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Transnational Dispute Management – Special Issue

Launched in 2004, Transnational Dispute Management (TDM) will be publishing a special issue on “Aligning Human Rights and Investment Protection”. The issue will be edited by Prof. Dr. Ursula Kriebaum (University of Vienna).

Eligibility: All those with an interest in the subject to contribute articles or notes on one or several of the topics or any other relevant issue.

Deadline: 1 June 2012

Theme: Analyse the possibility of courts and tribunals operating in the fields of human rights and international investment protection to take into account the concerns of the other field of law.

Possible Sub-Themes

Possible topics may include:

  • Are human rights part of the applicable law in investment arbitration cases?
  • The approach of investment tribunals confronted with human rights sensitive cases.
  • Investors’ human rights before investment tribunals.
  • Third party participation before investment tribunals and human rights courts.
  • Interim measures before investment tribunals and human rights courts: a comparative approach.
  • Human rights abuses linked to investments (not necessarily foreign) before human rights courts.
  • Investor protection by human rights courts.
  • The form and amount of compensation granted by human rights courts to victims of human rights abuses by investors.
  • Economic, social and cultural rights and foreign investment.
  • Issues of potential conflicts (whether real or perceived) between international investment law/tribunals and international human rights law/tribunals.
  • The interaction between national courts, human rights courts and investment tribunals.

Writing Guidelines

  • Written in MS Office Word.
  • Checked for Spelling & Grammar.
  • Please use standard legal citation methods preferably in footnotes and not endnotes.
  • Include an executive summary of the article (150-200 words).
  • Include (if you wish) for your profile:
    • Your full name & title
    • Your Company, University or Organization name
    • Website address
    • E-mail address (only visible for registered readers)
    • 150-200 words on your own/your firm’s professional services provided, expertise, competence…
    • A digital photo

Submission: All contributions must be sent to ursula [dot] kriebaum [at] univie [dot] ac [dot] at. Also please CC info [at] transnational-dispute-management [dot] comwhen you make a submission.

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Korea University Law Review – Volume 11

The Korea University Law Review, a semi-annual academic legal journal founded in 2006 and published by Korea University’s Legal Research Institute, encourages scholars and students of all fields of the study of law to submit their serious writings for publication. The journal is inviting students to submit manuscripts of original articles for possible publication in its upcoming issue.

Deadline: 31 March 2012

Theme:  The Law Review has published many scholars of international renown from several different countries in Europe, Asia, and the United States in the areas of international law, legal philosophy, constitutional law, commercial law, and many other areas.

Writing Guidelines

  • Manuscripts should be written in English preferably in MS-word file, A4 12points and Times New Roman.
  • Please use footnotes rather than endnotes.
  • Footnotes should conform to the 18th edition of The Bluebook.
  • The manuscripts more than recommended length may not be considered for publication in the Law Review.
  • Manuscripts written in Korean may be submitted and, once accepted for publication, provided that the length does not exceed 6,000 characters, will be translated into English by the Student Editorial Board, free of charge.
  • Any Korean manuscript longer than the aforesaid length should be translated by the author himself or herself.
  • Manuscripts written in English should not be longer than 8000 words inclusive of citations in English.

Journal Review Process

  • The final decision on whether the manuscript is accepted for publication in the Law Review is made by the Faculty Editorial Board, in consultation with the results of three (3) anonymous referees’ review and the research of the Student Editorial Board.
  • The decision of the Faculty Editorial Board will be informed as early as possible usually no later than three (3) months of submission.
  • If any of the referees suggests possible revision or addition, such comment will be transmitted to the author and a short period for revision or addition given, if the author wishes to make the suggested revision or addition.

Submission Guideline: Please email submissions to Faculty Editor in Chief of the Korea University Law Review, K.S. Park, kyungsinpark [at] korea [dot] ac [dot] kr

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Results of the Carnegie Council Student/Teacher International Essay Contest

This details of this competition were posted in September 2011. The last date for entries to be submitted was 31 December 2011. There were 81 entries from 25 countries.


First Prize: Anil Sebastian Pulickel, National Law School of India, Bangalore, India. (Read Anil’s essay here)

Second Prize: William Lord, University of St Andrews, Scotland. (Read William’s essay here)

Third Prize: Pratik Mishra and Abdullah A. Rahman, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Maharashtra, India. (Read their essay here)

Honourable Mentions

Joy Muthanje Mwaniki, United States International University, Nairobi, Kenya. (Read Joy’s essay here)

Click here to read more about the winners and their essays.

2012 ICSID Review Student Writing Competition

The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) is pleased to announce the Annual ICSID Review—Foreign Investment Law Journal Student Writing Competition.

Deadline: All submissions must be received by Midnight (EST) on 1 May 2012.

Eligibility: Contestants must be individuals currently enrolled in the study of law anywhere in the world at the undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate level.


  • Entries should address a procedural or substantive issue in international investment arbitration.
  • Language: Articles may be submitted in any of the Centre’s official languages: English, French or Spanish.
  • Formatting: Articles should be written according to the following formatting conventions: Word format; Times New Roman, 12-point font; double-spaced text; and 1-inch margins.
  • Heading: Please be sure to provide at the top of the article the full title of the submission and the author name.
  • Author Bio: The author should include a brief bio as a footnote on the first page of the text,indicating current affiliations.
  • Organization of the Text: In order to maximize clarity, we encourage authors to make generous use of headings, sections and other organizational devices.
  • Documentation: All conclusions by the author, other than the author’s opinions, should be bedocumented to the extent practicable by detailed footnotes.
  • These footnotes should contain full and accurate information on the sources consulted for the conclusions.Citation Style: Follow The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed.).
  • Only one submission per student is permitted.
  • Only original and previously unpublished papers are eligible.
  • Jointly authored papers are not eligible.
  • Papers must be sent by e-mail to Meg Kinnear atmkinnear [at] worldbank [dot] org.

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Email: atmkinnear [at] worldbank [dot] org
Competition Website

Bridge Mediation Essay Competition 2012


Bridge Mediation LLC is an international Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and cross-cultural communications consulting company specializing in mediation, negotiation and business development for domestic and international businesses. Bridge Mediation is hosting an Essay Competition for Law and Management students in India in collaboration with Alternative Dispute Resolution Law Review.

Title: ‘How Mediation can benefit the business community’.

Deadline: 5 March 2012

Eligibility: Only persons who are 18 years old or older may participate in this essay competition.

Writing Guidelines

  • The writers should write about how mediation could be used in business to prevent or resolve conflicts. The writers may describe some real-life situations that have happened to them or someone they know, or analyze an imaginary situation.
  • The essay should be written in English.
  • The essay should be no more than 5 pages long, submitted in a word document format, single spaced (Word count should not exceed 2000).

Submission Guidelines

  • The essay must be submitted at essaycompetition [at] bridge-mediation [dot] com
  • The essay must state the name of the writer, his or her contact email, contact phone number, Country of residence and a place and title of work or the name of the University and the name of the department where the writer is a student (Include this information in a header on every page).


  • Participants must submit a registration fee of INR 200 ($4.00 USD). Students have to send the registration fee of INR 200 as a Demand Draft/ Account Payee Cheque in favor of Anuroop Omkar payable at Hyderabad.
  • Please send the Demand Draft/Account Payee Cheque to the address given below:
Anuroop Omkar
C/O Ajaya Kumar Sahoo,
K-112, Reserve Bank of India Officers’ Quarters,
Ameerpet,Hyderabad- 500016
Ph. No. 91- 9601435543

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The Youth Jobs Innovation Challenge – Essay Competition

Context: The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the World Economic Forum (the Forum) are partnering to bring the voices of young people into the conversation on how best to meet the global challenge of youth unemployment and include them in the action required. Through an essay competition  – The Youth Jobs Innovation Challenge – which will run until February 19, 2012, IFC and the Forum will capture the ideas and recommended solutions of young people around the world about how they and the global community can create jobs for their generation.

Theme: “What Can I and the Global Community do to Create Jobs for my Generation?”

Eligibility: The competition is open only to the Forum’s Global Shapers. Click here to find out how you can be a part of Global Shapers.

Deadline: 19 February 2012


  • 2,000 words in length and double space.
  • Written in English and unpublished.
  • The author’s name must appear only on the cover page.
  • Submissions will be made through EssayCompetition [at] weforum [dot] org .

Rewards: The author of the best essay will receive $10,000 and the second and third place winners will be awarded $5,000 and $2,500, respectively. Winners will be announced at the World Economic Forum on Latin America in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, in April. Winners will also present their ideas at the Summit on the Global Agenda in October.

More Information:

  • Click here to view the Press Release from the IFC.
  • Email: tmoyo [at] ifc [dot] org [Thoko Moyo], tanya [dot] milberg [at] weforum [dot] org [Tanya Milberg]


The Comptroller & Auditor General of India, as part of its year long celebrations to commemorate 150 years’ of its Institution, conducted a national level essay competition for students on the theme “Role of CAG in Meeting Challenges of Good Governance” in Hindi and English.


  • Ranjna Patne – First Prize
  • Subrat Tripathi – Second Prize
  • Divya Sharma – Third Prize
  • Minakshi Kumari – Consolation prize
  • Shilpi Mishra – Consolation prize
  • Javed Akhtar – Consolation prize


  • Dibyendu Das – First Prize
  • Sunny Bhargava – Second Prize
  • Manish Gupta – Third Prize
  • Kunal Kashyap – Consolation prize
  • Atul Kumar Burnwal – Consolation prize
  • Ms. Puja Kumari – Consolation prize

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