The Law Society of Ireland’s Human Rights Committee invites entries for the Human Rights Essay Prize 2013.
All students of law, trainee solicitors (including those qualified in the previous year and those preparing for FE 1’s) and trainee barristers are invited to submit an essay.
The essay should identify a particular aspect of human rights law which the author believes will have importance in the application or interpretation of Irish law. The author should briefly explain the current understanding of law in this area and outline the argument for the influence of human rights law.
Marks will be awarded for:
- the importance and complexity of the legal issues involved,
- the authority of the argument for the relevance of human rights law to the issue discussed,
- structure, writing style and presentation.
Entries should be typed and approximately 2,000 – 3,500 words in length, in keeping with the style guide available from: http://claruspress.ie/authors.html
Entries are restricted to one per candidate. Entries may be co-authored.
Prize winning and shortlisted essays may be published. The prizes will be presented at the Annual Human Rights Conference 2013 in the Law Society, and all entrants will be informed of the results.
All entries must be received no later than 3rd May 2013 for consideration for the competition and should be sent by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or addressed to: Joyce Mortimer, Human Rights Executive, Human Rights Committee, Law Society of Ireland, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7.