Border Skirmishes: The Intersection Between Litigation and International Commercial Arbitration
Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution, Symposium 2011, October 21, 2011

In cooperation with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) North American Branch.

Student Writing Competition

In Association With
Border Skirmishes: The Intersection Between Litigation and International Commercial Arbitration

Student Writing Competition Award Winners Announced At MU Law Symposium

On October 21, 2011, keynote speaker Gary Born announced the winners of a student writing competition sponsored by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) North American Branch and offered in connection with a symposium organized by the University of Missouri Law School entitled "Border Skirmishes: The Intersection Between Litigation and International Commercial Arbitration."

First place in the writing competition went to Giulia Carbone, an LL.M. from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, for "The Interference of the Court of the Seat With International Arbitration."

Second place went to David Ma, a J.D./M.B.A. student at the University of Missouri, for his submission, "A BIT Unfair? An Illustration of the Backlash Against International Arbitration in Latin America: Chevron Corp. v. Republic of Ecuador."

Third prize was given to Parvan Petrov Parvanov of Columbia Law School for his paper, "The Hidden Duality of Summary Disposition of Claims in Investment Arbitration."

To see the full press release, click here (PDF)

Competition Information

A student writing competition is being organized in conjunction with the annual symposium convened by the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution at the University of Missouri School of Law. This year’s symposium, entitled “Border Skirmishes: The Intersection Between Litigation and International Commercial Arbitration,” features Gary Born as keynote speaker as well as expert panelists from Canada, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and the United States.

The competition is sponsored by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) North American Branch and offers a $300 prize to the competition winner. The winner may also have his or her winning submission published in the Journal of Dispute Resolution along with other symposium papers. The Journal is recognized as the leading legal publication in the area of alternative dispute resolution and contains articles written by nationally and internationally prominent authors and students on a wide variety of topics.

Topic

Submissions should bear some relationship to the symposium topic of international commercial arbitration, transnational litigation and the intersection thereof. There is no requirement that papers discuss U.S. law.

Eligibility

The writing competition is open to any person enrolled on May 1, 2011, in a program of higher education leading to a degree in law (including but not limited to the J.D., LL.B., LL.M. or S.J.D.). Applicants may be of any nationality and may be affiliated with degree-providing institutions located in any country. Papers that have been accepted for publication elsewhere are not eligible for the writing competition. Submissions may be co-authored, but all authors must be eligible under the terms of the competition and the authors will share the $300 prize between them.

Submission Requirements

Submissions must be in English and between fifteen (15) and forty (40) pages in length, including footnotes. The text of the paper must be typed and double spaced in 12 point Times New Roman font with 1-inch margins. Footnotes may appear single spaced in 10 point Times New Roman font. Footnotes should preferably appear in Bluebook form, although papers using other established systems of legal citation will be accepted. The title of the paper must appear on every page of the submission. The author’s name must not appear anywhere on the submission itself.

A separate document should be provided including (1) the author’s full name, address, telephone number and email address; (2) the degree-granting institution where the author is enrolled, as well as the degree sought and the anticipated year of graduation; (3) the title of the submission; and (4) the date of the submission.

Papers must be electronically submitted to:

Professor S.I. Strong
University of Missouri School of Law
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Papers must be received no later than 11:59 p.m., Central time, on August 15, 2011.

Criteria

Submissions will be judged by a committee of CIArb members. The following factors will be considered:

  • Legal analysis
  • Thoroughness and depth of topic
  • Contribution to the scholarship in the field
  • Evaluation of judicial precedents, statutes and legal authorities

Questions should be directed to:

Professor S.I. Strong
University of Missouri School of Law
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About the University of Missouri and the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution

The University of Missouri's award-winning program in dispute resolution consistently ranks as one of the best in the nation. The University of Missouri School of Law is the only U.S.-based institution that has received Recognised Course Provider status from CIArb for JD courses offered during the academic year. For more on the University of Missouri and the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution, click here.

About the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the North American Branch

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) was founded in London, England in 1915, incorporated in 1924, and granted a Royal Charter from Queen Elizabeth II in 1979. Over the past eighty-seven years, this professional body of international arbitrators has expanded with branches now also located in continental Europe, the Far East, Australia, Africa and North America. CIArb now has over 9,000 members in over eighty countries. The North American Branch was established in 1993, and currently includes members from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, and the Caribbean, and offers training courses and competency assessment courses in international commercial (including construction) arbitration in North America from the entry to Fellowship level.

The goal of CIArb's North American Branch is to promote and facilitate the resolution of disputes by arbitration rather than through the courts. The North American Branch does this by offering training courses in North America in the practice, as an advocate and arbitrator, of international commercial and construction arbitration. For more information on CIArb and the North American Branch, click here.

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