Law Week Video Challenge

Cartoon style images of young people working on a video project. Text "Law Week 2022 Video challenge"Law Week in Australia is dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of the law. It promotes legal education for the wider community, and how you can get access to legal services and advice.

To celebrate Law Week 2022 (16 - 20 May), Legal Aid WA invites students across WA primary and high schools to participate in its Law Week Video Challenge!

The age of criminal responsibility in WA is 10 years of age.

This means that if you are 10 or older and you commit a criminal offence, you can be charged by the police and convicted in court. This is where the challenge comes in!

Task: Use the information on the Legal Aid website to create a short video (1-2 minutes) on one of the following topics:

  • What does Legal Aid do?

  • What is something young people should know about to avoid getting in trouble with the law?

  • What is a legal problem that might affect you and what you can do about it?

Who can enter: Students in Years 3 - 12, with the support of their classroom teacher.

How: You can use any type of technology, app or software to record your video. Once you have created your video, your teacher will share it with us.

Dates: Entries close on Thursday 12 May at 4.00 pm.

Prize: The videos will be judged by our expert lawyers, and the winners will be featured on Legal Aid WA’s official social media pages!

Here are some direct links to the topics you can make your video about.

What does Legal Aid do?
Ways young people might get in trouble with the law
Your rights and the law: A legal issue that might affect you and what you can do

Find Legal Answers

You can find more information at https://www.legalaid.wa.gov.au/resources

How to get started

You can download our teacher, parent and student information flyers to share with your school community about our Law Week 2022 Video Challenge:

Teachers, to register your class for the Law Week Video Challenge, please email cle@legalaid.wa.gov.au with your school name, class name and number of students who will be participating.

SCSA curriculum links

Disclaimer

The information displayed on this page is provided for information purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. If you have a legal problem, you should see a lawyer. Legal Aid Western Australia aims to provide information that is accurate, however does not accept responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information provided on this page or incorporated into it by reference.