Graham Turnbull essay competition to be held in 2023 and organised by Memorial Fund

The Graham Turnbull essay competition and lecture will be held later this year by the Graham Turnbull Memorial Fund.

The Graham Turnbull essay competition encourages law students and junior lawyers to examine current pressing human rights issues and to consider their impact on the wider system of human rights and law.

Held in memory of Graham Turnbull, a human rights lawyer killed in 1997 while working as a United Nations human rights monitor, the winner is awarded £500 at an annual lecture.

Since its inception, the competition was administered by the Law Society in partnership with the Graham Turnbull Memorial Fund.

From now, it will be organised by the Graham Turnbull Memorial Fund independently.

While we're sorry to no longer be hosting the competition and lecture, we are glad that its legacy – and that of Graham Turnbull – will continue.

Next steps

Dates for the 2023 competition will be released soon.

We will keep members updated through our social media channels.

For more information, email Tony Fisher

Maximise your Law Society membership with My LS