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Alex Walker posted on April 12, 2016 12:41

At the International Law Section’s business meeting in Atlanta, the membership voted to initiate a bi-annual Distinguished Scholar Award.  We are writing to solicit nominations for the inaugural award, which will be presented at the 2017 ISA Annual Meeting in Baltimore.

The International Law Section’s Distinguished Scholar Award recognizes an individual whose lifetime achievements in scholarship, teaching, and mentoring have made a significant impact on the study of international law. The Award is accompanied by a one-year paid membership in ISA and one year of International Law Section dues.  In addition, the recipient will be recognized in a special panel at the 2017 Annual Meeting.

Eligibility and Award Criteria:

  • Any international law scholar is eligible.
  • Recipients of the award must be members of ISA and of the International Law Section at the time the award is presented at the ISA Annual Meeting. If the recipient is not a member of ISA and/or the International Law Section at the time the award is offered, the recipient may choose to apply the membership benefit of the award prior to presentation at the annual meeting. Recipients who are already members at the time the award is offered will be able to apply the Membership benefit the following year.

How to nominate:

  • Any member of the International Law Section may nominate a candidate for the award.
  • Nominations should include a statement outlining the nominee’s career achievements in research and scholarship, teaching, and/or mentoring.
  • Nominations should also include the nominee’s most recent CV.
  • Please send nominations via email to Wayne Sandholtz ( no later than 15 May 2016.

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