Calling all Future Legal Minds

The annual Future Legal Mind competition launches this week. The winner has a chance to receive £5,000 and a work experience placement.
Date: 5 October 2017

The annual Future Legal Mind Award for law students launches this week, offering UK law undergraduates the chance to win £5,000 and a valuable work placement.

Sponsored by the National Accident Helpline, the award offers the country’s brightest legal minds a head start in the highly competitive legal industry.

Vanessa Airth, Head of Business Partnerships and Employment Outcomes at London Metropolitan University, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for all our law undergraduate students and I would highly encourage you to apply.

“Not only would this look great on your CV, it will give you real life skills.

“London Met is committed to enhancing employability and, this year, we scored our highest every Destination of Leavers of Higher Education (DLHE) score which saw 95% of London Met graduates in work or further study six months after graduating.”

London Met Law graduate, Isaac Creighton, was a finalist for the award in 2016.

Further information

This year's Future Legal Mind essay question is:

“The personal injury legal sector is frequently attacked by government, insurers and media as ambulance-chasing lawyers seeking to promote a compensation culture. What can organisations in the personal injury legal sector do differently in order to dispel the misconceptions and bring integrity back to claiming compensation?”

Essays must be a maximum of 1,300 words, excluding footnotes and a 100-word summary and must be submitted by 14 January 2018.

Entries can be submitted on the National Accident Helpline website.

You can view Isaac's submission: Is the commoditisation of legal services inevitable and is a commercial approach [PDF]

For further information, please contact Charlotte White: c.white1@londonmet.ac.uk.