The Deborah Cass Prize for Writing was established in 2015 by Deborah’s friends and family.
Deborah Cass (1960-2013) made significant contributions to legal scholarship, which were acknowledged with two significant events after her death: the London Review of Law Annual Lecture at the London School of Economics and a symposium at the Australian National University Law School, 13-14 August 2015.
Deborah Cass focused on creative writing after retiring from her academic position. One of her short stories, ‘Her Beauty as a Sword’, was published by Etchings magazine. Deborah had always taken a literary approach to writing and this gave her space to reflect on her own life and background.
As the granddaughter of European refugees, we felt that Deborah would like one of her legacies to be the nurture of a writing talent in someone new to Australian culture.
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2021 Organising Committee
- Dan Cass
- Caroline Jordan
- Victoria Marles
- Tania Patston
- Helen Stitt
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