Winning the moot points:The Writs Stuff

The Times essay contest

The Times is currently running an essay contest on 'Advocacy – what is the future?' with over £6,000 in prizes.

No more than 1,000 words by 1 December to The Times Law Awards, c/o 1 Essex Court, Temple, London EC4Y 9AR.

Association of Lawyers for the Defence of the Unborn Topic 'Abortion is a Woman's Right' essays due by 31 March to RM Haig, 35 Parkway, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 1LS.

Other debates

John Smith Memorial Mace is run by the English Speaking Union, is open to all university students and can boast many journalists, lawyers and politicians (such as John Smith) as winners.

Other moots

The Environmental Law Association runs a moot on UK environmental law where students provide skeleton arguments.

European Law Students Association runs a moot in which students present full-blown written briefs. This year's finals will be held at Stockholm University.

The Philip C Jessup Moot competition sponsored by the International Law Students Association, has full written pleading and oral arguments at championships held in Washington DC. UK Students should contact the University of Exeter law school.

The Telders Moot has a similar format to the Jessup Moot and is hosted by the University of Leiden in the Netherlands.

Other business

Freshfields and the Financial Times are currently running the 'European Prize for the Best Business Law Student'. Although the deadline for this year's contest has passed, they are also planning an international prize for business law students in Indo China.