PosterIt’s that time of year again – we’re launching the UKSC Blog’s annual essay competition, this year in conjunction with the Supreme Court and The Guardian.
We’re looking for entries of up to 1,000 words in answer to either of the following questions:

1.   Judging the constitution: What role should the UKSC play in determining the constitutional law of the UK?
2.   Rogue justice: Do we need more or fewer dissenting voices in the UKSC?

The competition is open to anyone studying an undergraduate or post-graduate degree at a UK university, and short-listed entries will be judged by recently retired Supreme Court Justice Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood.
First prize is:

  • publication of your essay on the UKSC Blog;
  • publication of your essay on The Guardian’s website;
  • one week’s work experience at Olswang LLP, with an opportunity to shadow Hugh Tomlinson QC and visit the Guardian offices;
  • an iPad mini; and
  • £250 in cash.

Selected runners up will also have their essays published on the UKSC Blog.

Entries should be in a “blog” style and should be sent to the Editors by 5pm on Friday 26th April 2013.

For the full rules, please click here.