ASIL Private International Law Prize


The Private International Law Interest Group of the American Society of International Law has launched its third annual prize competition.

Competitors may be citizens of any nation but must be 35 years old or younger on December 31, 2011. They need not be members of the American Society of International Law.

This year, the prize will consist of a $500 stipend to participate in the inaugural Interest Group conference on “What is Private International Law” to be held on October 5-6, 2012.  Essays should address the subject matter as articulated in the call for papers for the conference, which can be found here.

The prize will be awarded by the Private International Law Interest Group based upon the recommendation of a Prize Committee. Decisions of the Prize Committee on the winning essay and on any conditions relating to this prize are final.

Submissions to the Prize Committee must be received no later than 5:00 pm ET, May 15, 2012. Entries must be written in English and should not exceed 10,000 words.

Entries must be submitted by email in Word or pdf format. They should contain two different documents: a) the essay itself, without any identifying information other than the title and b) a second document containing the title of the entry and the author’s name, affiliation, and contact details.

Submissions and any queries should be addressed by email to Private International Law Interest Group Co-Chairs Rahim Moloo ( and Ralf Michaels (

All submissions will be acknowledged by e-mail.