First prize will be the publication of the text by the Society in the form of a book.
Other awards may be given to distinguished candidates by the committee. To download the application form, please click here.
The Moving Forward Contest is open to people of all nationalities who are enrolled as full-time students in an accredited university or college and are …
Following his death in January 2018, the Sir Henry Brooke Essay Prize seeks to honour the legacy of Sir Henry Brooke, a former Court of Appeal judge who became a tireless campaigner during retirement on issues including access to justice.
The competition is open to all UK Year 12 state school students.
Submitted essays should be no more than 750 to 1,000 words in length.
His post-judicial renown owed much to his enthusiastic adoption of digital technology; many came to know of him through his blog and tweets.
He drafted significant sections of the Bach Commission’s final report on access to justice, and also acted as patron to a number of justice organisations including the Public Law Project, Harrow Law Centre and Prisoners Abroad.
Entrants will compose, on a subject of their choice, an essay which is supported by comparative legal reasoning.
The submitted text must be unpublished, never formally examined and contain at least 100,000 characters. Entrants must send a print and an electronic version of the text to the Société de législation comparée, 28 rue Saint-Guillaume, 75007 Paris, France and no later than October 15, 2019. The selection committee will present the results of its deliberations at the Society’s birthday colloquium in December 2019.