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Results of the
ROLE Essay Competition 2020

Latest Teaching Plans

Contempt of Court
Adolescents and Law Obedience
Legislative Council
Freedom of Expression
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Commenting on

Carlill v Carbolic Smoke Ball Co (1893)

—Professor Hugh Collins

“[The law's] doctrinal integrity helps to achieve legitimacy, because the law can be presented as objective and neutral, not a matter of politics or preference…and applied impartially and fairly to all citizens.”



Property Rights


Judicial Effectiveness


Government Integrity



Checks and balances