The launch of Future Legal Mind saw prizes awarded in two categories - undergraduate and postgraduate.
Our first Future Legal Mind winners were Amy Loughery (undergraduate) and Lukas Hamilton Eddy (postgraduate).
The essay question
For our 2015 competition, we asked entrants to write an essay responding to the following question:
We are looking for the brightest legal minds of tomorrow. Your entry should demonstrate original thinking, and legal insight, with a well-structured argument and evidence of research.
We are passionate about securing access to justice for the future, and we want you to show that you share that passion.
Both of our 2015 winners, Amy and Lukas, received £5,000 towards their legal studies, as well as a highly coveted placement at leading solicitor firm Colemans-ctts.
Future Legal Mind 2015: Our finalists
WINNER (Undergraduate): Amy Loughery
Amy was a student at the University of York when she was named undergraduate winner of our first Future Legal Mind Award.
We caught up with Amy back in 2016 about two law firm placements she had completed through winning the competition, and what her plans were for the future.
HIGHLY COMMENDED (Undergraduate): Victoria Rowley
Victoria was a student at the University of Nottingham when she was named as one of our 2015 finalists.
WINNER (Postgraduate): Lukas Hamilton Eddy
Lukas was a student at City University in London when he was named postgraduate winner of our first Future Legal Mind Award.
Back in 2016, we spoke to Lukas about what he had been doing in the year since he was named Future Legal Mind, including the placement he completed as part of his prize.
His legal career continues to progress, and he is now a barrister at No5 Barristers Chambers.
Finalist (Postgraduate): Benjamin Burns
Benjamin was studying law at City University when he was named as a finalist.
Finalist (Postgraduate): Maria Javed
Maria was studying at BPP University in London when she was named as one of our finalists.
Finalist (Postgraduate): Tarwireyi Chadoka
Tarwireyi was a student at the University of South Wales when he was named on our shortlist.
Finalist (Undergraduate): Abla Seckley
Abla was a student at the University of Kent when she was named as one of our finalists.
Finalist (Undergraduate): Oliver Archant
Oliver was a third-year student at the University of Glasgow when he was named on our 2015 shortlist.
Finalist (Undergraduate): Taran Ghatrora
Taran was a student at the University of Cardiff's law school when she was named on our 2015 shortlist.