Congratulations to BCL student Jessica Allen who has won First Prize in the UK Centre for Animal Law's (A-Law) annual student essay competition.

The UK Centre for Animal Law (A-law) launches a student essay competition every November. This gives students the opportunity to explore and research an area of the law that would not typically come up in their taught legal studies. The competition is open to students at all stages of study, and the winning entry is published in The UK Journal of Animal Law, a peer reviewed publication.

The title of the 2018 competition was, “Consider whether animal welfare legislation should be extended to include decapods.” ​Jessica’s winning entry will be published in the next edition of The UK Journal of Animal Law, which will be published this summer.