The Disraeli Society Prize was established by the Disraeli Society and jointly sponsored by the Programme for the Foundations of Law and Constitutional Government and the Federalist Society. The competition seeks to promote broader thinking about topical aspects of law and encourage independent research work among undergraduate students.

The competition was open to all undergraduate law students of the University of Oxford, with participants invited to answer the following question: ‘The judges should simply apply the law, they should not evaluate its merits.’ Is this approach to the judicial role desirable? 

On Monday 14 May, the judges announced the two winners of the Disraeli Society Prize for 2018:

1st-place prize of £400 and a trip to the USA to attend the Federalist Society Student Symposium to Niamh Kelly, of Merton College.

2nd-place prize of £200 to Ciara Moran, of The Queen's College.
The prize winners were invited to attend a special dinner in their honour, together with the judges, a guest speaker, and members of the Disraeli Society. The Programme for the Foundations of Law and Constitutional Government would like to thank all those involved in making the essay competition a success.