Sponsored by The Hon Michael Beloff QC, a Master of the Bench and Treasurer in 2009, this competition was founded in 2009 for an essay on a selected subject in Administrative Law.

This competition awards a winning prize of up to £1,000!

The winning author will be invited to include their essay in the Gray’s Inn Student Law Journal.

Question

“Does the Human Rights Act 1998 need amending?”

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 Michael Beloff 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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