Peter Cane Prize 2025

Details about the Peter Cane Prize 2025 will be released here in late 2024/early 2025.

The Prize day usually takes place in mid-March. 

Peter Cane Prize 2024

The Peter Cane Prize Giving Day took place on Tuesday 12th March 2024. We welcomed 10 attendees who had received 'Highly Commended' certificates for their work to the College, as well as our second runner up, Sydney Chan, our first runner up Freddy Moorman, and our winner, Isabel Chan.

Congratulations to Isabel, Freddy, and Sydney! And many thanks to all those who participated and sent in their work.

The History of the Peter Cane Prize

The prize was launched in 2017 and seeks to promote engagement with the ideas and reasoning behind law and legal studies, and particular to encourage those from all backgrounds and walks of life to apply to engage with the academic study of law. The prize is named after the distinguished lawyer, Professor Peter Cane, an internationally acclaimed scholar of legal theory, obligations and public law, and Corpus’ first dedicated law fellow. Each year, the final shortlisted candidates are invited to attend an afternoon event hosted by Corpus Christi, with legal workshops and an award ceremony. The Prize is open to all Year 12 and Year 13 students (or equivalent). You can see the sample question and the sample answers:

Sample answer 1
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Sample answer 3

If you have questions about the Peter Cane Law Prize, please contact the Outreach Team at