Inner Temple Book Prize

Patron: HRH The Princess Royal KG KT GCVO QSO

A major prize for outstanding authorship

The Inner Temple Book Prize is a triennial competition with two Prizes.

The Book Prize was inaugurated in 2008 to mark the Inn’s long-standing commitment to legal scholarship and the education of law students and of lawyers in practice. The Prize attracts entries from every part of the globe, and has already become one of the highest honours that legal authorship can aspire to.

The Inn is offers two main prizes. The 2022 winner of the Main Prize was awarded £12,000 and each of the other shortlisted candidates £500. The 2022 winner of the New Authors Prize received £5,000 and each of the other short-listed candidates £300.

The New Authors Prize is open to entrants who, at the date of publication, are within 10 years of being awarded a first degree, or of being admitted as a practising lawyer (whether in any part of the United Kingdom or elsewhere) whichever period is shorter.

Nomination forms are available to download below. Please see the Rules of Entry section for more information on eligibility.