The New Silk Road Law Schools Alliance (NSRLSA), one of the important Sub-Alliances of University Alliance of the Silk Road (UASR), is pleased to announce the 2022 writing competition. This competition is open to articles written while the author is an active student at law schools of the Alliance.
The NSRLSA encourages and rewards articles in the area of “Silk and Road Initiative”, public international law, international economic law and private international law from a national or international perspective through the legal lens.
First Place: $3000; Second Place: $1000, and Third Place: $500. One article will be selected for the First Place. Three articles will be selected for the Second Place. Five articles will be selected for the Third Place.
1. Manuscripts must be the original work of author/authors who are all students at schools of the Alliance. Authors may not have graduated from law school prior to December 31 2022.
2. Manuscripts may not be submitted for publication anywhere. No student may submit more than one entry.
3. The manuscript must be in English, between 8000 to 150000 words, including abstract, endnotes, footnotes. The text should be in 12-point Times New Roman font and signal-spaced. Citations should conform to OSCOLA.
4. World well-known professors and scholars will be invited to serve as judges. Articles and papers with a balanced full spectrum legal analysis will be selected for the awards and cash prizes. Judges will be grading on the following points:
1) Is the analysis original and innovative? Does the article have theoretical and/or practical significance?
2) Is the article well written, with strong endnotes following the OSCOLA and providing insightful information?
5. Articles must be submitted to NSRLSA@xjtu.edu.cn, using the subject line “Writing Competition”, by midnight (PST) on 31 October, 2022. To assure anonymous review by the judges, no personal information should appear on the manuscript itself. A separate cover page provided below must be submitted with the manuscript.
6. NSRLSA reserves the right for interpretation.