Founded in 1864 by the late John Lee (1783-1866), a Master of the Bench, well known astronomer and Fellow of the Royal Society, essays are invited on a selected subject on the Common or Statute Law of England and Wales.
This competition awards a first prize of up to £1,500 and a second prize of up to £500!
“Are the protest and encampment provisions of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 consistent with: (1) the human rights of gypsies and travellers; and (2) the right to protest”.
- Open to student members of the Inn or any members of the Inn who have been called to the Bar for less than twelve months (as at the submission deadline)
- Applicants may not have already gained a Lee Essay Prize
- This is an individual competition (no teams may enter)
- Your essay must be 3,000 to 5,000 words (including footnotes) – essays below or exceeding these lengths will not be considered
- The essay must be your original composition
- Your essay must be signed using a pseudonym
- Your essay must conform to this style guide (PDF)
Your essay must be submitted by midnight on 2 September 2022.