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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 - to apply, register and complete online tests by 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 are now open and close on Friday 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.