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.

Elena and Vasile Trandafir
Elena and Vasile Trandafir

Topic:

Any contemporary international business or economic concern.

Award:

Publication and a $2,000 cash prize.

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 law or graduate degree programs.

Deadline:

Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems must receive all essays no later than March 4, 2016.

Rules:

(1) All essays must be typed, double-spaced on 8-1/2" x 11" paper, with a 1" margin on all sides.

(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 (Columbia Law Review Ass’n et al. eds., 20th ed. 2015).

(4) 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, name of the school you attend, and the title of your essay. No personal identification information should appear on your essay.

(5) 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.

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

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

(8) 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.

Submit 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: tlcp@uiowa.edu