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Aqeel H Noorali Essay Competition
(October 2022 - March 2023)


Are you interested in legal writing? Do you think you can prepare thoughtful, cogent and persuasive arguments? BVL has partnered with Deka Chambers to organise a legal essay writing competition in memory of dear friend and talented barrister, Aqeel H Noorali. 

The top prize is £1,000 and a mini-pupillage, and there are also cash prizes for runners up. The competition is open from 31 October 2022 to 31 March 2023.


Enter now:

To enter, candidates should upload their submissions as a pdf or Word document to this link.

The essay title for the 2022-23 competition is as follows: 


The time has come for the United Kingdom to adopt a written constitution. Please make the case for or against this proposition’.


There is a 1000 word limit. 

If you would like to receive occasional emails reminding you to submit your essay, please provide your email here.

To be eligible for the competition, participants must be full-time students aged 16 - 19 years at non-fee-paying schools in England and Wales at the time of entry to the competition. Please see the terms and conditions of entry.

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