This year’s question considers issues of equality, working conditions and remuneration: How should the law protect the right of persons with disabilities to just and favourable conditions of work, on an equal basis with others, including equal remuneration for work of equal value?
Focusing on legal issues affecting people with disabilities, the 42 Bedford Row Disability Law Essay Prize was established to draw attention to the professional challenges faced by legal practitioners and academics who work in fields in which issues relating to disability frequently arise. The essay prize focuses on how such issues interact with the law.
It is the first academic writing award which focuses on legal issues affecting persons with a disability to be established by the Oxford Faculty of Law.
The competition is open to all matriculated students of the University of Oxford and the deadline for submission is noon on Friday 27 January 2017. The first place winner will be awarded £500 at a prize-giving ceremony and drinks event at Wadham on Friday 3 February 2017 at 5.00pm.