How to apply

The prize is open to all Year 12 and Year 13 students (or equivalent) worldwide. The explanatory document has the material you need to enter this year's prize and includes the essay question. Please refer to the announcement and rules document for details about submission. Your submission must include the cover sheet. You must also send off the submission form. The deadline for entries is 5pm on Monday 1 February 2021 (UK time).

Please see the sample question and the sample answers, which have been provided to assist you in preparing for the competition:

Sample answer 1
Sample answer 2

Sample answer 3

Please also note the following:

1. A successful place will automatically enrol you onto the virtual Law Faculty Taster Day on 16 March 2021. If you plan on attending the Law Faculty Taster Day regardless of whether or not you gain a place at the Corpus Christi online event, we recommend that you register for a place as an insurance.

2. You can apply for both the Peter Cane Legal Reasoning Prize and the Spring Workshops. The online afternoon event for Peter Cane Legal Reasoning Prize shortlisted candidates will slot in from 2.15pm to 4pm on Monday 15 March 2021 around the Spring Workshop sessions.

We look forward to reading your application and wish you the best of luck!

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.