York Law Review Competition

News | Posted on Tuesday 6 December 2022

The York Law Review’s annual abstract competition for YLS undergraduate and postgraduate (taught or research) students is now open!

This year, we are interested in hearing your reflections on:

  • A development in an area of law that particularly interests you; OR

  • Challenges currently affecting law students, such as those raised by the cost of living crisis; OR

  • A reading or case in any course's syllabus that particularly resonates with you; OR

  • A movie or book review with a focus on a legal analysis of the issues

Developing on these themes, you are invited to submit a 250-word abstract for entry in our competition (along with an unedited writing sample) through this Google Form (you must be signed in to your academic email address to access this). The deadline for entries is 9 am on 4th January 2023.

The authors of the winning entries, at least one of which will be selected from the YLS undergraduate cohort and one from the YLS postgraduate cohort, will be notified before 12th January and they will be invited to send in their full drafts (2500- 3000 words) by 12th February. Subject to editorial review, the articles will be published in Volume 4 of the York Law Review and the winning authors will each be awarded a cash prize of £50 upon publication!

If you have any questions, please see our posts on our social media channels (@yorklawreview on Instagram and Twitter) or contact york-law-review@york.ac.uk. We are very much looking forward to receiving your abstracts!

For more imnformation please see: YLR Competition (MS Word , 1,022kb)