Law Reform Essay Competition

Credit: Feggy Art

Credit: Feggy Art

The Law Reform Committee of the General Council of the Bar has launched their annual Essay Competition – designed to encourage and foster an interest in law reform.

The Competition is open to pupil barristers, BPTC students, GDL students and those students on a qualifying law degree who are aiming for a career at the Bar.

Essays should identify and makes the case for a law reform that is desirable, practical and useful within the 3000 word limit.

The Competition is sponsored by the Bar Council Scholarship Trust and the prizes are

• £4,000 for the winner
• £2,500 for the runner up
• £1,500 for the best CPE/GDL student entry
• £1,000 for the runner up CPE/GDL entry
• 2 x £500 highly commended awards

Closing date for the competition is 17:00 on 7 October 2014. The prizes will be presented immediately after the Annual Law Reform Lecture, which this year will be on Tuesday 18 November 2014 at 17:30 in Inner Temple Hall.

Check out the Law Reform Committee website for further details of the competition including the rules – note in particular Rule 3 around plagiarism.

Anyone needing inspiration can see past essay winners online.

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