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Deadline looming for entries to the A-Law Essay Competition

A-Law – The UK Centre for Animal Law, has an annual essay competition. Winners will see their work published in A-Law’s peer-reviewed publication, the UK Journal of Animal Law.

The title for this year is:

Will increasing the maximum sentence for causing unnecessary suffering, contrary to the UK’s Animal Welfare Acts, enhance the effectiveness of the offence?

Need some inspiration? The website has a wealth of materials as well as access to the UK Journal of Animal Law. Last year’s competition was won by City’s own Sam Groom (current BPTC student) who was responsible for launching the Cecilia Moot at City, in partnership with A-Law in 2018. This academic year, the Cecilia Moot went nationwide with teams from all over the UK entering. The final is in late March.

The word limit is 1500 words and the deadline for entries is 5pm on the last Friday of February. Look at the competition pages on the A-Law website for full competition details and rules.

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