Surrey Student wins national prize
Thursday 31 May 2012
A gentle nudge from a tutor has led to a national prize for one Surrey student. Peter Dawson is in the last year of his undergraduate studies at the University of Surrey’s School of Law. His tutor, Alison Firth, was impressed with his final dissertation and suggested he submit it to the Competition Law Association’s Golding Essay Competition. Peter’s essay looked at the interface between morality and biotechnology in patent law. The Golding Competition runs annually and awards a first prize of £1000 to the winner. This year’s theme for the competition was ‘Should genetic information be patentable and, if so, when.’ Peter was delighted to win joint first prize, a fitting close to his studies at the School of Law.