JLD annual essay writing competition 2021 – now open

The Junior Lawyers Division (JLD) essay competition 2021 is now open.

Trainee working on laptop and writing in notepad

This year’s title is:

“Is social media the greatest arbiter of free speech?”

The essay should be no more than 2,000 words not including references, footnotes and headings.

The winner will receive a cash prize of £500.

Closing date for submissions is 5pm on 31 May 2021.

Who can enter

The competition is open to those with the status one of the following as of 31 May 2021:

  • solicitor apprentice
  • Legal Practice Course (LPC) student
  • LPC graduate
  • trainee solicitor

Unfortunately, the competition is not open to LLB/law students/graduates or Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) students/graduates, as they are not part of the JLD membership.

How to enter

Email your essay to juniorlawyers@lawsociety.org.uk stating whether you’re a:

  • solicitor apprentice
  • LPC student
  • LPC graduate
  • trainee solicitor

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