Alumnus wins third prize in national essay competition

Law School alumnus Alex Courtnage has been awarded third prize in a national student essay competition run by The Times.

This year the annual competition marked the 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta with the essay title: ‘Is Magna Carta more honoured in the breach?’

Alex, who graduated from Kent with a degree in European Legal Studies in 2014, was awarded a prize of £1,500 for his 1,000 word essay.

The competition, sponsored by One Essex Court, was open to all students registered with an education body based in the UK, and to trainee solicitors or pupil barristers.

Alex is currently studying for an LLM in Transnational Law at King’s College London.