The Society is a charitable body which aims to educate the legal profession and the public about the legislative process, with a view to encouraging improvements in statute law. It was founded in 1968 and has members throughout Britain, Europe and the Commonwealth.
Lord Rodger of Earlsferry SCJ was Chair of the Society from 2002 until his death in 2011. He was involved in the legislative process at various stages of his career and retained a strong interest in the making and interpretation of statute law.
In memory of Lord Rodger, the Society has established this annual essay prize worth £1,000.
Essays must be submitted in electronic form to the Administrator of the Society, Mary Block, at email@example.com.
They must be accompanied by a completed entry form that can be downloaded from the Statute Law Society website or in word document format from here.
The winning essay will be chosen by a jury consisting of three members of the Council of the Society. The prize will be presented by the Chairman of the Law Society, at the Society’s Annual Lord Renton Lecture on 28 November 2013.
The prize sum is £1,000. The winning essay will be considered for publication in the Statute Law Review which is published by Oxford University Press, in association with the Society.
The jury may choose to split the award between the authors of two or more essays or not to award the prize.
The closing date for submissions is 15 September 2013.
Visit www.statutelawsociety.org for further information about the Statute Law Society and its activities.