ILBF law student essay competition rules 2022-2023

Essay title:

‘What difference can lawyers make in tackling the climate emergency?’

Competition rules and how to submit your entry

1. The ILBF law student essay competition 2022-2023 is open to all undergraduates studying law at an institution in the UK.

2. The word count for the essay is 1000 words. The word count does not include the essay title or any footnotes. Footnotes should be set out at the end of the essay and should not be excessive and a bibliography is not required; footnotes should be restricted to references and should not include substantive material that should have been in the body of the essay. Any essays over 1,000 words will be automatically rejected.

3. Referencing should be in the style of OSCOLA (Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities). Follow this link to the OSCOLA quick reference guide.

4. Essays should be submitted as a Word Document and emailed to from your university email account, not from your personal email account.

5. The subject line of the email should be surname, first name and university ID (from your student card).

6. Please insert your surname, first name and year of undergraduate study at the top of the essay. Eg, [Surname], [first name], 1st year undergraduate

7. Once you submit your essay, you will receive an automatic reply to indicate that the essay has been received.

8. Any queries about the essay competition can be sent to before you submit your essay. 

9. The deadline for submission of entries is 4pm on 28th February 2023. Judging will take place during March 2023 and the judges’ decision will be final.

10. The winner will be announced at 4pm on 31st March 2023 by Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd and Lord Carnwath CVO of Notting Hill.

Best of luck!