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Arthur Cox Secondary School Writing Competition

Entry Deadline: Monday, 19 February 2024

Trinity College Law Review - TCLR, Ireland’s leading student-edited journal is pleased to announce the Arthur Cox Secondary School Writing Competition is now open.

Applications are invited from secondary school students in TY, 5th or 6th year to write a 1,000 word essay responding to one of the following questions:

  • Should the law permit university admissions policies which favour individuals belonging to groups regarded as disadvantaged or subject to discrimination?
  • In the context of the current housing crisis, should the law allow the government to seize private property?
  • Should Irish law recognise a right to assisted suicide?
  • Who, if anyone, should be held legally responsible for the effects of climate change?
  • Should Ireland alter its legal position on neutrality?

Entries should be submitted as an attached document to the email and will be assessed on the quality of the writer's ideas, structure and critical analysis of the legal issue at hand.

  • Entry deadline: 19/02/2024
  • Cash prize: €150.00

Applications and enquiries should be sent to the TCLR at