About the Competition
This competition is intended to spark debate and encourage critical academic discussion on law and practise in small jurisdictions amongst legal trainees studying for professional qualifications in England and Wales or within a small jurisdiction, who have the intention of practising law in a small jurisdiction.
The winner and 3 runners up will receive certificates of achievement
The winner will receive a £250 cash prize
The first runner up will receive a £50 cash prize
1. Essays of no more than 2,500 words, including footnotes will be invited on a topic of specific relevance to Small Jurisdictions
Essays will be marked by academics or practitioners who are members of the Small Jurisdictions Service, the Brookes Law Small Jurisdictions Research Group or the Advisory Board
3. The Chair of the Small Jurisdictions Service will determine the winner and their decision is final and none reviewable.
1. The competition is open to students of the Bar Professional Training Course, Legal Practice Course, the Graduate Diploma or other professional course to become an Attorney, Barrister or Solicitor, up to practicing lawyers in their first 2 years of practice.
2. Entrants must be practising or intend to practise law in a small jurisdiction with a common law heritage (including the British Overseas Territories) outside of the United Kingdom.
3. Students on academic undergraduate or postgraduate courses are not eligible to apply.