Olswang supports the UKSC Blog’s annual essay competition

The UK Supreme Court (UKSC) Blog, co-founded by Olswang and Matrix Chambers, has teamed up with The Guardian and the UK Supreme Court for its annual essay competition.

The essay competition is open to all students at UK universities. Entrants have two essay titles to choose from: ‘Judging the constitution: what role should the UK Supreme Court play in determining the constitutional law of the UK?’ and ‘Rogue justice: do we need more or fewer dissenting voices in the UKSC?’

The shortlisted entries will be judged by recently retired Supreme Court Justice Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood.

The winning essay will be published on the UKSC Blog and at guardian.co.uk/law.

The winner will also have the opportunity to undertake a week’s work experience at Olswang, which includes time spent shadowing Hugh Tomlinson QC at Matrix Chambers and visiting The Guardian’s offices.

In addition, the winner will receive a £250 cash prize and an iPad mini.

Selected runners-up will have their essays published on the UKSC Blog.

Entries must be 1,000 words or less and should be submitted to the editors by email (editors@ukscblog.com) prior to 17:00 on 26 April 2013.