2017 Albert S. Pergam International Law Competition

Attention all law students!

The New York State Bar Association’s International Law Section announces the 2017 Albert S. Pergam International Law Competition.  This 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.

Presented by:  International Section  

Contact: Tiffany Bardwell  

Nomination Deadline: Entries should be emailed by 4:00 p.m., Friday, November 10, 2017 to Tiffany Bardwell, section liaison.  

Competition Rules: Submissions must be (a) from law students at the time of submission whether or not already admitted to a bar (b) not previously published (c) primarily focused on an aspect of law (as opposed to psychology, sociology, or economics, for example) And preference is for papers discussing a private international law topic in line with the origins of the Section and the practice of its members.

Award Criteria: Articles must be submitted (in English) via email to Tiffany Bardwell, 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). 

1)          $2,000
2)         Publication of the article (subject to editorial approval), in one of the section’s publications.  

To view the rules of the competition and download the complete competition brochure at www.nysba.org/PergamWritingCompetition  

For more information about NYSBA’s International Section, please contact Tiffany Bardwell at tbardwell@nysba.org  

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