ABA Section of International Law's Rona R. Mears Student Writing Competition & Scholarship Awards
The 2013 writing competition topic is "In Spring 2013, the US Supreme Court is likely to issue its decision on Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, 621 F. 3d 111 (2d Cir. 2010), cert. granted, 80 U.S.L.W. 3237 (U.S. Oct. 17, 2011) (No. 10-1491), involving a claim under the Alien Tort Statute, which allows US courts to recognize a cause of action for violation of the law of nations occurring within the territory of a sovereign nation other than the US. Here is your chance to weigh in as an amicus curiae on how the court should rule!
The winning essay will be published in an official Section Publication. Winners will also receive a complimentary registration to the Spring Meeting, coach airfare (21 day advance purchase) and lodging expenses of up to $1,000. Travel costs will be reimbursed after the Spring Meeting. Any taxes due on cash awards are the responsibility of the winners. Deadline for submissions: February 1, 2013.
For details, including the competition guidelines, please visit the Student Headquarters<http://www.americanbar.org/groups/international_law/students.html> or contact Membership Director Angela Benson at firstname.lastname@example.org