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Law undergraduate essay competition: winner announcement

We are delighted to announce the winner of our law undergraduate essay competition 2023-2024! The question we posed ‘Should the right to be protest be unfettered?’ prompted a fantastic response. We were thrilled to receive submissions from law undergraduates at 17 different universities in the UK. Congratulations to all the entrants for taking part and for […]

Great to hear from GITINYWA Louis at the Rwanda Christian Lawyers Fraternity that our shipment of books has arrived safely at their offices in Kigali. Louis says ‘the donation will greatly boost our operations, especially as we have opened up three liaison offices across the country and currently we have expanded our operations as we look to […]

Trainers from the Inns of Court College of Advocacy International Committee visited Sierra Leone in late May to deliver advocacy training to junior lawyers. This is part of a programme that started back in February when Sierra Leonean judges and senior lawyers were trained to be advocacy trainers. In the future, the Sierra Leonean judges […]

Winning essay from Lauren Davis at the University of Dundee

Many congratulations again to our essay competition winner, Lauren Davis at the University of Dundee. We are delighted to publish Lauren’s winning essay. Lauren will be undertaking her work experience with our competition sponsors, McDermott Will & Emery, in London in July. It is a fantastic opportunity and we wish her every success. The essay […]

Should the right to protest be unfettered?

Introduction With the first act of oppression arose the fundamental human right to protest. The forms which protest may take are myriad; ranging from the printed and spoken word, to direct action and strikes, and at its most extreme to revolution and civil war. With its roots in the rights to freedom of expression and […]

Essay competition now closed

The ILBF’s 2023-2024 law undergraduate essay competition is now closed. Thank you to all the students who have taken part – we are delighted to receive your essays and we are excited to read them! The judging will take place over the coming weeks by our panel of expert judges. The winner will be announced on […]