Mar 10, 2019

Trinity College, University of Cambridge: Robert Walker Prize for Essays in Law, UK.

  • Crimson Education
  • United Kingdom
Multiple Competition


Each year Trinity College hold a nationwide law essay competition open to all Year 12 or equivalent students. The Robert Walker Prize is aimed to encourage students with an interest through research and writing, recognise the achievements of high-calibre students, from whatever background they may come and encourage University application to study law. 

Entrants are invited to submit an essay up to 2,000 words (including footnotes), in response to a topic or question. 

Essays will be assessed by reference to a range of factors, including the development of argument, the quality of expression and the appropriate use of supporting facts and material.

The competition is open to students in their final or penultimate year of secondary school, except students who have entered the competition in the past. One entry per student. 

Entries will be considered in two divisions: a United Kingdom Division and an International Division.

First prizes of £300 and second prizes of £200 may be awarded in each Division; the prizes may be shared.

Authors of the ten top-placed essays in each Division will be invited to a Prize Ceremony at Trinity to see the College and to meet the Law Fellows.


Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range


Application Deadline

The 2020 competition is now closed. Dates for 2021 are TBA

Application Process Includes

Essays should be submitted using the form found online. 

If there are special reasons why a potential candidate cannot submit an essay online, a request exceptionally to submit in hard copy may be made. Requests will be considered by the Law Fellows. Please contact the Admissions Office at Trinity College Cambridge, CB2 1TQ; tel: +44(0)1223 338422; fax: +44 (0)1223 338584; email: