The Red Lion Chambers Essay Competition

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We are proud to present our first essay competition in conjunction with Red Lion Chambersa leading barristers’ chambers based in London. This competition is open to all year groups and all degree disciplines at the University of Warwick.

Essay title: “Does the Internet pose an unmanageable threat to the jury system?”

Many news stories in the last few months have asked the same question. This issue is at the heart of contemporary debates about the criminal justice system.

The winner will be given a mini-pupillage (plus £125 expenses) at Red Lion Chambers, which is one of the country’s largest and best criminal and regulatory sets. The runner up will receive £75. At least the top three entries will be posted on the BarSocBlog, which is read by barristers and others from the legal sector. Furthermore, your submissions will be read and judged by barristers – this is your chance to impress, and gain a fantastic achievement on your CV.

So, for those of you interested in current affairs or criminal law, send in your submission of 2000 words maximum (excluding footnotes for citations) to by 8pm on Monday 24th February 2014.

Join the Facebook event here: If you have any queries, send an email to Caitlin Jenkins at

The competition poster can be found HERE.

Best of luck!


Anthony Searle
Founder and President



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