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Previous essay competitions

The winner of the 2013 competition was Sebastian Ko from St Hilda’s College, Oxford University. Sebastian was completing the Bachelor of Civil Law and was awarded the prize for his essay on “Legal treatment of complexity: The unwieldiness of environmental law”. The judges said: "Sebastian’s essay was a timely reminder of the inter-connectedness of eco-systems. As discussion about environmental regulation becomes increasingly centred around understandings of eco-systems, goods and services, the essay provided an elegant pointer to the way forward in addressing these issues." The 2012 winner was Eleanor Coombs, who was a trainee at Clifford Chance.

Past Winners of the Moot competition

The winners of the 2014 moot were Navida Quadi and Daniel Webb of Lincoln's Inn (junior moot) and Rachel Jones and Alex Greaves of Francis Taylor Buildings (senior moot)

The winners of the 2013 Student moot were Bence Leb and Richard Murtagh of Birmingham University. The Lord Slynn moot winners were Jack Connah and Stephanie Knowles of Francis Taylor Buildings, both pupil barristers.

Previous Bursary Scheme details

The winners of the 2010 bursaries were Kirsty Schneeberger and Nicola Peart. Kirsty, a graduate in Government & International Relations and Philosophy was funded to work with Think2050, a project based in London that aims to broaden the participation of young people in Government policy-making and legislation. As a result of her work Kirsty was awarded an MBE. Nicola, a graduate in Plant Sciences and Ecology, and in Environmental Economics and Policy, will be doing the GDL at the College of Law in London in 2010/11. Nicola’s internship was with the Law of Nature Foundation on Bantayan Island, The Philippines.

For 2009 two awards were made which nicely complemented each other. One award was to support work in Wales exploring the interface between habitat conservation and countryside access legislation, while the other award was to support research into the recent changes to the constitution of Ecuador which seeks to grant rights directly to nature (as advocated by those in favour of ‘Wild Law’).

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