Student writing competition

Student writing competition

UK Supreme Court student writing competition 2019/20

Our 2019 winner alongside Lady Hale, President of the Supreme Court
Our 2018/19 winner alongside Lady Hale, President of the Supreme Court

Have you recently been on a tour of the UK Supreme Court with your school? Did your visit spark an interest in the law? Are you considering studying law at university? Or perhaps you have a general interest in how the justice system works here in the UK.

If you're a year 12 or 13 student in England or Wales, S5 or S6 in Scotland or Year 13 or 14 in Northern Ireland and the answer to any of these questions is yes, you might be interested in entering our UK Supreme Court Student Writing Competition.

Put your knowledge of the law and skills of persuasion to the test by arguing for or against a point of law of your choice from the information pack below. The final winners will be chosen by a Supreme Court Justice.

Prizes for the top placed entries are:

  • First place: £100 Book Voucher, spend a day at the Supreme Court and have tea with a Justice.
  • Second place: £75 Book Voucher.
  • Third place: £50 Book Voucher.

The competition will give you a chance to build your research skills and learn more about law in the UK. It will also look great on your UCAS form too!

Please see the information pack below for more information about the competition and how to enter. The final winners will be chosen by one of the Supreme Court Justices.

The Competition will be open this year from Monday 7th October to Monday 31st January 2020.

If you have any questions, please email

Good luck everyone and we look forward to receiving your papers!

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