Seventh Gary B. Born Essay Competition on International Arbitration

The competition aims to to encourage research and literature in international arbitration.
Seventh Gary B. Born Essay Competition on International Arbitration

The National Law University, Jodhpur is one of India’s top law schools. It was established in 1999 as part of a vision of excellence in legal education through innovative methods of learning.

The Centre for Advanced Research and Training in Arbitration Law was established by the University to promote research and scholarship in specialized fields of arbitration law. I

t seeks to empower students with a theoretical and practical understanding of arbitration law by providing a platform for academicians, professionals, and law students to interact and discuss contemporary issues in arbitration law.

The mandate of CARTAL is achieved by the organization of workshops, certificate courses and guest lectures to facilitate the understanding of such issues.

CARTAL also organizes the reputed annual Gary B. Born Essay Competition on International Arbitration and the annual CARTAL Conference on International Arbitration. For further information, please see the report of the previous edition of the conference, available here.

The Indian Journal of Arbitration Law is a bi-annual, open-access journal, published by CARTAL. It is the leading Indian journal on arbitration law, with consistent focus on topics of global interest and relevance. IJAL has successfully published ten volumes and continues to host contributions from globally renowned experts. All the articles from the journal’s archives are available here. It is also available on Kluwer Arbitration, HeinOnline, WestLaw, and SCC Online.

IJAL’s Board of Advisers comprises some of the preeminent authorities in international arbitration, including Prof. Gary B. Born, Mr. Alexis Mourre, Mr. Fali Sam Nariman, Prof. Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler, Prof. Loukas Mistelis, Prof. Martin Hunter, Prof. W. Michael Reisman, Prof. Laxmi Jambholkar, Mr. Pramod Nair, and Mr. S.K. Dholakia.

ABOUT THE COMPETITION

In keeping with previous years, CARTAL is organizing the 6th Gary B. Born Essay Competition on International Arbitration to encourage research and literature in international arbitration.

The Competition has the gracious support and patronage of Prof. Gary B. Born, who is the chair of the International Arbitration Practice Group of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP. Prof. Born has participated as counsel in more than 675 international arbitrations, including four of the largest ICC arbitrations and several of the most significant ad hoc arbitrations in recent history. He is widely regarded as the world’s preeminent authority on international arbitration, having been ranked for more than 20 years as one of the world’s leading international arbitration advocates and the leading arbitration practitioner in London.

THEMES

The themes of the sixth edition of the competition aim to foster research on some of the contemporary developments in international arbitration, and are listed below:

(I) Harmonising principles on joinder and consolidation: necessity or an issue taken too seriously?

(II) Reconciling arbitration with insolvency proceedings and corporate restructuring

(III) Third-party funding and disclosures in international arbitration.

RULES OF THE COMPETITION

  • There is no registration fee for the competition.

  • The competition is open to all students enrolled in an undergraduate or post graduate programme in law (B.C.L., J.D., LL.B., LL.M., or their local equivalent) in any recognized university across the world. Students who have completed an above-mentioned programme or their equivalent in 2021, and post graduate students who are selected for and will be enrolled in any such programme for 2021-2022 are also eligible to participate.

  • To participate in the competition, interested students must e-mail a copy of their completed essays to editors@ijal.in by October 30, 2022, 23:59 hours (Indian Standard Time, GMT +5:30). Late submissions shall not be accepted under any circumstances.

  • No part of the essay should contain any form of identification of the participant.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  • The essay must be submitted in Microsoft Word document format (.doc/.docx).

  • The essay must contain an abstract, not exceeding 250 words. It must indicate the theme.

  • A participant can submit an entry for one theme only. Co-authorship is not permitted.

  • The word limit is 4500–6500 words including footnotes.

  • The essay must be accompanied by a separate document containing the following information about the participant: (i) full name of the participant, (ii) theme chosen, (iii) participant’s current year of study and name of the degree pursued, (iv) name and full address of the participant’s university, (v) name and full postal address of the participant, (vi) phone number of the participant, and (vii) e-mail id of the participant.

  • The essay must be original and bona fide work of the participant.

  • The essay must be written in English.

  • Footnotes must follow the Bluebook system of citation (Harvard, 20th edition).

  • The essay should not be submitted for any other competition and/or for any other purposes.

PRIZES

First Prize

  • Cash prize of USD 400,

  • Letter of Appreciation from Prof. Gary B. Born,

  • Signed copy of a book authored by Prof. Born, and

  • An opportunity to be considered for publication in the next issue of IJAL.

Second Prize

  • Cash prize of USD 250,

  • Letter of Appreciation from Prof. Gary B. Born,

  • 6-month subscription to Born’s International Arbitration Lectures, and

  • An opportunity to be considered for publication in the next issue of IJAL.

Third Prize

  • Cash prize of USD 125,

  • Letter of Appreciation from Mr. Gary B. Born, and

  • An opportunity to be considered for publication in the next issue of IJAL.

For more information, please visit the website (ijal.in) or write to editors@ijal.in

Please find the brochure here.

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