The competition, which is open to law students and pupils, invites entrants to submit an essay of no more than 3000 words, which identifies and makes the case for a law reform that is desirable, practical and useful.

Prizes are: £4,000 for the winner
£2,500 for the runner up
£1,500 for the best CPE/GDL entry
£1,000 for the runner up CPE/GDL entry, and
2 x £500 high commended awards.

Qualifying law degree students, CPE/GDL students, BPTC students, pupils and those aiming for a career at the Bar.

The closing date is 10 October 2013 at 17:00 and prizes for the winning entries will be presented at the Law Reform Lecture, in Inner Temple Hall on 21 November 2013.

For full details of eligibility and the rules please see our website: or contact Wendy McLaughlin at the Bar Council at: or: 020 7611 1431.