Davis Wright Tremaine International Law Writing Awards

Through the generosity of Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP a $2,500 stipend will be provided for the best student paper on an international law topic submitted for the Davis Wright Tremaine International Law Writing Awards, with a stipend of $1,000 for the second-best student paper.

Papers must be submitted before no later than midnight on April 15th to be considered for this year’s award competition. Students should send submissions electronically (Word format) to Ronna Craig (ronnac@lclark.edu).

The guidelines for the award competition are:

  1. To be eligible to enter the competition, a student must be a current Lewis & Clark law student.
  2. Entries are limited to original and substantial research papers written in the past year on any topic in private or public international law, comparative law, or the law of a foreign nation.
  3. The papers must be typed, double-spaced, with at least one-inch margins, and with typing on only one side of each page. Each submission should include a cover page, which should set forth: (1) the student’s name, (2) the title of the paper, and (3) the name of the Lewis & Clark professor who supervised the paper, if any. The student’s name should not appear on any other page of the document, to assist in maintaining anonymity.
  4. The paper will be evaluated and judged by a selection committee consisting of faculty members and/or members of the sponsoring law firm. The decision of the selection committee will be final and non-reviewable
  5. In selecting the winning papers, the committee will consider whether the papers are of publishable quality, with emphasis on the subject matter, organization, writing quality, depth of research, and originality.
  6. The judges will endeavor to have a final decision by commencement. If a prize recipient publishes a winning paper, the recipient should acknowledge in the published paper that the paper received a Lewis & Clark Law School Davis Wright Tremaine International Law Writing Award.