[Closed] The Michael Beloff Essay Prize 2019/20

Submissions closed for The Beloff Essay Prize on 1 October 2019. The next question will be screened in August 2020.  

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.


'What (if any) are the legal limits on Parliamentary sovereignty?'


  • 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)
Date posted: 08 July 2019