LRC Law Reform Essay Competition 2022 (October 2021)

Topic: Should the law on labour protection for “gig workers” in Hong Kong be reformed? If so, why and how? If not, why not?

The Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong has launched its ninth annual essay competition to provide law students in Hong Kong with an opportunity to propose how a given area of Hong Kong law may be reformed. Winners will receive a one-month or two-month placement to leading law firms, barristers’ chambers, a commercial company or the Department of Justice, in the summer of 2022.

The main objectives of the competition are to raise law students’ interest and awareness in law reform, and to offer them an opportunity to reflect on and suggest proposals about what the law “should be” on a given topic in contrast to what the law “is”.

Students must submit their essays with the completed entry form via e-mail to <> by 23:59 on Sunday, 2 January 2022. Enquiries can be made via this email address.