The University of Virginia School of Law Human Rights Program and the Virginia Journal of International Law are sponsoring the Sixth Annual Virginia Law Human Rights Student Scholars Writing Competition (HRSSWC). This global competition is designed to encourage student scholarly inquiry into human rights topics and afford emerging student scholars an opportunity to develop their research and contributions by interacting with Virginia’s preeminent international law faculty. The HRSSWC welcomes all student papers relating to human rights law from current J.D., LL.M., and S.J.D. students from the United States and abroad. May 2014 graduates may also submit papers written as part of their law school curriculum. Entrants are encouraged to view this topic broadly, submitting any work that furthers understanding of a substantive area of human rights law. The student author of the top paper will receive a cash prize of $500 and expedited consideration for publication in the Virginia Journal of International Law. Additionally, the winning author will be invited to present his or her paper at a special Human Rights Student Scholars Workshop involving Virginia’s international law faculty, VJIL editors, and Virginia law students. Papers will be judged on quality of analysis and writing. The judging committee will include members of Virginia’s law faculty and VJIL editors.
The deadline for entry is June 27, 2014. Please submit entries to: firstname.lastname@example.org.