Impressive response to Law Essay Competition

In May we launched a new Pre-Law Residential Essay Competition to encourage UK Year 12 school students to consider studying Law at Oxford.

The essay title was '"Lying is wrong." Discuss.'

We were delighted by the response: we received 62 entries in total, and the overall quality was extremely high. The essays were judged on clarity of structure, argument and style, and effective use of relevant information and ideas.

The 15 winning entries can be read via the links below, and the authors of these essays have joined us for our Merton Pre-Law Residential taking place this week. The event includes attendance at our Open Day, overnight accommodation, academic taster sessions with our Law tutors, and activities with current Merton Law students.

Many thanks to all those who participated – we enjoyed reading all of the entries, and are grateful to you for the time and effort you put into your submissions.

If you’re interested in studying Law at Merton or at another college in Oxford do come along to an Open Day – the next one takes place on Friday 14 September – or contact our Schools Liaison & Access Officer, Andrew, we’d love to hear from you.

The winning essays