ILAW Book Award

The International Law Book Award recognizes a book that excels in originality, significance and rigor in the broadly defined field of international law. The ILAW Book Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of international law. 

General Information

Recipients must meet the Following Criteria

  1. Recipients must be a current member of ISA
  2. Eligible books must be original works, may be single- or multi-authored, and must have been published in 2017 or 2018.
  3. The subject matter of the book must fall into the broadly defined category of international law.

Prize

  • The winner will be announced at the Section Business Meeting and will be awarded a cash prize of $200 and Section membership for one year.

Selection Process

  • Decisions of the Selection Committee are final.
  • Questions regarding the scope of the subject will be resolved by the sole discretion of the Selection Committee.

Apply For This Award

  • Eligible books must be original works and may be single- or multi-authored.  Edited collections, textbooks and translations are not eligible.  Eligible books must have been published within the two-year period preceding the year of the competition.  For example, books eligible for the 2019 prize must have been published in either 2017 or 2018. A book shall be considered "published" in the year stated in the book itself.
  • The subject matter of the book must fall into the broadly defined category of international law.  Questions regarding the scope of the subject will be resolved by the sole discretion of the Award Committee.
  • A book may be nominated to the Award Committee by any person. However, to be considered for the award, the nominator, author(s), or publisher must send a copy directly to each member of the Award Committee. Books must be received by September 1, of the year preceding the Convention to be considered. For example, a nomination for the 2019 book prize must be received by September 1, 2018. Books nominated will not be returned.
  • Decisions of the Award Committee are final.

Recipients

Congratulations to the 2018 recipients of the ILAW Book Award, Arlo Poletti and Dirk De Bievre for Judicial Politics and International Cooperation: From Disputes to Deal-Making at the World Trade Organization!

For a list of past recipients, please check below.

Past Recipients

Contact

George J. Andreopoulos | Chair
April 2018 - March 2019
City University of New York

Meet the Committee

Award Chairs please review dates to ensure deadlines are met.

Key Dates

The International Studies Association

Representing over 100 countries, ISA has more than 6,500 members worldwide and is the most respected and widely known scholarly association in this field. Endeavoring to create communities of scholars dedicated to international studies, ISA is divided into 7 geographic subdivisions of ISA (Regions), 29 thematic groups (Sections) and 4 Caucuses which provide opportunities to exchange ideas and research with local colleagues and within specific subject areas.
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