Law Student Prizes

 

Prize NameAttainment recognisedYearCurrent ValueOther Information

Undergraduate Prizes (by year)

The Jan Grodecki Memorial Prizes (winner and runner up)

Best overall performance in a first year subject (excluding Introduction to Law and Legal Reasoning)

One

£150/£100

This prize is only available for modules delivered by the Leicester Law School.

The Oxford University Press Law Prize

Best overall first year performance

One

£150 in books

Selection will be based on the student's average mark. If more than one student has the same average mark, then the Board will consider the number of credits obtained at First/2.1.

The Shakespeares Martineau LLP Law of Contract Prize

Best examination performance by a first year student in Contract Law

One

£100

 

The Shakespeares Martineau LLP Law of Tort Prize

Best examination performance by a first year student in the Law of Tort

One

£100

 

36 Bedford Row Prize

Best overall second year performance by a student intending to be a barrister

Two

Cash Prize (unspecified) plus mini pupillage

Careers Tutors will invite students to self-identify for this prize in the spring term of second year. Selection will be based on the student's average mark. If more than one student has the same average mark, then the Board will consider the number of credits obtained at First/2.1.

The Claire Nicholson Memorial Prize

Best examination performance in Family Law

Two

£75

 

Franco-British Lawyers Society Prize

Best overall performance from years 1 and 2 Two £250

Students registered for the LLB/Maitrise in English and French Law.

Winners will have their names will be posted on https://fbls.eu/

Franco-British Lawyers Society Prize

Best performance in EU Law

Two £250

Students registered for the LLB/Maitrise in English and French Law.

Winners will have their names will be posted on https://fbls.eu/

The Freeths LLP Law with French Prize

Best second year performance in LLB Law with French Law and Language degree

Two

£250

Only LLB Law with French students are eligible.

Selection will be based on the student's average mark. If more than one student has the same average mark, then the Board will consider the number of credits obtained at First/2.1.

The Mills and Reeve solicitors Prize

Best overall performance in Land Law

Two

£100

 

The Roger Benedictus Memorial Prize in Employment Law

Best examination performance in Employment Law

Two

£100

 

The Thomson Reuters Law Prize

Best overall performance in the second year examinations

Two

£150 in books

LLB Senior Status and LLB Maitrise not eligible due to qualifying for Leicester Law School Prize.

The Brian Dodds Memorial Prize

Best Overall Performance In Criminal Law

Two / Final

£100

 

Hawkins Hatton Company Law Prize

Best performance in formal assessment in Company Law

Two / Final

£100

 

Shakespeare Martineau Land Law Group Essay Prize

Best group performance in group essay writing exercise in Land Law.

Two / Final

One day work experience placements for up to eight students.

These placements will take place at the firm’s Leicester (Colton Square and Meridian) and Nottingham offices, in order to accommodate all eight students. Work placements will take place in early 2017.

The winning students must all undertake pre-employment screening with Shakespeare Martineau. The prize is open to international students with applicable visas.

 

The 3 Verulam Buildings Prize

Best overall performance in Commercial Law (exam and coursework)

Final

mini pupillage

 

The Gateley PLC Equity and Trusts Prize

Best overall performance by a final year student in Equity and Trusts

Final

£200

The Jan Grodecki Conflict of Laws Prize

Best overall performance in Conflict of Laws

Final

£150

Occasional/Year Abroad students taking this module are not eligible.

The Leicestershire Law Society Prize

Best graduate of the year intending to practise as a solicitor

Final

£100

Careers Tutors will invite students to self-identify for this prize in the spring term of final year. Selection will be based on the student's average mark. If more than one student has the same average mark, then the Board will consider the number of credits obtained at First/2.1. LLB Maitrise considered at the point of graduation, but based only on marks in Leicester LLB.

The Linklaters Prize

Best overall performance in Company Law and Commercial Law

Final

£150

This is a single prize for the best combined performance in these modules.

The May Fund Prize

Best final year dissertation

Final

£50

 

The Neil Head Memorial Prize,
donated by Josiah Hincks Solicitors, Leicester

Best overall performance of a graduate intending to practice as a solicitor in Leicester/Leicestershire

Final

£100

Careers Tutors will invite students to self-identify for this prize in the spring term of final year. LLB/Maitrise students will be considered only on the basis of their Leicester LLB grade and the point of graduation.

The Leicester Law School Prize

Best overall final year performance

Final

£100

Selection will be based on the student's average mark. If more than one student has the same average mark, then the Board will consider the number of credits obtained at First/2.1. If this is the same person as the winner of the Leicester Law School Jubilee Prize, then this prize is awarded to the student with the next best final year performance. LLB/Maîtrise consideration based wholly on their Leicester LLB grade; can only be awarded at end of fourth year in France.

The Leicester Law School Jubilee Prize

Best overall degree result having regard to second and final year performance

Final

£100

LLB Senior Status students are assessed on the basis of first and second year performances. LLB/Maîtrise consideration based wholly on their Leicester LLB grade; can only be awarded at end of fourth year in France. Selection will be based on the student's average mark. If more than one student has the same average mark, then the Board will consider the number of credits obtained at First/2.1.

The Leicester Award for Employability

Student who receives the highest combined marks in the three Experience Employability assignments

All

£100

Any LLB/LLM student who is currently undertaking the Leicester Award for Employability is eligible.

The Victoria Fisher Memorial Prize (International Essay Competition)

The best essay submitted on a topic related to Women and the Law

All

£250

Candidates should never have had work published in a learned journal or as a non-fiction book.

Postgraduate Prizes

The Colin Bourn Prize

Best dissertation by a graduating student on the LLM Employment Law

 

£100

 

The Cummins Solicitors Prize

Best overall performance by a graduating student on the LLM Employment Law

 

£250

This prize will be awarded from 2015 onwards (replacing the New Walk Chambers prize). Selection will be based on the student's average mark. If more than one student has the same average mark, then the Board will consider the number of credits obtained at Merit/Distinction.

The Felicidad Martínez-Purrinos Memorial Prize for International Commercial Law

Best overall performance for the LLM in International Commercial Law

 

£100

Only students taking the LLM in International Commercial Law are  eligible.

Selection will be based on the student's average mark. If more than one student has the same average mark, then the Board will consider the number of credits obtained at Merit/Distinction. If this is the same person as the winner of the Leicester Law School Postgraduate Prize, then Felicidad Martínez-Purrinos Memorial Prize will be awarded to the student with the next best overall performance on the LLM International Commercial Law.

Midlands Asian Lawyers Association (MALA) Prize

Best performance in Equality at Work (distance learning)

£150 and mini pupillage with Nassera Butt of No5 Chambers, Birmingham

Only students taking the LLM in Employment Law by distance learning are eligible.

The Leicester Law School Postgraduate Prize

Best overall performance by a graduating student on the Leicester LLM (the campus-based LLM programme). .

 

£100

Selection will be based on the student's average mark. If more than one student has the same average mark, then the Board will consider the number of credits obtained at Merit/Distinction.

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