Young Practitioners and Scholars Essay Competition 2020

The Editorial Committee of the European Investment Law and Arbitration Review invites original, unpublished, high quality submissions for the Young Practitioners and Scholars Essay Competition 2020.
The essay competition is open to all practitioners, scholars and students from around the world.

To be eligible, authors must at the time of submission:

• have a PQE of 7 years of less (e.g., Year of Call 2013 or more recent); or
• be enrolled in a law degree course such as an LLB, JD, BCL, LLM, PhD, DPhil (or local equivalents).

Authors are free to choose the topic of their essay to the extent that it relates to EU investment law and arbitration, including one of the topics in the Call for Papers for this issue.

All submissions should be between 5,000 and 12,000 words, inclusive of footnotes. Co-authored submissions are permissible.

All submissions should be in English and must be in conformity with the Review’s house style, which will be made available on the Review’s website soon.

Examples of previously published articles in the Review can be found on the Review’s website.

The deadline for submission is: 1 April 2020.

Submissions are to be emailed as an attached Word document to, with the subject “Submission for EILAR Essay Competition 2020”.

Winners will be chosen by the Editorial Committee of the Review. The Editorial Committee reserves the right not to award any prize if they conclude that no essay of sufficiently high academic quality has been submitted.


The winning submission and the runner-up submission will be published in the Review.
In addition, the following prizes will be awarded:
• First prize: EUR 500 worth of books sponsored by Brill / Nijhoff
• Second prize: EUR 250 worth of books sponsored by Brill / Nijhoff
• Third prize: EUR 150 cash sponsored by Norton Rose Fulbright, London

All winners will receive a complimentary pass to the 2021 EFILA Annual Conference.

Download the flyer here:

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