goes into each piece, on top of an already demanding university schedule. The Kirby Cup is one way that the ALRC provides insight to law students across Australia into the processes of law reform and our inquiries.

The new topic for the Kirby Cup in 2012 will be announced in the next ALRC Brief, in 2012.