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FSLA Essay Competition 2020

The Essay Competition is now closed – Thank you to all those who entered, we will be in touch regarding the prize giving in the near future.

The Financial Services Lawyers Association is pleased to announce its annual essay competition.

The title for this year’s competition is as follows:

Facebook (and other private companies) are better placed than central banks to issue and maintain stable currencies.”  Discuss

Please submit your essay by Sunday 10 January 2021 to essay@fsla.org.uk.

The rules can be found here.

FSLA Law School Visits

FSLA also arranges for financial services lawyers to visit law schools to talk about different types of work within the sector. Students are encouraged to look at our events pages to find out about these law school visits as well as other social events, lectures, workshops and presentations you may want to attend.

FSLA Essay Competition 2022

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The Financial Services Lawyers Association is pleased to announce its annual essay competition.

The title for this year’s competition is as follows:

Laundromat, police state or somewhere in between: has the correct balance been struck between anti-money laundering, anti-fraud, and anti-corruption aims on the one hand and the benefits of free enterprise and a global financial market on the other?
If not, explain one legislative or regulatory change which could make a significant difference.

The purpose of the essay is to provide students with the opportunity to apply their studies to issues that are of particular relevance to the financial services industry and wider society.

Essays should be no longer than 1,500 words. The full competitions rules can be found on the FSLA website through the link below.

Please submit your essay by Friday 15 July 2022 to essay@fsla.org.uk.

Prizes will be presented at a reception hosted on a date to be confirmed.

The Chris Stallard Memorial Prize (first prize) is £1,500 and an internship with the FCA.

The runner up prize is £750. Third prize is £500.

Entrants are not required to be FSLA members, though free membership is offered to all law students.

FSLA Essay Competition 2022 Rules

“On both the prudential and conduct side, we thought that simple rules and principles would suffice to deliver good results…We now know the limits of those assumptions and we need to design new approaches.”

(Adair Turner)