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The Exclusive New York Bar Competition Is Now Open!

BARBRI International are delighted to announce our New York Bar scholarship programme in association with Aspiring Solicitors. The essay this year revolves around the topical Google privacy issues that have been in the news in recent weeks. The first prize is a fully funded New York Bar programme (worth £5,000). The runners up prize is a 50% funded New York Bar programme. Everyone who enters and meets the criteria set out in the terms and conditions is entitled to a £500 discount off the full fees.

The right to be forgotten?

On 13th May 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union set a legal precedent when it ruled that a user had the right to have links to web pages about him removed from Google’s results because the passage of time had made them “irrelevant”.  Taking both a forensic legal and/or a broad public interest perspective, do you consider this judgment to be worthy of support?  In particular, what implementation problems (if any) do you envisage this judgment leading to in the future?

Terms and Conditions

This competition is open to all members of Aspiring Solicitors. The prize is only valid for the next three sittings of the course, i.e. October 2014, March 2015 and October 2015. There is a minimum 1,000 and maximum 2,000 word limit. Please use the OSCOLA style of referencing for all citations (not included in word count – Times New Roman 12 with double line spacing is preferred. All entries should be in .doc or .docx format. There is a strict no plagiarism policy – anybody found to be in breach of this will automatically be disqualified. Entries must be individual, not done as part of a team.

The closing date for entries is Friday 12th September at 18:00 GMT. No late entries will be accepted. Entries will be judged on their substantive merits and originality of thought. The winners will be announced by Friday 26th September.

Please send your entires to (subject heading “BARBRI Scholarship Competition”) or email us by clicking here.  Please include your Aspiring Solicitors username in all emails.  

Good luck!