The 3rd Gary B. Born Essay Competition On International Arbitration

The 3rd Gary B. Born Essay Competition On International Arbitration

National Law University, Jodhpur is holding the 3rd Gary B. Born Essay Competition on International Arbitration, 2018 jointly organized by Indian Journal of Arbitration Law and Centre for Advanced Research and Training in Arbitration Law.

Who can apply?



  • The competition is open to all students enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate programme in law (B.C.L., J.D., LL.B., LL.M. or their local equivalent) in any recognised university across the world.

  • Students who have completed an above-mentioned programme or their equivalent in 2018, and postgraduate students who are selected for, and will be enrolled in any such programme for 2018-2019 are also eligible to participate.


Submission Guidelines:



  • To participate in the competition, interested students must e-mail a copy of their completed essays to editors@ijal.in  by 2359 hours on August 31, 2018 (Indian Standard Time, GMT+5:30). Late submissions shall not be accepted under any circumstances whatsoever.

  • No part of the essay should contain any form of identification of the participant, and any such information, if detected, would lead to disqualification.

  • The essay must be submitted in Microsoft Word document format (.doc/.docx).

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

  • A participant can submit an entry for one theme only.

  • Co-authorship is not permitted.

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

  • The essay must be accompanied by a separate document containing the following information about the participant:

    • Full name of the participant

    • Theme chosen

    • Participant’s current year of study and name of the degree pursued

    • Name and full address of the participant’s university

    • Name and full postal address of the participant

    • Phone number of the participant

    • E-mail ID of the participant



  • The essay must be original and bona fide work of the participant.


Prizes:

First Prize



  • Cash prize of USD 250,

  • Letter of Appreciation from Mr. Gary B. Born,

  • Signed copy of a book authored by Mr. Born, and

  • An opportunity of publication in the next issue of IJAL.


Second Prize



  • Cash prize of USD 125,

  • Letter of Appreciation from Mr. Gary B. Born, and

  • An opportunity of publication in the next issue of IJAL.


Third Prize



  • Cash prize of USD 75,

  • Letter of Appreciation from Mr. Gary B. Born, and

  • An opportunity of publication in the next issue of IJAL.


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