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TWO students from South Downs College students have been learning what the law world is like after winning a competition.

Clare Trevanna won first prize of £125 in the South Downs College’s 2012 Law Essay Prize, while Toby Prowting came in second place and won £75.

They were also given a week’s worth of work experience at Blake Lapthorn solicitors in North Harbour, Portsmouth, as part of their prize.

Ruth Christy, from Blake Lapthorn, presented the prizes in front of 50 students.

She said: ‘I very much enjoyed reading the essays.

‘This is a great opportunity for students to practice their skills outside of their normal studies and showcase what they are capable of.’

The 2012 Law Essay Prize was organised by A Level law course manager Joan Chilcott.

Following their success, Clare has now applied to study Law at Oxford University, while Toby has applied for a law degree at Nottingham University and hopes to practice Law in the USA.