Student Essay Competition


“Boycotting dogs bred in puppy farms will increase these dogs’ suffering further and therefore cannot be justified. Discuss.”

For your chance to win book vouchers and have your work published in ALAW’s journal please answer the question above. The competition rules can be found here.


Natalie KyneswoodCongratulations to the winners of the 2015 competition, who answered the question: “The Hunting Act 2004 has been a useless piece of legislation and therefore should be repealed.” Discuss.

1st – Natalie Kyneswood

Natalie is studying an MSc in Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Bristol and is currently teaching Criminal Evidence at the University of Warwick. Previously, Natalie has worked as a Research Assistant at the University of Warwick Criminal Justice Centre and also as a Paralegal at the Independent Police Complaints Commission. She is also a member of Middle Temple.

Grace Wright2nd – Grace Wright
Grace did an English degree before completing a law conversion course. She is currently a BPTC student at BPP. Grace’s main interests are in public law, crime, family law and animal welfare. She is interested in the way animal law overlaps with so many different areas of law and would like to make it an important part of her practice in future.

Emily Au3rd – Emily Au
Emily is a third year Law student at the University of Exeter. her research interests include human rights, jurisprudence and animal welfare, with specific interests in the right to privacy, freedom of expression and youth rights. Upon graduation, she intends to pursue further study and a legal career, focussing on the development and application of human rights in a commercialised world, in order to influence and advise on policy changes.

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