Annual Student Essay Competition!

Get writing for animals! Our 2024 Annual Student Essay Writing Competition has closed… stay tuned for the 2025 competition!

Our Annual Student Essay Competition is the perfect way to put your animal law research and writing skills to the test! Click on the pictures below for more information about the competition.


Congrats to our 2023 winners!

Read our 2023 Annual Student Essay Competition Question

Our 2023 question was:

Can the UK’s hunting legislation be reformed to ensure practical protection for UK wildlife? 

Daniel: First Place

Daniel has an MPhil in European Cultures and is currently researching animal representation(s) in law and literature. He performed vegan poetry to delegates nibbling beef canapés at COP26 and has translated animal rights books into English from Italian and French. Originally from West Yorkshire, he now lives in Cambridge.

Madeleine: Second Place

Madeleine studied anthropology at LSE, before completing the GDL at BPP university. She is currently studying the Bar Course at the Inns of Court College of Advocacy. She is passionate about animal welfare and rights, and hopes to make an impact in this area in her legal career, promoting awareness of welfare issues and legislative change. 

Jaaved: Third Place

Jaaved is presently pursuing the Bar Vocational Studies program at City, University of London. He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Middlesex University (Mauritius Branch Campus). His experience spans across Criminal Law and Civil/Commercial Law domains. He has completed mini pupillages at leading Commercial chambers in Mauritius and interned with a major corporate group in the country.

Furthermore, he also interned for 2 years at the Central Crime Investigation Department (CCID) of the Mauritius Police Force, where he was an integral part of the specialised AML/CFT Unit.

Jaaved has also dedicated his efforts to various pro bono cases within his local community and has actively engaged in delivering public speeches and presentations.

Originating from Mauritius, Jaaved harbours a deep-seated passion for the preservation of fauna and flora.

Our Essay Competition Prizes!

An opportunity to win a prize for the best animal law essay!

£100 book voucher and winning article published in our UK Journal of Animal Law

 £70 book voucher

£30 book voucher

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