CICL ESSAY COMPETITION IN INTERNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE LAW
The Center for International and Comparative Law offers two student essay awards each academic year for papers on topics in international and comparative law.
University of Baltimore students are invited to submit their papers for the Annual CICL Essay Competition in International and Comparative Law. This competition is open to all students in the University of Baltimore School of Law, Merrick School of Business and Yale Gordon College of Liberal Arts.
Papers must be on topics in international or comparative law and may be of any length. Submissions may include papers already submitted or to be submitted for credit in academic courses.
Papers should be submitted to Ms. Laurie Schnitzer in room AL1008. The deadline for submissions is the last day of classes each spring semester.
Nicholas Richard, The Company You Keep: The Implications of China’s Membership and Activity in the U.N., first place
Taylor Miller, Torture and Torment: How Maryland’s Current Laws and Practices Perpetuate Custodial Sexual Abuse of Incarcerated Women, second place
Yemsi Giwa-Otusajo, “The Responsibility to Protect: An Analysis of How the International Community Responded to the Sudan Crisis and the Future of International Responses to Human Rights Violations, honorable mention
Previous winners2015Natalie Krajinovic, Disposal Practices and Epidemics: Why International Regulation of Medical Pollutants is Necessary for the Protection of the Environment2014
James Lilly, The South Ossetia Legal War: Georgia’s Case Against Russia Before the European Court of Human Rights2013Maria Surdokas, International Law for American Courts: Why the “American Laws for American Courts” Movement is a Violation of the United States Constitution and Universal Human Rights2012Amanda Webster, How Wisconsin's Collective Bargaining Restrictions Place the US in Violation of International Labor Laws2011Nathan Volke, Leaving Neverland: Can America Construct a Comprehensive Preventive Detention Policy That Balances Liberty and Security in a World of Terror?2010Arezoo Jamshidi, ICSID’s Jurisdictional Jurisprudence: Legitimacy in the Balance2009Ian Foss, The European Union’s Common Foreign and Security Policy Expressed Through International Organizations2008Ryan Webster, Protecting the World with Supply-chain Contracts: The Use of Contracts to Require Compliance with Labor Conditions and Environmental Standards2007Gillian Flynn, Achieving International Protection of Cultural Property: Proposals for Harmonizing Common Law and Civil Law Approaches2006David Schaffer, A Comparative Analysis of the Aspirations and Flaws of the French and German Headscarf Cases2005Gregory M. Garrett, Protection of the Global Commons Requires A New International Convention2004Michael Morris, Truth in Chemical Weapons Disposal2003Donna Davis, Preemptive Intervention2002Amy Mezewski, European Union Controls in United States Mergers2001Shannon McCormack, Comparative International Taxation2000Kai-Niklas A. Schneider, Export Controls on Encryption Technologies1999Michele Kendus, Welfare and Immigration Reform in the Wake of California Proposition 1871998Susan John, Vertical Restraints in the European Union1997Peter Jackman, Adoption of a First-to-File Patent System for the United States1996Sandra M. Aistars-Annus, Russian Foreign Policy and International Law in the New World Order