NLUJ: The 2nd Gary B. Born Essay Competition on International Arbitration, 2017

Simran Sahni

7 July 2017 3:21 PM GMT

  • NLUJ: The 2nd Gary B. Born Essay Competition on International Arbitration, 2017

    The essay competition has been conceived to encourage law students to explore forward-looking issues in international arbitration. In 2016, CARTAL successfully conducted the 1 st edition of the Gary B. Born Essay Competition on the themes of prospects of a bilateral arbitration treaty, desirability of arbitration of public law claims, and a ten year review of the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Arbitration. The themes of the second edition of the competition aim to foster research on some of the contemporary developments in international arbitration.

    About IJAL:

    The Indian Journal of Arbitration Law (‘IJAL’) is a bi-annual, open-access, student-run journal published by the Centre for Advanced Research and Training in Arbitration Law (CARTAL). IJAL is widely recognized as the leading Indian dispute resolution journal and an excellent source of reference in the field. IJAL’s Board of Advisers consists of some of the preeminent authorities in international arbitration including Mr. Alexis Mourre, Prof. Emmanuel Gaillard, Prof. Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler, Mr. Gary B. Born, Prof. Martin Hunter, and Prof. W. Michael Reisman.

    About CARTAL:

    The Centre for Advanced Research & Training in Arbitration Law (CARTAL) is one of the various centres set up by National Law University, Jodhpur to promote research and scholarship in specialized fields of law. CARTAL seeks to empower students with a theoretical and practical understanding of arbitration


    1. Due process ‘paranoia’ in international arbitration

    2. Reforming ICSID Arbitration: challenges and the way forward

    • Internationally mandatory rules and the enforcement of arbitration agreements

    Rules of the Competition:

    • There is no registration fee for the competition.

    • The competition is open to all students enrolled in an undergraduate or post graduate programme in law (B.C.L., J.D., LL.B., LL.M. or their local equivalent) in any recognized university across the world. Students who have completed an above mentioned programme or their equivalent in 2017, and post graduate students who are selected for, and will be enrolled in any such programme for 2017-2018 are also eligible to participate.

    • To participate in the competition, interested students must e-mail a copy of their completed essays to by 2359 hours on August 31, 2017 (Indian Standard Time, GMT+5:30). Late submissions shall not be accepted under any circumstances whatsoever.

    • Footnotes must follow The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (Harvard, 20th Edition)

    • The word limit is 4500 – 6500 words including footnotes. Essays exceeding the maximum word limit will be penalised.

    • Co-authorship is not permitted.

    • The essay must contain an Abstract, not exceeding 250 words. The abstract must indicate the theme chosen.

    For further details, click here.

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