REMINDER: Call for Papers: Brennan and Nygh Essay Papers

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The Australian Branch of the International Law Association invites submissions for the 2014 Brennan and Nygh Essay Prizes.

These two prizes, named in honour of the late Dr Peter Nygh, a leading Australian scholar of private international law, and Sir Gerard Brennan, former Chief Justice of Australia and Patron of the Branch, are awarded to the authors of essays in the field of Private International Law (Conflict of Laws) and Public International Law, respectively, which demonstrate outstanding scholarship and make a distinct contribution to an understanding of the subject. The prizes are open to any Australian citizen, or person normally resident or studying in Australia.

The competition is intended to recognise and encourage achievement by a student, or younger scholar or practitioner of law. Essays submitted for consideration for the Prize should be between 3,000 and 7,000 words in length (including footnotes), and written in 2014. They may have been submitted previously for course credit in an academic institution. The prize will be in the form of a certificate, a year’s membership of the International Law Association, and cash in the amount of $400.

The winner will be encouraged to submit the winning entry to the Australian International Law Journal for publication. The award does not guarantee that it will be published in the Journal.

Entries should be sent by email to by Monday 8 December 2014.

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