Department of Law

André Sauzier Legal Writing Competition

The Department of Law and the SeyLII Association of Seychelles (SeyLII) jointly organise a yearly 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 the Department of 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.

The best written contributions are awarded a winning certificate and a small monetary prize. The best pieces are also published on a special section of the SeyLII website (following review and revision where considered necessary by the evaluation board).

Form and Evaluation

Participants 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.

Evaluation is based exclusively on merit, and independently from the form of choice.

Each written contribution is evaluated by an independent board of reviewers composed of members of the SeyLII Board and faculty members of the Department of Law following the double-blind peer review principles.


The competition is open to university law students and to lawyers who graduated within 5 years of the date of submission.

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