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The 2018 CALREI - IAMGOLD Essay Award

Disclaimer: We have received a number of inquiries on whether students from other faculties may submit their papers. We have amended the admission requirements for the award to permit any student studying at a Canadian university to submit his or her paper as long as it meets the other eligibility requirements.

The Canadian Association of Lawyers with Russian Eurasian Interests (“CALREI”) and IAMGOLD Corporation (“IAMGOLD”) are pleased to announce the first CALREI – IAMGOLD Essay Award competition for an outstanding student paper on Russian, Eurasian and/or Eastern European matters that involve Canada. The total prize amount of $5,000 is being funded by IAMGOLD.

·        The first prize winner will receive $3,500. The paper that will receive the first prize will be submitted for exclusive first option publication to Canadian International Lawyer Journal. A short abstract of the winning paper will also be submitted for publication to Canadian Bar Association National Magazine.

·        The second prize winner will receive $1,000.

·        The third prize winner will receive $500.

The winners of the prize will also be invited to join the judging panel for the competition in the following year.

Eligibility

All Canadian university students that are or were enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or professional program (including JD, BCL, LLB, LLM, DCL, PHD, MBA, MA, MSc and joint degrees) between February 5, 2018 and January 15, 2019 are eligible for the award. Essays may be written from the perspective of any one or more industries, areas of practice and disciplines. Papers must involve any matters related (i) to law, economy, business amongst other and (ii) Russian, Eurasian and/or Eastern European markets with the connection to Canada, and should preferably be practice oriented rather than purely theoretical.

Submission Information

All essay submissions must be typed and be between 5,000 and 7,500 words (not including citations and footnotes). Please use the most recent edition of the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation (McGill Guide). We also ask that you submit a short abstract of no more than 200 words with your paper. If you are submitting a paper in French, please provide an English abstract. Co-authored papers will be accepted. However, if a co-authored paper does win the competition, the prize will be split among all authors. Only one paper may be submitted by each student.

The paper should be submitted as follows:

·        With no identifying information about the author(s) (blind);

·        Include a separate title page, including the author’s name, manuscript’s title, the name of the program and school enrolled in (including the course name and professor, if applicable), phone number and email address; and

·        A curriculum vitae or respective electronic link for each author.

Due Date

Essays for the 2018 CALREI - IAMGOLD Essay Award must be submitted in both print and electronic form (.docx or .doc format but not .pdf) by January 15, 2019.

Consent

Note that in submitting a paper to this competition, the author consents to publication in the Canadian International Lawyer Journal and Canadian Bar Association National Magazine in print and/or electronic form and that the paper has not been previously submitted for publication and will not be submitted for publication elsewhere until receipt of notification of the results of the competition and if submitted for publication by Canadian International Lawyer Journal and Canadian Bar Association National Magazine, as indicated above.

Prize Board

A national prize board will review the submissions and choose the award winners.

How to Submit

Please mail a hard copy of your paper to:
Yaroslavna Nosikova, President of CALREI
The 2018 CALREI - IAMGOLD Essay Award
The Canadian Association of Lawyers with Russian Eurasian Interests

Suite 5300, TD Bank Tower
Box 48, 66 Wellington Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5K 1E6

Also, please email an electronic copy of your paper to ynosikova@mccarthy.ca

Further Information

For further information please contact:
Yaroslavna Nosikova, President of CALREI
The 2018 CALREI - IAMGOLD Essay Award
The Canadian Association of Lawyers with Russian Eurasian Interests

Suite 5300, TD Bank Tower
Box 48, 66 Wellington Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5K 1E6
by phone: (416) 601-8308
or ynosikova@mccarthy.ca