Essay Prizes for Law
Lord Toulson Essay Prize
This annual essay prize is awarded to a secondary school student who shows an outstanding understanding of, and ability in, law. Essays may be up to 1,500 words in length, including any footnotes and headings.
ROBERT WALKER ESSAY PRIZE
The Robert Walker Prize encourages students with an interest in Law to explore that interest by researching, considering and developing an argument about a legal topic of importance to modern society. Essays can be of any length up to 2,000 words (including any footnotes).
THE LAW STUDENT ESSAY PRIZE
The competition is open to students at all stages of study, and the winning entry is published in The UK Journal of Animal Law, our peer reviewed publication. Essays may be up to 1,500 words in length, including any footnotes and headings.
The Newnham Philosophy Essay Prize (GIRLS ONLY)
Open to all girls currently in Year 12 (Lower Sixth) at a UK school. It is designed to give students the opportunity to think and write about philosophy and philosophical matters in the broadest sense, while developing their independent study and writing skills. Essays may be between 1,500 and 2,000 words (including footnotes and captions)
GOLDING ESSAY PRIZE
The Competition Law Association is offering a prize of £1000 to be awarded for an essay submitted by a student. The essay shall be of a maximum length of 5000 words (inclusive of footnotes).
THE JOHN LOCKE INSTITUTE ESSAY COMPETITION
Entry is open to students from any country and any school. Each essay should address only one of the questions in your chosen subject category, and must not exceed 2000 words (not counting diagrams, tables of data, footnotes, bibliography or authorship declaration). There is a prize of £100 for the best essay, and the essay will be published (with the authors' permission) on the Institute website.