Previous essay competitions
The winner of the 2013 competition was Sebastian Ko from St Hilda’s College, Oxford University. Sebastian was completing the Bachelor of Civil Law and was awarded the prize for his essay on “Legal treatment of complexity: The unwieldiness of environmental law”. The judges said: "Sebastian’s essay was a timely reminder of the inter-connectedness of eco-systems. As discussion about environmental regulation becomes increasingly centred around understandings of eco-systems, goods and services, the essay provided an elegant pointer to the way forward in addressing these issues." The 2012 winner was Eleanor Coombs, who was a trainee at Clifford Chance.