Up to 16 US$500 awards will be made in February 2024 for the top-ranked essays answering this year's essay question: How effective have laws protecting the rights of children been to reduce poverty and support economic development? How could they be improved?
Eligible students (with citizenship and enrolment with at least one law class in an eligible country) (see Home page for eligible countries and review the Instructions below) are to register below by 31 October 2023; essays will be accepted from registered candidates between 1-31 December 2023 (no extensions). Candidates self-certify their eligibility for registration with proof required from finalists to be considered for an award. Essays must be in compliance with competition rules (see below) and will not be accepted from unregistered candidates or after 31 December 2023.
Note that awards are generally payable to the winner's educational institution on his/her behalf and not to the winning student directly. Funds received 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 31 December 2023.
Reserved funding 2023:
• 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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