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Street Law Essay Competition Pro Bono Week

Essay title:

"Pick a moment in the last twenty years and explain how this political moment or legal decision has helped define/shape a community and explore how this moment could be dealt with 20 years in the future."

Competition opens: Thursday 28th October and closes 5pm, Wednesday 3rd November

PRIZE: The best essay will be published on the Street Law blog page! You could win yourself a coffee-catch up with Lord Justice Green, Chairman of The Law Commission.

Everyone is welcome to enter – students, staff and members of the community!

Please note runners-up and the winner will be asked to speak at the live event about their essay!

Be sure to watch the live-streamed event on Teams on 5th November at 6pm to find out who won! LINK TO LIVE TEAM EVENT WILL BE POSTED NEARER THE DATE.

Submissions and any questions about the rules can be sent to our Director, Detee at dr230!


Formatting Rules

For those who are entering into our essay competition below are our formatting rules for entries please adhere to them. Please submit your essay to Detee at dr230.

Essays are expected to be:

  • MAX 1,000 words

  • Double-spaced

  • 12-point font with 1-inch margins

  • Times New Roman font

  • Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx files accepted only)

  • All sources must be cited in OSCOLA, following the Law department guidelines. This means there must be footnotes all throughout and a bibliography at the end, ordered by source type. For more information, please download the University guide to using OSCOLA in our citation section.

  • Pages numbered on bottom right side of each page

  • Must include a cover page with your submission title, your name, the date of submission). The cover page is the ONLY place where your name should appear. Articles will be read without cover pages first in order to eliminate the possibility of bias and to ensure the selection process may proceed based on a content-only criteria.

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