Essay Competition Guidelines

Every November we will launch an essay competition for students at all levels of their study. The following guidelines will apply:

Word Limit: 1,000 (excluding footnotes and references, which are unlimited)

Footnotes should be as follows: author (year), Title, publisher, place, page number

Please provide a list of references at the end of the essay as follows: author (year), title, publisher, place

Originality: Essays must be the student’s own work and a student will be instantly disqualified for plagiarism

Format: Word Document

Eligibility: students at any stage of their studies from any country

Deadline: 5pm on the last Friday of February

How to Enter: Please email your finished essay to

Winners Announced: March


  • 1st prize: Published article in ALAW journal and £100 book vouchers
  • 2nd prize: £40 book vouchers
  • 3rd prize: £20 book vouchers

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