Blackstone Prize

The Runnymede Society seeks papers relating to themes of the rule of law, fundamental freedoms, and constitutionalism for its annual Blackstone Prize (formerly the Runnymede Fellows contest), named in honour of the English jurist and legal scholar William Blackstone. Any paper broadly falling into one of these categories is eligible for submission. Papers should be between 5,000 and 10,000 words. Note that fellowship recipients may be required to condense the length of their papers prior to publication.



The contest is open to undergraduate law students (i.e. JD and/or BCL) studying at a Canadian law school, students articling with a Canadian law firm, or judicial clerks at a Canadian superior or appellate court.



Two cash awards are available: the recipient of the Blackstone Prize will receive a $5,000 award, while the runner-up will receive a $3,000 award. Each award comes with a chance to be published in the Supreme Court Law Review and the Dicey Law Review.


Submission: Eligible students may submit their papers to Kristopher Kinsinger ([email protected]).

Deadline: Friday, 26 April 2024.

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