Future Legal Mind 2017

The third annual Future Legal Mind award has been launched – offering UK law undergraduates the chance to win a valuable work placement and cash prizes totalling over £7,000.

The prestigious award, in association with industry publication Lawyer 2B, offers the country’s brightest legal minds a leg-up into a much sought-after profession.

Last year saw BPP University Law School student, Rebecca Titus-Cobb, progress into the finals of the competition and receive a cash prize.

Entrants are required to submit an original essay on a specific subject relevant to today’s legal profession.

This year’s Future Legal Mind essay question is: “If eBay can resolve 60 million disputes each year why does the UK civil justice system need lawyers?”

Essays must be a maximum of 1,300 words, excluding footnotes and a 100-word summary and need to be submitted by January 18, 2017.

While the winning essay will earn the author the top prizes, a further nine shortlisted candidates will each receive a £250 runner-up prize, and be able to describe themselves as a ‘Future Legal Mind Finalist’.

Simon Trott, Managing Director of National Accident Helpline and chair of judges, says: “Future Legal Mind is a great opportunity for law students to gain an invaluable boost to their chances of breaking into the legal profession.

“At National Accident Helpline, we believe that it is crucial to have a steady pipeline of the best talent entering the legal system to ensure that people continue to have access to justice.

“It’s been heartening to see the positive impact the last two years’ awards have had on our winners, and we are excited to be offering this chance to a new group of students for Future Legal Mind 2017.”

Students can now enter their essay at: www.national-accident-helpline.co.uk/future-legal-mind

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