Yorke Prize

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The Yorke Prize is awarded annually by the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge for an essay of between 30,000 and 100,000 words on a legal subject, including the history, analysis, administration and reform of law.[1][2]

The prize, awarded from the Yorke Fund, is open to any graduate of, or any person who is or has been registered as a graduate student of, the University.


The Yorke Fund was endowed in 1873 by the will of Edmund Yorke[3] (b. 8 February 1787, d.29 November 1871), alumnus of Rugby School, scholar and later Fellow of St Catharine's College, Cambridge and barrister of Lincoln's Inn, London.[4]

Yorke Prize Winners[edit]

Winners of the Yorke Prize have included:


  1. ^ Cambridge University Faculty of Law Funding Opportunities
  2. ^ Cambridge University Reporter 11 November 2005
  3. ^ Cambridge University Faculty of Law: A Tradition of Benefaction
  4. ^ Alumni of the University of Cambridge