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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 - opportunity to win four week's work experience at Allen & Overy's tech innovation hub and a two-day trip to their Paris or Amsterdam office. You must be an undergraduate student in your penultimate or final year, have an interest in commercial law and not have already accepted a training contract offer. Applications closed on 30 January 2019.
  • 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. Last year's deadline was 28 September 2018.
  • FutureLegalMind - annual award offering law undergraduates and recent graduates the chance to show off their legal expertise and win prizes. This year's winner will receive a £2000 cash prize, mentoring from two experienced lawyers, a meeting in London with a legal politician, and a starring role in a professional video. This year's deadline was 28 February 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.
  • The Parliamentary Review: Young Writer of the Year Award (PDF: 229KB) - submit two politics news articles for the chance to join The Parliamentary Review as a contributor, with the top three invited to parliament. Entries close at 11:00 on Tuesday 30 April 2019.