Trandafir International Business Writing Competition

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Trandafir International Business Writing Competition

Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems, in conjunction with the University of Iowa College of Law International and Comparative Law Program, invite applications for the 2018-2019 Trandafir International Business Writing Competition.

This competition is open for students who are currently enrolled in a law or graduate degree program from any institution in the world. Winners will get up to $1,800 cash prize.

Who May Eligible:

All students currently enrolled in a law or graduate degree program from any institution in the world are eligible to participate in this competition.

How to Apply & Competition Rules:

To participate in the competition, applicants need to submit their essay electronically to- Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems
Trandafir International Business Writing Competition
The University of Iowa College of Law, Boyd Law Building,
185 Iowa City, IA 52242-1113, United States of America

Or E-Mail: law-trandafir@uiowa.edu and copy TLCP@uiowa.edu.

Rules:

  • Topic: Any contemporary international business or economic concern. Recent winning submissions have included such topics as recommendations the United States should follow to update its privacy laws to harmonize with international general data protection regulation commitments, why international labor organizations should adopt fair trade as an enforcement mechanism to end labor violations, and why the United States Treasury should wait for Congress to end corporate tax sheltering tactics.
  • All essays must be typed, double-spaced on 8-1/2″ x 11″ paper, with a 1″ margin on all sides.
  • There is no minimum page requirement. The essay must not exceed 50 pages, including footnotes.
  • Citations should follow rules published in the Bluebook: a uniform system of citation (Columbia lawyer view ass’n et al. eds., 20th ed. 2015).
  • For electronic submissions, attach your essay (MS Word 97 or higher) to an e-mail message that includes your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, the name of the school you attend, and the title of your essay.
  • No personal identification information should appear on your essay.
  • For submissions by mail, provide a cover letter that includes your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, the name of the school you attend, and the title of your essay. No personal identification information should appear on your essay.
  • To be eligible essays must be standalone pieces which have not been published or have an outstanding commitment for publication.
  • All essays must be the work of an individual. Collaboration with others (other than the usual law review or seminar supervision) is prohibited.

Benefits:

  • The applicants have an opportunity to win a Cash Prize – $1,800
  • The winning essay will be published in Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems, a Journal of the University of Iowa College of Law.

Application Deadline:

All mail entries must be postmarked no later than February 1, 2019.

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