Lawbore Essay Competitions Undergraduate


Lawbore offers materials for study and lots of ways to keep you up-to-date with what’s going on at City and the legal world beyond.


The City Law School has its very own legal portal, Lawbore. This offers key resources to support your study including: materials for study, innovative guides and tutorials and lots of ways to keep you up-to-date with what’s going on at City and the legal world beyond.

Lawbore is a great way to find out what it's like to be a law student at City. The portal's key purpose is to help you track down key resources to support you in your study. The Directory offers links for each of the subjects studied to recommended websites, journal articles, reports, cases and key papers.

City Hub is the community part of the site; offering links to the legal databases, details of upcoming law events, the e-library and current awareness news, as well as the Lawbore Twitter feed.

Learnmore is a collection of multimedia law tutorials; containing online resources, video guides and talking slide shows on a range of subjects from mooting, study skills, using a law library, legal writing, doing exams to pro bono.

Many of the resources have been compiled in collaboration with students at City to ensure we have the best guides out there for our students. Lawbore has received various national awards; its creator Emily Allbon (Lecturer) being named Wildy/BIALL Law Librarian of the Year 2012 in her previous career. Her work developing Lawbore also lead to a National Teaching Fellowship and the Routledge/ALT Teaching Law with Technology Prize 2013 (in collaboration with fellow lecturer Sanmeet Kaur Dua).

Mooting is a key activity for many of our students – you can find a new Lawbore Mooting site outlining the competitions we’re involved in, as well as mooting-related news stories.

Lawbore Future Lawyer

Lawbore Future Lawyer focuses on the career routes available to law students. The blog also offers an insight into the paths our alumni have taken via articles and video interviews. Wehave a student team reporting on City events, and pieces from our academic staff, legal journalists and careers experts.

Find out more about the philosophy of Lawbore.

We all know how important it is for young lawyers to be able to write persuasively and those essays your lecturers pile on are a good way to develop your skills in this area. However you may wish to try your hand at other types of writing whilst studying law. Christianah’s piece on blogging from earlier this month may have got you thinking about writing for legal websites like Lawbore perhaps?

Students can find a comprehensive list of all the law essay competitions out there on Learnmore, this is a great way to stretch your writing ability as well as to be in with a chance to earn some prize money and nationwide acclaim?

A exciting new competition has just been launched by Justis, the provider of online legal research platforms covering a wide range of jurisdictions from the UK and Ireland to Europe, Canada, the Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand.

Named The Law & Technology International Writing Competition it comes with a £2000 prize pot for the winner. Entrants are invited to write a 1000 word essay on one of 3 themes:

  • Legal technology and the future of legal practice
  • How the law copes with technological innovations
  • The mass impact of technology allowing access to legal information

The competition webpage gives loads of inspiration and thinking points as well as pointing you in the direction of useful links. What are you waiting for – get writing!

Deadline = 1st December 2017

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