• Lord Justice McFarlane Essay Writing Competition 2014

  • The competition invites all undergraduate and postgraduate students to answer the question,

    “Which is more important to uphold; contract law or criminal law?”

    Depending on your current study situation; you can enter either the postgraduate or undergraduate category. The most successful entrant in each will win a cash prize of £100.

    Word count: 1,500 words maximum

    How to Enter

    E-mail your entry to bptc2014essay@law.ac.uk by noon on 5 December 2014.

    In addition to attaching your entry, please provide the following details in a covering e-mail:

    • your full name
    • e-mail address 
    • phone number
    • current course of study, indicating whether it’s postgraduate or undergraduate  
    The Winners

    The winners will be notified directly on 23 January 2015 and will each receive a £100 cash prize at a presentation at The University of Law, Bloomsbury. 

    • Essay Competition Terms and conditions

      1. The University of Law’s Lord Justice MacFarlane essay competition prize will be awarded to winning and successful entries of an essay on the topic of, “Which is more important to uphold: contract law or criminal law.”

      A prize of £100 will be awarded to the most successful entrant who meets the required criteria in each of the following categories:

      • Undergraduate
      • Postgraduate

      2. Open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students, including those studying at The University of Law. The following are not eligible to enter: employees of The University of Law Limited and their associated, affiliated or subsidiary companies, their families, agents or any other person(s) connected with the competition, including but not limited to third party promotional partners, the judging panel and anyone connected to them.

      3. Entries must be received by The University of Law Limited by 12 noon on 
      5 December 2014 and include the following details:

      • the entrant’s name
      • e-mail address 
      • phone number
      • current course of study, indicating whether it’s postgraduate or undergraduate  

      4. All entries must be submitted by e-mail to bptc2014essay@law.ac.uk

      Entries sent to the wrong email address or received after the closing date will not be considered.

      5. The essay word count must not exceed 1,500 words.

      6. Entries will be judged and winners selected by the BPTC Design Director. This decision is final and binding on the entrants. No correspondence will be entered into.

      7. Successful entrants will be notified directly on 23 January 2015. Their names will also be posted on The University of Law’s website. The University of Law Limited is unable to acknowledge individual entries. The decision of the judging panel is final and individual correspondence regarding the decision will not be entered into. The University of Law Limited is unable to return entries after judging has taken place.

      8. Prizes will be awarded at a presentation to be held at the University of Law in Bloomsbury during January 2015.

      9. Successful entrants must be willing to participate in any further promotional activity as required by The University of Law Limited.

      10. Essay competition submissions must be the entrants’ own work and not previously published or worked on with another. Any proven or apparent form of plagiarism will result in immediate disqualification. Entries for this competition must not contain any content that is defamatory, libellous, racist, homophobic, derogatory, pornographic, obscene, sexist, illegal, and/or otherwise inappropriate. 

      11. One entry per person only. Multiple, bulk and/or automatically generated entries will be automatically deemed void. Misrepresentative or fraudulent entries will invalidate an entry. An eligible entrant must be an individual, must enter on their own behalf, and must submit an entry in the form requested by the Promoter under this promotion including their name and e-mail address. 

      12. If any short-listed or successful candidate cannot be contacted for any reason, the Promoter reserves the right to re-select another candidate. 

      13. Entrants will retain copyright in their submitted entries, however, by entering, all entrants licence the Promoter a worldwide royalty-free perpetual licence to edit, publish and use each entry in any and all media (including print and online) for publicity and news purposes. The Promoter reserves the right to publish entries (including parts of entries) other than the winning entry and publication does not necessarily mean the entrant has won a prize. By entering, any subsequent prize winners agree to allow the free use of their names, photographs and general locations for publicity and news purposes during this and future promotions by the Promoter.

      14. Successful entrants must be willing to participate in any further promotional activity as required by The University of Law (including but not limited to interviews with The University of Law). 

      15. Completion and submission of an entry will be deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions. 

      16. The Promoter will not be liable for technical, hardware, or software failures of any kind or lost or unavailable network connections that may limit or prohibit an eligible entrant's ability to participate in the competition. Other than death or personal injury arising from the acts or omissions of the Promoter or its employees, the Promoter will not be liable for any loss or damage arising out of the winner’s (or their guest’s) enjoyment of the prize.

      17. The Promoter reserves the right, with or without cause, to exclude entrants and withhold prizes for violating any of these terms and conditions. The Promoter reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions. Any amendments will be published on the Promoter’s website. The Promoter reserves the right at any time to cancel, modify or supersede the competition (including altering prizes) if, in our sole discretion, a competition is not capable of being conducted as specified. The Promoter reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal value in the event that circumstances beyond their control make this unavoidable. 

      18. Uses of personal data received by the Promoter in the course of the competition are subject to the privacy policy found on the Promoter’s website. The winners' names may be published on the Promoter’s website. 

      19. For a list of winners please send a stamped envelope to The Marketing Department at The University of Law (address below), stating for which category (postgraduate or undergraduate) you would like the winner’s details.

      20. The Promoter is The University of Law Limited (with company number: 7933838) whose registered office address is at Braboeuf Manor, St Catherines, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1HA.