Cambridge University Reporter

Yorke Prize: Notice

Statutes and Ordinances, 2006, pp. 706 and 911

The Faculty Board of Law give notice that one or more Yorke Prizes are offered annually for an essay on a legal subject (including the history, analysis, administration, and reform of law).

The Prizes shall be open to any graduate of the University or any person who is or has been registered as a Graduate Student in the University, provided that at the date by which essays are to be submitted:

(a) the candidate has been approved by the Board of Graduate Studies for the degree of Ph.D. or M.Litt. under the regulations for the Ph.D., M.Sc., and M.Litt. Degrees, and not more than four years have passed after the date of such approval;
(b) if the candidate has not been so approved, not more than ten years have passed after the date of his or her admission to a first degree, whether of this or another university.

Each candidate shall obtain the approval of the Faculty Board of Law for the proposed subject of his or her essay by writing early in the Michaelmas term to the Secretary of the Faculty Board of Law, 10 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DZ. Essays shall be submitted to the Registrary so as to arrive not later than the last day of the Michaelmas Term. Each essay shall be printed or typewritten, shall be presented in bound form, and shall be of not less than 30,000 words nor more than 100,000 words in length; provided that the Faculty Board may remit any of these requirements on application by a candidate.

One or more Yorke Prizes may be awarded, each of such value as the Faculty Board, from the income of the Yorke Fund, may determine, the present value being £1,500.

Attention is drawn to the power of the Board, from the income of the Yorke Fund, to award studentships or make grants to any persons engaged in research in law, to make grants for the delivery of lectures and for the publication of works, and to attach to the award of any such studentship or grant such conditions as they may think fit. Applications should be addressed to the Secretary of the Faculty Board of Law at the Faculty of Law.

N.B. Candidates' attention is drawn to the general regulations (Statutes and Ordinances, 2006, p. 706), and in particular to Regulations 10 and 11.