Essay Contest: Nappert Prize in International Arbitration

Thanks to the generosity of Sophie Nappert (BCL’86, LLB’86), the Nappert Prize in International Arbitrationwill be awarded for the first time in 2014.

The Nappert Competition is open to students, junior scholars and junior practitioners. To be eligible for the prize, authors must be either currently enrolled in a B.C.L, LL.B., J.D., LL.M., D.C.L., or Ph.D. program (or their local equivalents). Those who are no longer in school must have taken their most recent degree within the last three years, or have been admitted to the bar (or the local equivalent) for no more than three years (whichever is later).

Prize: First place: $4,000; Second place: $2,000; Third place: $1,000.

Winning one of the awards will also carry with it the presentation of the paper at a symposium to be held at McGill in autumn 2014 (the expenses of the winners for attending the symposium will be covered).  Further symposium details to come.

Deadline: May 15, 2014.


The essay:

  • must relate to commercial or investment arbitration;
  • must be unpublished at the time of submission to the competition;
  • be a maximum of 15, 000 words (including footnotes);
  • can be written in English or in French;
  • must be in MS Word format.

Submissions are to be emailed to as an attached file before May 15, 2014.

For more information, kindly email Professor, Faculty of Law, McGill University.

Contact Information

Contact: Professor Andrea Bjorklund
Organization: L. Yves Fortier Chair in International Arbibration and International Commercial Law

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