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!

Question

“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”.

Rules

  • 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)

Deadline

Your essay must be submitted by midnight on 2 September 2022.

Submit your essay via our online form. 

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