If you’re an aspiring lawyer or solicitor, then you’ll likely know just how competitive getting into this industry is. There are over 160,000 practising solicitors in the UK, which shows just how big this sector already is and with roughly 18,000 new law graduates in 2022, it may be more difficult than ever to get your foot in the door at one of the top firms around the country.
This could lead to you looking for new ways to stand out and showcase a greater CV than others. Some of the options include completing extra courses online or being an unpaid intern to get the necessary experience an employer wants. However, one of the best ways to stand out is to take part and win the National Accident Helpline Future Legal Mind 2023 competition.
Not sure what that is? We’re here to help you understand what it’s all about, how you can enter, and what you can win. Read on to find out more.
What is the Future Legal Mind competition?
Held by National Accident Helpline, this is one of the UK’s leading essay competitions and encourages law students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels to answer a law-related question. Competitors can use up to 1200 words to answer and this is designed to help top law students get the recognition they deserve.
This year’s question is:
Sir Geoffrey Vos, the Master of the Rolls, has said there is a “real possibility that AI may become more intelligent and capable than humans” and that robots could even one day help resolve court disputes.
To what extent do you believe AI could ever replace the role of human judges? And what would be the benefits or potential drawbacks of integrating artificial intelligence in this way?
How can I enter?
Entering is simple. Just register your interest before the 31st of July 2023 and submit your essay before midnight that day. Participants must be over the age of 18 and studying/studied a law degree at an institution in the UK.
What are the prizes?
Should you go on to win this brilliant competition, then you’ll receive the following:
- £1500 prize fund
- A mentoring session with one of the National Accident Helpline’s experienced in-house lawyers
- Announced as National Accident Helpline’s Future Legal Mind and feature in publicity if desired
Why should I take part?
Alongside the fantastic prizes, this is also a brilliant opportunity to showcase your legal skills and knowledge, which may boost your career prospects further. Jonathan White, the Legal & Compliance Director at National Accident Helpline says that “many of our past winners have gone on to excel in their professions, and this competition provides a fantastic way to stand out from the crowd in a competitive field”, which shows just how great winning this competition can be.