We aren’t quite sure how we are going to ‘hand over’ the prize just yet, but details will follow.
Once again, our congratulations go to Joshua Goh Ngee Chae on his success, and we wish him the best of luck with the rest of his studies.
He is currently employed as a paralegal with a major public inquiry, and will commence pupillage with Old Square Chambers in October 2019. And thank you once again to our brilliant judges Bob Lee and Donald Mc Gillivray, as well as all the other entrants for their hard work.
Read the winning essay here The winner of the Andrew Lees Essay prize competition for 2018 was Samuel March.
This is especially so in the context of Singapore where the existence of indigenous gardening traditions has been obscured by the traditional scholarly focus on public parks.
In this paper, I present a brief genealogy of one such indigenous gardening tradition in Singapore, the ‘Kampong Garden’.Our annual essay competition is intended to encourage vibrant, scholarly writing and new research, especially by those who have not yet had their work published.It is open to any student, worldwide, registered in a bona-fide university or institute of higher education, or who has recently graduated from such an institution.Samuel won a place at the 2018 Annual Conference in Canterbury, and had his winning essay published in e-law. Many thanks go to our essay setters and judges, Bob Lee and Donald Mc Gillivray Our judges felt that as the standard was so high the following entrants were worthy of honourable mentions: William O'Brien, Vedantha Kumar and Alex May. The winner of the Andrew Lees Essay prize 2017 is Ciju Puthuppally.Ciju is a law graduate from Downing College, Cambridge.It is a very well reasoned, scholarly but importantly too, very readable piece of work.From the submission abstract: “Garden historians have traditionally focused upon the great landscaped gardens of the elite along with publicly-run parks and botanic gardens.He has previously worked as Legal Assistant for an environmental NGO in Austria and won the ELSA Moot’s Best Orator prize arguing about pollution from gold mining in the European Court of Human Rights.He will be starting a paralegal post at Mishcon de Reya in July before he commences pupillage with Three Raymond Buildings in 2018.Samuel is a Cambridge graduate (BA, MA) who spent five years working in communications, largely consulting for sustainability focussed international NGOs and non-profits in Geneva.He went on to study at the University of Law, where he enrolled on both the GDL and A4ID’s “Law for Development” course.