Law Student Award

COMPETITION FOR LAW STUDENT BEST PAPER AWARD

 

INSTRUCTIONS

 

The Inter-American Bar Association (IABA) awards prizes at each of its annual conferences for the three best research papers presented by law students from throughout the Americas. The next IABA Conference will be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, from June 24th to 29th, 2014.

 

FIRST: Awards:  ●   FIRST PRIZE ●   SECOND PRIZE ●   THIRD PRIZE

 

SECOND: Benefits. Each award includes:

  • IABA membership (valid for one year);
  • Certificate of recognition; and
  • Possible publication of the winning papers in the IABA Newsletter.

 

THIRD: The central theme of the conference is:

“Development of National Law in accordance with International Law and the Study of Comparative Law”

The contestant must choose and expound upon one of the following topics:

Twenty-First Century Challenges in Comparative Law

Use of International Rules in Nation’s Domestic System

FOURTH: The Paper shall adhere to the following requirements:

1-     The work must be original, and relate to one of the topics proposed above. The Paper may be written in English, Spanish, Portuguese or French.

2-     The Paper must be at least 20 pages and a maximum of 30 typed pages at one-and-a-half space (1.5), excluding footnotes.

3-     The Paper shall be written in Arial, size 12.

4-     Margins: left: 3; others: 2.5 cm.

5-     The Paper must contain the following in its structure: title, certification of university authority, index, introduction, chapters, conclusions, recommendations, references and annexes.

6-     The cover should indicate its title, author's name and address, and name of law school that he/she attends.

7-     The Paper must be accompanied by a certificate from the competent authority stating that the author is a student of the academic institution.

8-     Presentation must be in electronic form.

9-     Papers must be received no later than April 30, 2014, electronically at the address of the Office of the IABA Headquarters, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Attention: Ms. Patricia de la Riva, and from there will be forwarded to the Evaluation Committee.

 

FIFTH:

Law Student Award Committee:

Dr. Tina Di Battista

Dr.  Roanne Peña

INTER-AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION

1211 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 202

Washington, DC 20036