Albert S. Pergam International Law Writing Competition Award
To foster legal scholarship among law students in the field of international law. The competition is intended to encourage students of law to write on areas of public or private international law. The Section believes that by providing a forum for students to disseminate their ideas and articles, the professional and academic communities are enriched. Furthermore, the competition presents an opportunity for students to submit law review quality articles to the Section for possible publication in one of its publications.
Nomination Deadline: Entries should be emailed by 4:00 p.m., Friday, December 7, 2012 to the staff liaison.
Date Presented: January Annual Meeting
Award Criteria: Articles must be submitted (in English), and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, double-spaced on 8 1/2" x 11" paper with one-inch margins, be no longer than 35 pages in length (including footnotes/endnotes). Citations are to conform with "A Uniform System of Citation" (The Blue Book).
All articles submitted for the competition become the property of the Section. No article submitted may be published in any journal or periodical other than the "New York State Bar Journal," the "New York International Law and Review," or the "International Law Practicum," until after announcement of the winner of this competition in January.
Law students (including J.D., LL.M., Ph.D. and S.J.D. candidates) are cordially invited to submit an entry. Entries will be judges on a variety of factors including significance and timeliness of the subject matter, thoroughness of research and analysis, and clarity of writing style.
Please provide your permanent address, daytime phone number and social security number.
Prize Awarded: $2,000 and publication of the article (subject to editorial approval) in aforementioned publications.
Download the Albert S. Pergam Writing Competition brochure here.