Peter Cane Prize 2023

The Prize is open to all Year 12 and Year 13 students (or equivalent).

The Peter Cane Legal Reasoning Prize question is now available here. Submissions will be open at noon on Tuesday 3rd January 2023 and the deadline for submitting responses is noon on Tuesday 7th February 2023. Details on how to submit your essay will be available shortly. 

Winners of the Peter Cane Prize 2022

The winner of the Peter Cane Prize 2022 was Gabriel Stoney. The two runner ups were Shruti Chakraborty (second) and Caitlin Hui Ling Chiu (third). 

Congratulations to Gabriel, Shruti, and Caitlin! And many thanks to all those who participated and sent in their essays.

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:

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Sample answer 3