Prizes

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Established in 2003 to honor living senior comparativists whose writings have changed the shape or direction of American comparative or private international law. It is a non-monetary recognition of lifetime extraordinary scholarly contributions to comparative law in the United States. For more information, please contact Prof. Vivian Curran at vcurran@pitt.edu.

HESSEL YNTEMA PRIZE

Established in 1991 to honor the first editor in chief of the American Journal of Comparative Law, the Hessel Yntema prize of $1,500 recognizes the “most outstanding” article by a younger scholar under 40 years of age published in a recent volume of the Journal. For more information, please contact Prof. Vivian Curran at vcurran@pitt.edu.

SENIOR SCHOLAR PRIZE

Established in 2001 to honor a recently deceased ASCL member, the Prizes Committee selects an individual to remember for his or her scholarly legacy and service to the ASCL. The prize of $1,500 recognizes and is awarded for the best scholarly article published in a recent volume of the Journal. The Committee seeks a congruence between the subject matter of the article selected for the prize and the scholarly work of the deceased person in whose honor the prize is named. For more information, please contact Prof. Vivian Curran at vcurran@pitt.edu.

YCC PHANOR J. EDER PRIZE IN COMPARATIVE LAW 

The Phanor J. Eder Prize is named after the first president of the American Society of Comparative Law. Submissions are open to all LL.B. or J.D. student writing on public or private comparative law, and the selected author will receive a stipend toward presenting their work at a YCC forum. For more information, please contact Prof. Virginia Harper Ho at vharperho@ku.edu.

YCC RICHARD M. BUXBAUM PRIZE TEACHING IN COMPARATIVE LAW

The Prize is awarded by the Younger Comparative Committee (YCC) of the American Society of Comparative Law to honor teaching excellence in the subject of comparative public or private law by an untenured scholar in a tenure-track position. The Prize was created in 2014 to honor UC Berkeley Jackson H. Ralston Professor (Emeritus) of International Law Richard M. Buxbaum upon his selection as the 2014 recipient of the ASCL Lifetime Achievement Award. Nominations should include the nominee’s name, institutional affiliation, contact information, field of scholarly interest in comparative law, and a statement attesting to the nominee’s teaching excellence, as well as optional teaching evaluations and course syllabi. For further information, please contact YCC board member, Professor David Landau at dlandau@law.fus.edu.

THE GRAND PRIZE OF THE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF COMPARATIVE LAW – PRIX CANADA

The Government of Canada has decided to establish, as a tangible expression of its interest in Comparative Law, a Grand Prize to be awarded by the International Academy of Comparative Law. The Association québécoise de droit comparé, the Faculty of Law of McGill University and the Wainwright Foundation are other financial contributors.

The prize, called Canada Prize, is intended to recognize an original legal work, written in English or French, in which the common law and the civil law systems are the subject of a critical comparative study in a field of private or public law, although other legal systems may also figure in the study. The work should be of a high scientific quality, suitable for publication in monograph form.

The prize, in the amount of ten thousand Canadian dollars ($10,000 can.), will be awarded every four years at the International Congress of Comparative Law held under the Aegis of the Academy (Athens, Greece 1994; Bristol, United Kingdom 1998; Brisbane, Australia 2002; Utrecht, Netherlands 2006; Washington D.C., USA 2010). The next Canada Price will be awarded during the 19th International Congress of Comparative Law, which will take place in Vienna (Austria) in 2014.

Application (including 4 copies of the work (which may be published or unpublished), a curriculum vitae and a letter of motivation) should be sent before December 31, 2013 to the Secretariat of the Academy, 28 rue Saint-Guillaume, 75007 Paris (France).

Further information may be obtained on the site www.iuscomparatum.org or at: secretariat@iuscomparatum.org.

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