First year students (almost) codify the UK’s constitution
What would it look like if the UK had a written constitution? This was the question set to 300 first year Birmingham Law School students when they were challenged to write a preamble to a modern UK constitution.
The competition was run by the House of Commons Political and Constitutional Reform Committee.
The students initially drafted their own preambles before being grouped together to negotiate the content and draw up a final product. As a result, the students gained an insight into the challenges that would be presented in seeking to codify the UK’s unwritten constitution.
A word cloud was then created, demonstrating the most frequently used words in the student’s preambles.
You can read some of the student’s work here.