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Prize for law students' work on study environment

Study Environment Prize — If the Argument Association at the Faculty of Law had its way, then the law studies would have a less boring reputation.

This year’s study environment award at the University of Copenhagen goes to a group of students from the Faculty of Law.

The group is called the ‘Argument Association’ and the people behind it hope to be able to give the study of law a more exciting profile.

“The study of law is traditionally seen as quite conservative and it has been important for us to break with this slightly dull reputation. We try to create an innovative forum where we can convey legal issues in a new way. With the prize we can do yet more of this,” says the founder of the association Markus Gammelgaard according to a press release on

Antidote to bad study environment


The Argument Association received the award at the University of Copenhagen’s annual commemoration festival on 17th November.

The prize includes DKK 25,000 to help the association’s work.


Apart from that, the Argument Association will break down the prejudices against the study of law in different ways. One of the association’s recipes for success is a focus on a community that bridges research and education.

The association’s vice chairman Anna Hauerslev Munch elaborates in an email to the University Post that the study environment at Law leaves something to be desired:

“We had – at Law – the worst study environment (in the whole of the University of Copenhagen, ed.) just a couple of years ago, which we hope to be able to change,” says Anna Hauerslev Munch, and hopes to be able to share her knowledge on how to start an association up from scratch.

Researcher lunches in informal settings

“We want to help involve the new students right from the beginning of their studies, by giving them assignments in the association immediately, and we want to build bridges between the students and researchers at the Faculty of Law,” says Anna Hauerslev Munch.

One of the association’s concepts is, for example, ‘researcher lunches’, where researchers and students meet in informal settings for a presentation on current topics and law-related research.

The people behind the Argument Association also hope to set up even more events and initiatives in addition to those that gave them this year’s study environment prize.