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Law, politics & public protection

Law, politics & public protection

Taking part in competitions can enhance your career opportunities in this sector. You could win a cash prize, an internship or even a chance to travel abroad.

Deadlines are staggered throughout the year, so check each link for up-to-date information.

  • TARGETjobs: Future Lawyer of the Year Award - opportunity to win four week's work experience at Allen & Overy's tech innovation hub and a two-day trip to one of their European offices, plus a chance to be considered for a training contract. You must be an undergraduate student of any degree discipline, in your penultimate or final year, and have an interest in commercial law. Applications opened in October and closed on 31 January 2020. 
  • FutureLegalMind - annual essay competition offering current law students (undergraduate and postgraduate) and legal trainees within 2 years of their law career the chance to show off their legal expertise and win prizes. This year's winner will receive a £2000 cash prize and mentoring from experienced in-house lawyers. Applications closed on 28 February 2020.
  • The Bar Council Law Reform Essay competition - submit a 3000-word essay which makes the case for a practical law reform for a chance to win up to £4000. This year's deadline was Friday 27 September 2019.
  • UK Environmental Law Association (UKELA): Students - events, competitions and internship opportunities.
  • UK Law Students' Association (UKLSA) International Moot and Advocacy competition (Digital) - inter-university mooting competition for law students in the UK.