The Amicus Essay Competition

ELSA United Kingdom and ELSA Ireland are delighted to announce the launch of the Amicus Essay Competition!

The essay competition is open to all undergraduate and postgraduate law students in the UK and Ireland, as well as first year trainee barristers and trainee solicitors who are currently enrolled in the appropriate legal training course.

Essays should be no longer than 1500 words and address the following question: ‘The role of the jury: should individuals who are not experts be able to decide whether someone is sentenced to death?’

The deadline for entries is 31 January 2019 at 23:59 GMT. All submissions should be sent electronically via email to the Vice President for Academic Activities of ELSA United Kingdom Nikiana Lambert (

First Prize is a 2 week Work Experience Placement at Amicus ALJ in their London Office and the publication of the winning essay in the third edition of the Student Comparative and European Law Review (SCELR).

Judges include prominent academics and QCs.

Read the rules here.

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