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Entries invited for ILHS student competition
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11 Jan 2024 / education Print

Entries invited for ILHS student competition

The Irish Legal History Society (ILHS) has invited under-graduate and post-graduate students to submit entries for this year’s student-essay competition by 31 May 2024.

Essays can be on any period or topic of Irish legal history, and the winning entrant will receive a prize of €250.

Entries must be written in English and be the work of students who are enrolled in a third-level institution in Ireland or abroad, or within a one-year expiration of that enrolment.

Essays must be no longer than 5,000 words – including all references. The ILHS says that the results will be announced no later than 30 September.

Submissions should be emailed to Dr Lynsey Black, School of Law and Criminology, Maynooth University at lynsey.black@mu.ie.


Founded in 1988, the society examines, explores, and engages with all issues relating to legal history on the island of Ireland, from earliest times to the present day – including the work of Irish lawyers abroad.

Its mission is to encourage the study of, and advance the knowledge of, the history of Irish law.

The essay competition was first held in 2021/22.

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