2023 Phanor J. Eder Prize: Call for Paper Prize Submissions

April 4, 2023

The Younger Comparativists Committee (YCC) of the American Society of Comparative Law (ASCL) is pleased to invite submissions for the Phanor J. Eder LL.B./J.D. Prize in Comparative Law, in connection with its Twelfth Annual Conference. The Annual Conference will be held in conjunction with the ASCL from October 26-28, 2023, at Florida International University, College of Law.  The Phanor J. Eder Prize is named in honor of the first president of the American Society of Comparative Law.

Subject Matter and Eligibility

The YCC will award the Phanor J. Eder Prize to the best comparative law paper submitted by an LL.B. or J.D. student; one or more honorable mentions may also be awarded.

Papers will be accepted on any subject in public or private comparative law from students currently enrolled in a J.D. or LL.B. program. Eligible authors cannot have received their J.D. or LL.B. prior to September 1, 2023.

Submissions from graduate students enrolled in master’s or doctoral programs are not eligible for this prize but these students may participate in a separate prize competition. Information on other YCC opportunities that may interest these students is available at https://ascl.org/prizes/

Submission Instructions

To submit an entry, students should send an email to the Chair of the Affiliates and Engagement Advisory Group, at ycc@ascl.org with the subject line: “Submission for Phanor J. Eder Prize”. The email should state each author’s name and law school contact information, the title of the paper, and a certification that each author satisfies the eligibility criteria set out above. The paper should be attached to this email in Microsoft Word or PDF format. Papers must be no more than 15,000 words (excluding footnotes). Submissions should reflect original research that will not yet have been published by the time of the conference, although it may have been accepted for publication. Applicants to the prize do not have to apply to the 2023 YCC conference to be considered.

The deadline for submission is August 31, 2023.

Scholars may make only one submission. Co-authored submissions will be accepted, provided that all authors satisfy the eligibility criteria and provide a certification to that effect.

Selection & Notification Process

The winning author(s) will be invited to present their paper at the YCC’s Annual Conference. The author(s) of the winning submission and any honorable mention recipients will be notified no later than October 1, 2023.

The Phanor J. Eder Prize is administered by the YCC’s Affiliates and Engagement Advisory Group. Please direct any questions to the Chair of the Affiliates and Engagement Advisory Group, using the address above (viz., ycc@ascl.org).

Affiliates and Engagement Advisory Group

Tamar Groswald Ozery (HUJI), Chair

Akshaya Kamalnath (ANU College of Law)

Sergio Gramitto (NYU) 

Daniel Pascoe (CityU)

Stefania Cirillo (Bocconi)

Lorenzo Serafinelli (Sapienza)

Phillip Renninger (Harvard)

YCC Committee

Sara Ross (Dalhousie), Co-Chair

Michael Da Silva (Southampton), Co-Chair

Alyssa King (Queen’s), Treasurer

Clare Ryan (Alabama), Secretary/Vice-Chair

Yueh-Ping (Alex) Yang (NTU)

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