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Norton Rose Fulbright Pride Essay Competition

Norton Rose Fulbright is a Founder Member of Aspiring Solicitors and we are delighted to inform you of a new LGBT+ competition they are offering aspiring solicitors!

The Norton Rose Fulbright Pride network focuses on creating an inclusive environment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) professionals and staff, developing a network of allies and developing relationships with our clients’ LGBT networks.

Their networks are open to all professionals and staff internationally, including LGBT individuals and allies who wish to support the LGBT community.

The Competition

On 27 July 1967, the Sexual Offences Act 1967 was passed into UK law. This was the first stepping stone towards full decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK, and though this Act only related to men it had an impact on everyone in the LGBT+ community.

To mark this anniversary, we’re interested to hear what you have to say about the interrelationship between law and social change in respect of LGBT+ rights. Tell us what you think and you could win a one day work experience trip to our London offices.

The Prizes

  • A one day work experience placement at our London offices.
  • Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn posts from Norton Rose Fulbright about your essay.

How to enter

We will award a prize to the author of the best essay on the following topic:

In relation to LGBT+ equality, does the law drive social change or does social change drive the law?

Send us your completed essay and the following details to by 23:59 on 31 October 2017.

  • Your full name
  • University of study
  • Subject(s) and years of study
  • Contact email (must be a university email)
  • Contact number

The Winner

When all the entries are in, our judges will make their decision on which essays are the winners. They’ll be looking for:

  • Academic rigour;
  • Creativity in terms of approach and arguments developed;
  • High standard of written English;
  • Attention to detail, excellent legal analysis (demonstrating appropriate referencing and accreditation of sources);
  • An understanding of the interconnectivity between the law and LGBT issues; and,
  • Strength of argument in your entry.

If your entry is a winner, you will be notified by email and invited to attend a one day work experience trip to our London offices.

Terms and Conditions

Please read these HERE.