We are thrilled to invite law students and recent law graduates to participate in AIJA’s 2022 Best International Future Lawyer Award competition!
This year the competition is focused on the future of the legal profession as we emerge from the COVID pandemic into a changed world and a legal profession in flux. Law students who have had their legal educations altered by the pandemic and recent law graduates who have begun their careers in the time of COVID are invited to reflect on the unexpected lessons learned during these challenging times, as well as on the opportunities created by this time of change for new and future international lawyers.
The aim of the competition is to welcome new and diverse voices into a discussion about these timely issues ahead of AIJA’s 60th Annual Congress in Singapore in August 2022
Entrees for the Best International Future Lawyer Award 2022 are to be recorded and submitted to AIJA using a “video blog” format.
In a video blog, the entrant appears in the video and presents their reflections orally. Video blog submissions should last a minimum of 3 minutes and should not exceed 5 minutes in duration. English will be the language used in the video blogs. The intended audience for the video blog submission is AIJA’s members. Entrees will be judged for their substance, for their creativity, and for their ability to capture the intended audience’s attention while causing the intended audience to reflect on this year’s topic and the video blogger’s presentation.
AIJA will accept common video file formats generated by smartphones and computers including AVI, FLV, MOV, MP4 and WMV.
Video blog entrees are to be submitted to AIJA through a Google Forms link by 15 May 2022 before midnight CET.
Free AIJA membership until 2025.
Publication of the winner’s name and video blog on AIJA’s channels.
Invitation to attend free of charge AIJA’s 60th Annual Congress in Singapore with travel and accommodation costs paid by AIJA, or, in the event of a conflict or inability to travel to Singapore, attendance, travel and accommodation to one of AIJA’s next conferences.
2020 - “‘Do it right’: The initiative for diversity across the board”, Isabel Lightbody - Read here the essay
2019 - “Taking a Stand: Achieving Climate Change Action through Climate Litigation”, Xuejun Zhao - Read here the essay
2018 - “Lunar Law - Is it mere Colony Law with Cosmic Application?”, Christopher Sawyer - Read here the essay
2017 - “Will the increasing use of technology in law invigorate or diminish legal professionalism as the nature of information in the Digital Society changes?”, Lorraine Chimbga - Read here the essay
2016 - “Governing Shared Natural Resources of the International Seabed Area”, Sharefah Almuhana - Read here the essay
Please send your submission to AIJA through the Google Forms by 15 May 2022 before midnight CET.