Prizes & More
There are frequently competitions – essays, presentations, moots etc – which are worth entering both because it is good for your CV and also because you may win something worthwhile. Prizes range from prestige to money, work experience, publication to trips abroad.
PRACTICE INTERVIEWS AT THE LAW FAIR – WIN AMAZON VOUCHER
Judge & Priestley – a Kent firm with commercial work – want to find their future trainees. Partners from J&P will be holding practice interviews for students on the day. If you are successful and pass the interview you will win a £30 Amazon Voucher
To be selected for one of our interview places, email your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 21st October.
Win a week of work experience with leading law firms
The University of Law (ULaw) has an Instagram competition.
See here for full https://hub.legalcheek.com/job/731
How to enter: you have to post a 30 second video about who inspires your career goals and why. Closing Date: Friday 29 November.
There will be 5 successful entries per university campus.
For further details on how to enter, please see the full competition terms and conditions at law.ac.uk/uinspire
The Aspiring Solicitors’ commercial awareness competition – win work experience at top firms (may lead to TC)
This annual competition really does give winners the edge with all of last year’s team gaining training contract offers from sponsoring firms. This is a chance for you to gain exposure to some top named firms and show them how good you are in a different type of competitive field. You enter as an individual and go through various ’rounds’ before being placed in a team for the finals.
You will need to be a member of Aspiring Solicitors to enter but this is free and comes with lots of benefits so sign up today.
To find out more see the information on https://www.aspiringsolicitors.co.uk/commercial-awareness-competition/
Closing date for entries – 4th October. The closing date for this competition has now passed but we have left the details here so that you are aware of this annual competition for next year.
Do use the Mooting Mooting Page at LW638 for more help – https://moodle.kent.ac.uk/2019/course/view.php?id=4214#section-15
The Boys and Maughan Civil Advocacy Competition!
Win £100, a work placement at a top regional law firm AND a mini-pupillage at Stour Chambers, Canterbury
OPEN TO ALL STAGE LAW STUDENTS.
The Materials Pack for the Boys & Maughan Civil Advocacy Competition is now available on the Mooting Page:
https://moodle.kent.ac.uk/2019/course/view.php?id=4214#section-6 [You will need to self-enrol if you have not already done so]
Submit your skeleton argument to email@example.com by 5pm on 5th November!
If you did not make the Moot Orientation Talk where Matt from Boys and Maughan spoke about the competition (or couldn’t fit in the room – sorry!) – the video of the talk is on Moodle.
This is an inaugural moot and it appears that there is no restriction on the number of applications per institution. It is therefore open to you to apply yourselves direct with the organisers. The details are on the LW638 Mooting Page: https://moodle.kent.ac.uk/2019/course/view.php?id=4214#section-15
and also on ALBA’s website: https://adminlaw.org.uk/events/constitutional-administrative-law-bar-association-mooting-competition-2019/
Click on this link (Alba Moot 2019) for a copy of the detailed instructions.
There is a paper sift exercise for you and a partner (you must enter as a team of 2) to complete which you will send direct to the organisers. If you get through to the next stage (at the Supreme Court), that is when Darren Weir (lD.Weir@kent.ac.uk) and the clerking team will be able to give you extra support. So do get in touch with him once you hear on/about 1st November.
The DEADLINE for submitting your written piece of work is 18TH OCTOBER
René Cassin’s annual ‘Human Writes’ essay competition
Theme/title: “Social media: friend or foe of human rights?”
Social media gives activists a platform for mobilisation. It enables them to hold public officials to account. A campaign can be launched with a few characters and the click of a “post” button. But it also exposes people to risks. Social media censorship can go too far and threaten freedom of expression. Or not go far enough and allow abuse and human rights violations to go unchecked. So, does social media help to protect human rights, does it threaten it?
Every year René Cassin, a human rights charity, runs this competition to get people thinking about key human rights issues.
We are delighted that Adam Wagner will judge this year’s entries. Adam is a human rights barrister at Doughty Street Chambers and the founder and chair of RightsInfo, the digital human rights charity. He will be looking for well researched, well argued and well written essays.
• Publication on the René Cassin website (along with other shortlisted entries)
• Copy of East West Street – Philippe Sands‘ acclaimed account of the Jewish legal minds who sowed the seeds for human rights law at the Nuremberg trials.
- The René Cassin ‘Human Writes’ essay competition is open to all. The age of the applicant will be considered.
- Monday 11 November 2019, 12 noon. Winners announced early December.
Further information and enquiries
- For full guidelines, see www.renecassin.org/rene-cassins-2019-human-writes-essay-competition-now-open/
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries about this competition
Property Bar Association Essay Competition
The resolution on the image opposit isn’t great. But you can download the PDF here: PBA Essay Poster A3 2020 AW_Email version (s)
PBA Essay Competition 2020
Open to all undergraduates, LLM, GDL and BPTC students
The essay question will be launched on the PBA Website on 1 November 2019
1st Prize – £1,000, a copy of Megarry & Wade, The Law of Real Property and your essay published in EG
2nd Prize – £500 and a copy of Megarry & Wade, The Law of Real Property
3rd Prize – £250 and a copy of Megarry & Wade, The Law of Real Property
Deadline for entries is Friday 3 January 2020.
Prizes will be presented by the Master of the Rolls at the Honourable Society of The Middle Temple on Thursday 2 April 2020 (we invite all competition entrants to attend the reception).
Future Legal Mind Award – win £2000 + mentoring
Talented and passionate budding lawyers are being invited to put themselves forward for the chance to be named as the country’s brightest Future Legal Mind.
The Future Legal Mind Award is a law essay competition which is now in its sixth year. Past winners of the competition, which is run by National Accident Helpline, have gone on to enjoy success in the legal industry, with several becoming barristers and solicitors.
University of Buckingham student Charley-Anne Gordon was named winner of the Future Legal Mind Award 2019. She said: “Winning the competition has given me a boost to finish my degree and take another step towards my career goal of becoming a legal academic. I’d encourage anyone who is passionate about pursuing a legal career to enter Future Legal Mind 2020. Writing the competition essay gave me a chance to express my passion for law and the areas which interest me most, and to show my skills and knowledge.”
The Future Legal Mind Award is open to current law students – both undergraduate and postgraduate – and to legal trainees, including apprentices, who are within the first two years of their law career.
The winner of Future Legal Mind 2020 will receive a prize package including £2,000 and a mentoring session with one of National Accident Helpline’s experienced in-house lawyers.
To enter, entrants must write an essay response to the competition question, which can be found at www.national-accident-helpline.co.uk/future-legal-mind
Judges will review the essays and choose a shortlist of 10 entrants, who will be asked to create a smartphone video explaining why they should be named the winner. Judges will then review the videos and essays to choose their Future Legal Mind 2020.
Tom Fitzgerald, Managing Director of National Accident Helpline, said: “Every year we are more and more impressed by the quality of the entries we receive from the lawyers of tomorrow who are studying or working all over the UK. We are very proud of the achievements of our six Future Legal Mind winners to date and we’re looking forward to finding the country’s brightest legal talent of 2020.”
Entries for Future Legal Mind 2020 must be submitted by midnight on Friday 28th February.