Up to 17 US$500 awards will be made in February 2021 for the top-ranked essays answering this year's essay question: How can laws promoting gender and disability rights support economic development? Eligible students (with citizenship to and enrolment with at least one law class in an eligible country) should register online by 31 October 2020; essays will be accepted from registered candidates 1-31 December 2020 (no extensions). See Home page for eligible countries. Proof of eligibility is not required unless you are a finalist predicate to an award being made. All essays must be in compliance with competition rules (see below) and will not be accepted from unregistered candidates or after 31 December 2020.
Note that awards are generally payable to the winner's educational institution on his/her behalf and not to the winning student directly. Funds may also be less any necessary bank conversion fees and/or taxes. Lex:lead will never charge a fee to participate. A Certificate of Participation will be sent to all registered candidates who submit an essay by the 31 December 2020 deadline.
Reserved funding 2020:
• Hon Dame Linda Dobbs DBE award for the highest-ranked female winner
• DLA Piper award for the highest-ranked winner from an eligible Asian country
• Jerome Poitou award for the highest-ranked award-winner from Haiti
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Honorary Ambassador for Timor-LesteDili, Timor-Leste