Victoria Walne has been announced as this years winner of the Law Societys Graham Turnbull Essay Competition.
Walne, who also emerged victorious from the Lawyer 2B/BPP Law School essay competition last year, succeeded 37 other entries and won for her submission on the question of: Why must human rights be protected by the rule of law? Walne will pick up 500, which has been donated by the Graham Turnbull Memorial Fund.
Second place will be awarded to two candidates this year because of the strength of the entries. Richard Broadbent, 25, trainee solicitor with Collyer Bristow and 23 year-old Adam Sher, currently studying for the Bar Vocational Course at BPP Law Schools Holborn branch, will both pick up 250 worth of book tokens. Second place prizes were donated by Lexis Nexis.
The Graham Turnbull Essay Competition was founded in 1998 by the International Human Rights Committee in honour of his commitment to promoting respect for human rights. Turnbull was killed in February 1997 while working as a human rights monitor on the United Nations Human Rights Mission in Rwanda.
The prize giving ceremony will take place at the Law Societys hall on 24 April 2007 at 6.30pm.