May 21, 2024

Call for Entries: 4th Adavize Alao Essay Competition

In the memory of our co-founder, Adavize Alao, Lawyard calls for the submission of entries for the 4th Adavize Alao essay competition on Privacy and Data Protection. The scope of the competition has been expanded to include Lawyers and Law students in West Africa.

Lawyers in West Africa are required to submit entries on ‘The Africa Union 2063 Agenda and Data Protection’, while Law Students are to submit entries on ‘The Role of State and Non-State Actors in Data Protection’.

There are terms and conditions which are to be complied with, which are on the submission guidelines on all our social media pages. All entries are equally to be submitted on or before the 7th of November, 2022.

It is particularly important to note that the word count for the essay competition is 1500 words for law students, and 2000 words for young lawyers.

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Submission guidelines

Submission Guidelines:

1. The first page should be a separate page and must include the full name, year of call, phone number, and email address of the. author: For law students, indicate your current school of study (undergraduate or law school).

2. Submissions must be in Microsoft Word format (Font Size: 11, Font type: Arial, Spacing: 1.5, Alignment: Justified)

3. Submissions must be original, independent, unpublished works. Co-authored essays will not be considered.

4. Submissions will be judged blind. The decision of the judging panel is final.

5. The names of the winners of the competition and their essays may be published by Lawyard after all participants have been contacted and notified of the decision by the judging panel.

6. The winners may be asked to provide an additional biographical note, providing brief details of their legal studies and future professional appointments

7.Lawyard holds the right to publish any selection of the papers submitted to this competition, including, but not limited to, the winning paper (either the full texts or extracts thereof) up to 18 months after the competition has ended; this includes, but is not limited to, the publication on the Lawyard website or any other Lawyard publication. In any event, the author will be indicated appropriately.

Starts: 4 October 2022

Submission Deadline: 7 November 2022

Submission Email:

Referencing Style: OSCOLA

Word Count: 1,500 words for the Law Students’ category, and 2,000 words for the Lawyers’ category.

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