To celebrate its 15th anniversary, the ILBF will launch its first essay competition on 25 November 2021, open to undergraduates studying law at UK universities.
The ILBF essay competition is an opportunity for all students currently studying law at university in the UK to think about how the practice of law will be transformed over the next decade, to engage with legal practitioners, and to have the chance to win an exciting prize.
Essay topic: Looking back from 2030 what should we do now to transform the legal profession (including by the use of machine learning technology) to ensure access to justice for all and that the profession is as diverse as the communities and businesses it serves.
Max word limit: 2000
Submission deadline: 28 February 2022
A week’s internship in 2022 at international law firm Brown Rudnick’s London office with up to £500 travel expenses
Publication of the winning essay in the International Bar Association’s Litigation Committee’s newsletter in May 2022
Publication of the winning essay on the ILBF’s and Brown Rudnick’s websites
The 2 best runners up essays will be published on the ILBF’s and Brown Rudnick’s websites