Exeter Law School

Opportunities December 2022

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Supporting International Students’ Academic Writing

We are looking for students from any international background to participate in a one-hour workshop in January.

The workshop aims to identify the challenges and barriers that international students face when doing academic writing. We will use the outcomes to inform how we support students in the future.

The particular focus will be on good academic practice. This includes how you use source materials in essays and exams, referencing, paraphrasing and other factors.

We might discuss:

Different cultural expectations relating to good academic writing, referencing and authorship

Experiences of academic writing before coming to Exeter

Experience of learning about academic writing and academic practice at Exeter.

Who can participate?

Any student studying on a taught programme with international fee status

You can be from any phase of study (undergraduate or postgraduate)

We would particularly welcome participants who have been investigated for poor academic practice or academic misconduct in the past

There will be a £10 voucher offered for participation

Workshop Dates and Enrolment

For further information or to register your interest, please click here:

or email Dr Annabel Watson, a.m.watson@exeter.ac.uk

Dates: Face to face workshop (Streatham Campus)

Thursday 19 January


Online Workshop (Teams)

Thursday 12 January


Face to face workshop (St Luke’s Campus: room tbc)

Wednesday 18 January


Law Careers drop in

Thursday, 15 Dec

Amory by Camper Coffee

12pm – 2pm

Pop along and see Rachel to chat about any career questions or worries. The first one next term will be Thursday 12 January.

Take part in a research survey

We are a research group at the University of Exeter who are working with the Solicitors Regulation Authority to examine the experiences of law students in legal education and how these experiences shape their career choices. We are looking for Exeter law university students to fill out an important and interesting online survey and share their experiences and viewpoints with us. This is a great opportunity for Exeter law students to have their say and contribute to positive change! 

We need as many students as possible to take part regardless of their experiences and viewpoints so please do consider taking part if you have time. Everyone who completes the survey will be entered into a raffle to win one of 10 £50 gift cards, and the survey will take 25-30 minutes to complete.

Here is the link: https://exeterssis.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8f80rpz9S2vZ3GS.

Trinity College Dublin Law Student Colloquium

Call for Speakers

Submit by Thursday 29 December

The Committee of the Trinity College Dublin Law Student Colloquium is delighted to announce its call for speakers for the 15th annual Colloquium, which will be held at the end of February 2023. The Colloquium is Ireland’s leading student conference and welcomes applications from undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as recent graduates in practice. Each year, they host students from across Ireland and around the globe to present their papers/research. 
If you are interested in speaking at the Colloquium, submit an abstract on any area of law for anonymous consideration by the Committee by 17:00 (Irish Time – GMT) Thursday, the 29th of December 2022.


The Colloquium is Ireland’s leading student conference and welcomes applications from undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as recent graduates in practice. Each year, we welcome students from across Ireland and across the globe to present their research.

Find out more on their website.

Undergraduate Research Showcase

Submissions welcome until 8 January

23 – 27 January 2023

The Undergraduate Research Showcase (UGRS) is an annual exhibition of research that students have undertaken during their time at Exeter.

The Showcase is open to students in all years, including recent alumni, from all disciplines across campuses.

There are three ways of exhibiting your research at the Showcase:

  • Poster
  • Abstract
  • Video

You can present your research as either a poster, an abstract, a video or all three. For guidance on submissions, please see the submission guidance page.

All work is displayed in a public exhibition throughout the week, both online on our SharePoint website and in-person across all Exeter campuses. Locations of where the work will be displayed on each campus are to be confirmed. Submissions are open now until midnight 8th of January 2023. To submit, please fill in the submission form.


Ulster University, 4 to 6 April 2023

Call for Papers:
Deadline: 9 January 2023

We call for papers that make new theoretical, empirical, and methodological contributions to various aspect of constitutionalism in developing democracies. Specifically, we are interested in soliciting papers with the subjects including—but not limited to—judicialization of politics, politicisation of the judiciary, judicial independence, the rule of law, constitutional politics, comparative judicial politics, politics of human rights, the enforcement of socio-economic rights, and/or judicial decision-making. We also welcome papers on in-depth case studies for a single country or with a regional focus (such as Asia, Latin America, Africa, etc.).  Additionally, we encourage papers on legal theories developed in the context of developing democracies, comparative analysis of constitutionalism in established and developing democracies, and/or new empirical datasets on courts in developing democracies.
Full details on the paper requirements on their webpage.

And you can submit your paper abstract via Oxford abstracts:

Pump Court Tax Chambers

Tax Problem Question Competition 2022-23

Deadline: Monday 23rd January 2023

The aims of the competition are to encourage students to apply their legal and analytical skills to a practical case and also obtain some experience of tax law. This year’s question is based on the recent case considering whether or not marshmallows are ‘confectionary’.

First Prize – £750 and a mini-pupillage

Runner-up prizes of up to £500 at judges’ discretion

Students are invited to submit an answer to the enclosed problem question by 23 January 2023 at 5pm. No previous knowledge of the subject area is required and entrants are required only to read the one case referred to in the problem question. Answers may be up to 1000 words (including footnotes) and conciseness is encouraged.

Entrants must be studying at a UK university/college or have completed their studies at a UK university/college within the past three years (applicants do not necessarily need to have been studying law) but must not have commenced a training contract or pupillage (or equivalent in another jurisdiction).  Each entry should be the work of a single author (so no joint entries are allowed). 

Answers should be sent to competitions@pumptax.com in Microsoft Word format. The covering email should state the entrant’s full name, present (or most recent) university/college and contact details (Judging is anonymous so please do not include your name in the essay itself). All submissions will be acknowledged.

Grow your connections

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