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 4th April by:

  • The Rt. Hon. Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, former Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, Patron of and driving force behind the ILBF
  • The Rt. Hon. Lord Carnwath of Notting Hill CVO, former Supreme Court Justice, and founding member of the EU Forum of Judges for the Environment and of the Global Institute of Judges on the Environment
  • Fiona Rutherford, Chief Executive of JUSTICE and former Director of Policy at the MoJ

The winner will spend a week of work experience with our competition sponsor, McDermott Will & Emery, in their London office in the summer. The winning essay will be published on the ILBF website and in legal journals.

We also plan to compile a grand summary of the entrants’ ideas on the important topic of the right to protest and will share this widely.

Thank you again to our sponsors McDermott Will & Emery and to all the students who have taken part!