Westminster Lawyer Wins Peter Cane Prize for Legal Reasoning

Congratulations to Amia in Rigaud’s House, on winning the Peter Cane Prize for Legal Reasoning, hosted by Corpus Christi College, Oxford. The prize is open globally to all Year 12 and 13 pupils with an interest in the ideas and reasoning behind legal studies and is named after Professor Peter Cane, Corpus’ first dedicated Law Fellow. As well as a prize-giving ceremony hosted by Professor Cane, Amia is now automatically eligible for a coveted place at the legal workshops hosted by Corpus Christi College.

The essay brief presents a fictional case, Fredericks vs Vinogradoff’s Books, and two relevant legislative texts. Pupils are then asked to interpret the texts to suggest a solution to the fictional case, and a verdict as to the validity of said outcome. Amia’s essay thoughtfully weighs the two legislative texts and their application to the fictional case, with a thorough and measured approach throughout. Her essay exhibits extensive legal research, citing a number of legal journals and educational resources to evidence her assessment of the case. Overall, a deeply impressive piece of work and a demonstration of great potential in the legal field!

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