Trandafir Writing Competition 2014

Each year, Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems, in conjunction with the University of Iowa College of Law International and Comparative Law Program, conducts an annual world affairs student writing competition. The competition is open to law students and to graduate students in all disciplines. Below are details about this year’s competition. Interested students are asked to review the Official Rules carefully before submitting entries.

The 2013-2014 Competition Guidelines:

Topic: Any topic of contemporary international business or economic concern with a legal nexus.

Award: Publication and CASH PRIZE of $2,000.

Publication: The winning essay will be published in Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems, a journal of the University of Iowa College of Law.

Eligibility: All students currently enrolled in a law or graduate degree program from any institution in the world are eligible.

Deadline: All mail entries must be postmarked no later than March 21, 2014. All electronically submitted essays must be received by Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems no later than 5:00 PM U.S. Central Standard Time on March 21, 2014. We will not accept late entries.

Official Rules:

(1) All essays must be typed, double-spaced on 8-1/2 inches x 11 inches paper (or A4 paper for non-US entries), with a 1 inch margin on all sides. Electronic submissions are acceptable, please send as an attachment to an e-mail with your name, address, phone number and e-mail address included.

(2) There is no minimum page requirement. The essay must not exceed 50 pages, including footnotes.

(3) Citations should follow rules published in The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2010).

(4)Entries must include a cover letter containing the student’s name, address, telephone number, name and address of the school which the student attends, and title of the student’s essay. The student’s name, school, or other identification should not appear on the actual essay.

(5) No essay shall be eligible which has been published or has an outstanding commitment for publication.

(6) All essays must be the work of an individual. Collaboration with others (other than the usual law review or seminar supervision) is prohibited.

(7) The judging panel will be comprised of TLCP editors and University of Iowa College of Law faculty. The panel reserves the right to make no award if a worthy article is not submitted.

(8) Electronic submissions must be received in our office no later than 5:00 PM U.S. Central Standard Time on March 21, 2014.  Please include your name, address, phone number and e-mail address with your submission.  You should e-mail your submission as an attachment.

(9) After the editorial board receives your submission, we will send you a confirmation e-mail.

For Mail Submissions, Send To:

Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems
Trandafir International Business Writing Competition
The University of Iowa College of Law
Boyd Law Building 185
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-1113