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, "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 (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.
Yorke Prize Winners
Winners of the Yorke Prize have included:
- Courtney Stanhope Kenny, 1877, 1878, 1879
- Perceval Maitland Laurence, 1878
- Richard Cockburn Maclaurin, 1898
- Richard Turner, 1923
- Norman Bentwich
- Norman St John-Stevas (Baron St John of Fawsley), 1957
- John Guy
- John H. Langbein
- Sir John Baker, 1975
- Paul McHugh, 1988
- Neil Jones
- Cambridge University Faculty of Law Funding Opportunities
- Cambridge University Reporter 11 November 2005
- Cambridge University Faculty of Law: A Tradition of Benefaction
- Alumni of the University of Cambridge
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