3500 for a 1000 word essay on a commonwealth essay competition 2018 topic. 2014 saw first and third place taken by current City students, with second awarded to a BPTC alumnus.
Morality versus legality: when is war justified? In 2013 City GDL students secured first and second place in the competition. Privacy and the press: Is state regulation in the public interest? 2012 both first and second prizes, as well as two runners-up prizes were won by lawyers with links to City.
Cameras in court: justice’s loss or gain? First prize was taken by James Potts, City GDL and BPTC alumni and now pupil barrister at 4-5 Grays Inn Square. Second prize was taken by Thomas Coates, then a City GDL student. City’s Graduate Diploma in Law course.
Justice under the axe: can the Government’s cuts be fair? Supreme Court UK: radical change or business as usual? James Harding, Editor of The Times and David Cavender, QC, of One Essex Court. Terrorism v human rights: Where do you draw the line? The shape of things to come? Will Clementi be good for consumers but bad for lawyers?
Constitutional reform: will the justice system benefit? International terrorists: what role should the law play? Ethical dilemmas who should decide – lawyers, scientists or God? Not a bad record eh? An annual competition named after Graham Turnbull, an English solicitor who did much to promote respect for human rights. Graham was killed in 1997, working as a human rights monitor on the United Nations Human Rights Mission in Rwanda.
500 from the Graham Turnbull Memorial Fund. The roots of many of our basic rights go back to the Magna Carta whose 800th Anniversary is being celebrated in 2015. Given this important legacy, to what extent would proposals to repeal the Human Rights Act 1998 and pull out of the European Convention on Human Rights impact on the protection of human rights in the UK and around the world? Sponsored by the Bar Council Scholarship Trust, this competition is open to students and pupils and requires entrants to write a piece of less than 3000 words proposing the case for a law reform which is desirable, practical and useful. 4000 which could come in very handy for funding some part of your legal education.
Deadline for entry this year is 5th September 2016, with the awards ceremony on 21st November. City GDL alumni won the overall prize. This annual essay prize is sponsored by OUP in association with the Statute Law Society. The competition is open to all undergraduates or those holding an undergraduate degree for less than 5 years. Please note – this competition didn’t run in 2014 or 2015.
We shall see if it re-emerges! Winners will receive the Student Prize and have their piece published in the New Law Journal. The competition deadline is generally in February time. An understanding of the importance of pro bono and access to justice is a crucial part of any law student’s education. How can this be improved?
The competition is open to both undergraduate and postgraduate law students, including LPC, BPTC and CILEx students. 1000 words in a blog-style from a choice of two topics. Judging the constitution: what role should the UKSC play in determining the constitutional law of the UK? Rogue justice:do we need more or fewer dissenting voices in the UKSC? It did not run in 2014.
Open to its members, the Junior Lawyers Division of the Law Society, have an annual competition for those registered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority. This includes LPC students and those qualified and working as paralegals. Deadline is 30th November 2017. How do you think Brexit will affect junior lawyers? Should there ever be a case for absolute anonymity in legal proceedings, and if so, why and for whom? Overall winner for 2015 was Anna Dannreuther, trainee solicitor and City GDL alumni.
You can view previous winners on the site and the winner normally receives support for travel and attendance at the UKELA annual conference as well as see your work published in their members’ journal. The deadline for submissions is usually around early April of each year. The Paris Climate Agreement is based on what countries say they will do, and not on what they must do, to avoid catastrophic climate change. It is too little, too late? The Pupillage Committee of the Chambers of Henry Harrod, 5 Stone Buildings run an annual essay competition, with students asked to write up to 1500 words on a chosen topic. To what extent is the lack of certainty as to the remedy that will be granted in a successful proprietary estoppel claim problematic in principles and in practice?