The award-winning video presented by Jarosław demonstrates that the effective implementation of ESG postulates requires taking all the pillars of this concept into account. The film emphasises that since ESG comprises three letters, it is insufficient to focus on just one or two. Consequently, if we want to implement ESG effectively, we must remember that the concept goes beyond the environmental aspect, as the closely linked social and governance perspectives are its other two pillars.
Such an approach requires a change of mindset and the way lawyers work. Where to find inspiration? In the transfer of knowledge, which we need to foster first and foremost between lawyers from various jurisdictions, both through participation in international scientific life and involvement in organisations such as AIJA.
We are thrilled to invite law students and recent law graduates to participate in AIJA’s 2023 Best International Future Lawyer Award competition!
This year the BIFLA competition offers a choice of three (3) topics to reflect on. BIFLA contestants may choose one (1) of the following as their video-blog topic:
Law students and recent law graduates are invited to reflect on one (1) of the topics listed above.
The aim of the competition is to welcome new and diverse voices into a discussion about these timely issues related to the legal profession.
Entries for the Best International Future Lawyer Award 2023 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 and prospective members. Entries 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 entries are to be submitted to AIJA through a Google Forms link by 7 May 2023 before midnight CEST.
Free AIJA membership until 2026.
Publication of the winner’s name and video blog on AIJA’s channels.
A 1000 € voucher that can be used to cover fully or partially Winner’s attendance (including registration fee, accommodation and travel costs) to any AIJA event taking place within 1 calendar year from the announcement of the Winner.
2022 - “Digital lawyers and the COVID-19 pandemic”, Larisa Munteanu - Watch here the video blog
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