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. The final shortlisted candidates each year are invited to attend an afternoon event at Corpus Christi, with legal workshops and an award ceremony, which in 2020 will take place on Tuesday 17 March.

If you would like to apply, please read the Announcement and Rules of entry before turning to the 2020 Prize Essay Question.

You may wish to take a look at some sample answers to a previous year's essay question.

We look forward very much to reading your application!