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Call for environment law students to go for prize

20 January 2009

A charity is seeking entrants for its annual essay competition for environmental law students.

The National Trust for Scotland, in partnership with legal firm McGrigors and the University of Glasgow, began the annual prize last year, in honour of the lawyer, the late Colin Donald, who had an association with the Trust, McGrigors and the university, over 40 years.

Entries for the Colin Donald Environmental Law Prize are invited from all environmental law students in Scotland, who are asked to write an essay on: "How far should the ‘polluter pays’ principle be applied to attach strict civil liability to activities that damage the environment?”

Alternatively, environmental law applicants or their universities can submit a recent relevant essay or dissertation for consideration.

The winner will be announced in September and offered summer placements in 2010 with both the National Trust for Scotland and McGrigors LLP.

The deadline for entries is Friday 13 February 2009 and essays should be sent to Professor Tom Mullen, School of Law, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ or by email to t.mullen@law.gla.ac.uk .

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