1 week to go!

Just one week to go until the deadline for ILBF’s law undergraduate essay competition! Deadline is 29th February at 4pm.

There’s still plenty of time to get your response to our essay question down on paper! The question is: ‘Should the right to protest be unfettered?’. The prize is a week’s internship in summer 2024 with our competition sponsor McDermott Will & Emery and publication of the winning essay. Taking part will give you the chance to formulate your views on this important and timely subject and help to develop your legal thinking skills.

If you are not sure where to start, there are plenty of useful resources to hand. Here is a quick recap of resources from the ILBF…

  1. Watch the recording of the essay competition launch to hear from Baroness Carr of Walton-on-the-Hill, the Lady Chief Justice of England and Wales, Fiona Rutherford, Chief Executive of JUSTICE, and Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd.
  2. Watch the recording of the online panel discussion with Kirsty Brimelow KC of Doughty Street Chambers, Raj Chada of Hodge Allen & Jones, Akiko Hart from Liberty and Tyrone Steele from JUSTICE for analysis of relevant cases and legislation.
  3. Take a look at these online resources:

JUSTICE: ‘The State we are in: Addressing Threats and Challenges to the Rule of Law’.

Liberty: the work of Liberty is set out here along with more detailed information about the right to protest.

Police Foundation: the Police Foundation blog is a useful source of alternative insights.

ECHR: guide to Article 11 and case law

  1. Watch Sarah Trotter, Assistant Professor at LSE and one of our competition judges, give her top tips on how to use your 1,000 words.

All details of the competition and how to enter are here. We look forward to receiving your entries!

Good luck!