Leicester Law Student wins European Prize for Eloquence 2017

Alice Shaw, Leicester Law student was declared winner of the international debating competition, the 2017 edition of the European Prize for Eloquence organised by School of Young Orators of Universitè de Strasbourg in cooperation with the Council of Europe.

Alice, who is part of the LLB/Maîtrise double degree took part in the final across 2 days in front of 300 members of the public at the Council of Europe winning out against 16 candidates from 10 countries. For winning the competition Alice will now has gained the opportunity to take an internship at the Council of Europe. Alice will begin her training contract with Linklaters in 2018.

The European Prize for Eloquence is designed to draw attention to European institutions and the construction of Europe, debating topical political and social issues.

The judging panel was made up of a mixture of French political, legal, academic and media figures including Gilles Heyvaert, Permanent Representative of Belgium to the Council of Europe, Matjaz Gruden, Director of Policy Planning, Council of Europe and Doris Pack MEP, German Member of the European Parliament.

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