Law reform essay competition

The Law Reform Committee of the General Council of the Bar is running its annual essay competition designed to encourage and foster an interest in law reform.

The competition is open to pupil barristers, GDL and BPTC students, qualifying law degree students and those aiming for a career at the Bar. 

Entrants are invited to submit an essay of not more than 3,000 words that identifies and makes the case for a law reform that is desirable, practical and useful.

The competition is sponsored by the Bar Council Scholarship Trust and the prizes are:

  • £4,000 for the winner
  • £2,500 for the runner up
  • £1,500 for the best CPE/GDL student entry
  • £1,000 for the runner up CPE/GDL entry
  • 2 x £500 highly commended awards

The closing date for the competition is 5pm on 7 October 2014. The prizes will be presented immediately after the Annual Law Reform Lecture, which this year will be given by Professor Sir Francis Jacob on Tuesday 18 November 2014 at 17:30 in Inner Temple Hall.

Further details, together with rules and entry form are on the Bar Council website.