Stephen Lawrence Day Essay Competition
- Women constitute 38.8% of the Bar, compared to an estimate of 50.2 per cent of the UK working age population.
- Barristers from minority ethnic groups make up 14.7% of those at the Bar.
- A disproportionately high number of barristers attended a UK independent school between the ages of 11-18: 19.3% compared to 7% of English school children.
To further the message of Stephen Lawrence Day and the Foundation, and to support access to the Bar for those from underrepresented backgrounds, we are once again running a Stephen Lawrence Day Essay Competition. The competition is open to 16-18 year olds attending a non-fee paying school, and the winners will receive career support from Chambers and a legal book voucher.
Further information about the Stephen Lawrence day and Stephen Lawrence Foundation can be found here.