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 prompt this year was ‘Should the right to protest be unfettered?’. The subject inspired law undergraduates from across the UK and we were thrilled to receive entries from 17 universities. Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, Lord Carnwath CVO and Fiona Rutherford, Chief Executive of JUSTICE, chose the winner in the final round of judging.

Fiona Rutherford, Chief Executive, JUSTICE:

‘I was delighted to judge the final round of this year’s ILBF law undergraduate essay competition with Lord Thomas and Lord Carnwath. The right to protest is essential for a healthy democracy. The next generation of lawyers, as upholders of the rule of law in the UK, will play a vital role in safeguarding the rights we currently enjoy. The winning essay by Lauren Davis is a good starting point for anyone interested to learn more about the legal basis behind the right to protest and its relationship to good governance and the rule of law. Congratulations to Lauren and well done to all those who took time to research and analyse this important topic.’

 Read Lauren’s essay here.

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