California International Law Center
King Hall Competitions
The UC Davis Journal of International Law & Policy offers the Pritikin Award annually for an unpublished student paper that makes a significant contribution to legal knowledge in the realm of international law & policy. The winner is published in the journal and receives a $1,000 cash prize. Open to UC Davis students only. The deadline to submit for the 2012 competition is March 26, 2012.
Competitions with Upcoming Deadlines
The American University Washington College of Law Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and the American Society of International Law's Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict:International Humanitarian Law Student Writing Competition. Students may write on any topic within the scope of international humanitarian law. Winners will present their papers in Washington D.C. (travel included), have their paper published, and receive a one-year membership to the American Society of International Law. The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2012
The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes will sponsor the ICSID Review Student Writing Competition. The author of the winning submission will receive a cash prize of $1000.00 and will have his or her essay published in a future issue of the ICSID Review. Current law students are invited to submit articles on a procedural or substantive issue in international investment arbitration. The deadline for entries for 2012 has yet to be announced. Check back soon for details.
The Brooklyn Journal of International Law: Andrew P. Vance Memorial Writing Competition. This competition is sponsored by the Customs and International Trade Bar Association to encourage law students who are interested in careers in customs and international trade law. Winning papers will be considered for publication; first place carries a prize of $1000 and second place winners will receive $500. The deadline for entries for is typically in May. Check back soon for details.
The International Insolvency Institute: Prize in International Insolvency Studies. Several prizes are awarded for original research, commentary or analysis on topics of international insolvency and restructuring significance and on comparative international analysis of domestic insolvency and restructuring issues and developments. The Prize competition is open to full and part-time undergraduate and graduate students and researchers and to practitioners in practice for less than eight years. Winning submissions are accompanied by an honorarium. The deadline for entries is March 31, 2012.
Law Students for Reproductive Justice: the Sarah Weddington Writing Prize for Student Scholarship in Reproductive Rights Law. The 2012 Writing Prize theme is: "Legislating Stereotypes: Reproductive Rights Rollback in the States." the first place winner will be published in the New York University School of Law's Review of Law and Social Change. Winning authors will receive case prizes: $750 (1st place), $500 (2nd place), or $350 (3rd place) and have the opportunity to be published in the Reproductive Justice Law & Policy SSRN e-journal. The deadline for entries is March 5, 2012.
University of Iowa College of Law, Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems: Trandafir International Business Writing Competition. Submissions should address a contemporary international business or economic issue with a legal nexus. The winning article will be published in the journal, and receive a cash prize of $2000. The deadline for entries is March 1, 2012.
The Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia and the Washington College of Law host an annual Writing Competition. Topic varies annually; in 2010, papers had to address the status and future of women's bodily freedom in American policy-making and jurisprudence. Open to current law students, winners will receive $1000 and may be published in The Modern American. The submission deadline is typically in the fall each year.