Essay Competition means essay competition. This competition is the closest to university education in Germany, because you have to write a scientific essay on a given topic. The biggest difference to the well-known legal homework is that there are prizes to be won! These can be internships, material or cash prizes or a publication of the work in legal journals.
On an international level, essay competitions are very popular and bilateral competitions are also possible in order to promote international exchange even more.
In Germany, a national essay competition is now held regularly as part of the focus month. The winning essay is published in the German law journal "Juristische Schulung (JuS)".