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] "of exceptional quality, which makes a substantial contribution to its relevant field of legal knowledge."

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 Archived 9 April 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Cambridge University Reporter 11 November 2005
  3. ^ Cambridge University Faculty of Law: A Tradition of Benefaction Archived 3 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Alumni of the University of Cambridge[permanent dead link]