International Humanitarian Law Student Writing Competition

Washington College of Law and the American Society of International Law’s (ASIL) Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict are pleased to announce the second annual International Humanitarian Law Student Writing Competition.  The Competition seeks submissions of academic papers on the topic of international humanitarian law (IHL) from students currently enrolled in a law degree program in the United States or abroad.  The purpose of the Competition is to enhance scholarship and deepen understanding among students in this important area of international law.  The winning authors will be flown to Washington, DC to present their papers at a conference at American University Washington College of Law focused on emerging issues in IHL with a panel of expert professors and practitioners.  In addition, winners will receive a complimentary registration to the ASIL 2012 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on March 28-31, 2012 and a one-year ASIL student membership.  Last year, the Competition received nearly 50 submissions from 17 different countries.
To be eligible to make a submission, students must be enrolled in a law degree program at a US or foreign law school.  Submissions must be unpublished academic papers on a topic within the scope of international humanitarian law. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 12:00 pm (noon) EST.
For detailed rules and submission guidelines, please visit the website.