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Student Essay Awards

The Center for International and Comparative Law offers two student essay awards each academic year for papers on topics 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.

Recent First Prize Winners:

2013
Maria 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 Rights”
 
2012
Amanda Webster "The Collective Bargaining Chips are Down: How Wisconsin's Collective Bargaining Restrictions Place the US in Violation of International Labor Laws"
 
2011
Nathan Volke "Leaving Neverland: Can America Construct a Comprehensive Preventive Detention Policy That Balances Liberty and Security in a World of Terror?"
 
2010
Arezoo Jamshidi “ICSID’s Jurisdictional Jurisprudence: Legitimacy in the Balance”
 
2009
Ian Foss "The European Union’s Common Foreign and Security Policy Expressed Through International Organizations"
 
2008
Ryan Webster "Protecting the World with Supply-chain Contracts: The Use of Contracts to Require Compliance with Labor Conditions and Environmental Standards"
 
2007
Gillian Flynn “Achieving International Protection of Cultural Property: Proposals for Harmonizing Common Law and Civil Law Approaches”
 
2006
David Schaffer “A Comparative Analysis of the Aspirations and Flaws of the French and German Headscarf Cases”
 
2005
Gregory M. Garrett “Protection of the Global Commons Requires A New International Convention”
 
2004
Michael Morris “Truth in Chemical Weapons Disposal”
 
2003
Donna Davis “Preemptive Intervention”
 
2002
Amy Mezewski “European Union Controls in United States Mergers”
 
2001
Shannon McCormack “Comparative International Taxation”
 
2000
Kai-Niklas A. Schneider “Export Controls on Encryption Technologies”
 
  • Awards Presented in Prior Years

    1999 Michele Kendus, "Welfaire and Immigration Reform in the Wake of California Proposition 187"

    1998 Susan John, "Vertical Restraints in the European Union"

    1997 Peter Jackman, "Adoption of a First-to-File Patent System for the United States"

    1996 Sandra M. Aistars-Annus, "Russian Foreign Policy and International Law in the New World Or