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Competitions and events – don’t miss out!

There is still the chance to apply for the Future Legal Mind Essay Competition – top prize is £5000 plus some work experience, with 9 runner-up prizes of £250. The deadline has been extended by two weeks until February 1st.

Simon Trott, Managing Director of National Accident Helpline and chair of judges for Future Legal Mind, said: “We want to make sure all students who want to enter this year’s award have the chance to do so.

“By extending the entry deadline, we’re hoping that talented students who struggled to complete the entry process during the busy period of Christmas and New Year have an extra bit of time to put together their essays.”

To be in with a chance of the prize, entrants must submit an essay no longer than 1,300 words, with the winner published on Lawyer2B.com.

City students have been successful in this competition for the past 2 years, with Lukas Hamilton-Eddy winning in 2015 and Tom Phillips in 2016. Lukas and Tom were both GDL students at City.

Future Legal Mind Winners 2016 - Tom Phillips (centre front row - blue/red striped tie)

Future Legal Mind Winners 2016 – Tom Phillips (centre front row – blue/red striped tie)

Students this year have been asked the following question:
“If eBay can resolve 60 million disputes each year, why does the UK civil justice system need lawyers?”
Find out more and enter via the Future Legal Mind competition pages.

What else?

Start noting important dates in your diary, especially those of events you want to attend, remember some will need advance booking.

Keep an eye on the Lawbore Events calendar, found halfway down the City Hub page, for upcoming excitement both at City and further afield.

Perhaps you’re still after some mooting experience?

Have you signed up for the UKELA competitions? Deadline for skeletons is 30th January.

There are 2 competitions: The Lord Slynn of Hadley Competition for BPTC/LPC students and the UKELA Student Prize Moot for LLB/GDL/LLM.

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