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Phanor Eder Prize 2019 : Phanor J. Eder LL.B./J.D. PRIZE in Comparative Law from the Younger Comparativists Committee of the American Society of Comparative Law


When May 10, 2019 - May 11, 2019
Where McGill Faculty of Law
Submission Deadline Mar 3, 2019

Call For Papers

The Younger Comparativists Committee of the American Society of Comparative Law (YCC) is pleased to invite submissions for the Phanor J. Eder LL.B./J.D. Prize in Comparative Law, in connection with its Eighth Annual Conference, to be held on May 10-11, 2019 at the McGill University Faculty of Law in Montreal, Canada. The Phanor J. Eder Prize is named in honor of the first president of the American Society of Comparative Law.

Subject Matter and Eligibility:
The YCC will award the Phanor J. Eder Prize to the best comparative law paper submitted by an LL.B. or J.D. student; one or more honorable mentions will also be awarded. Papers will be accepted on any subject in public or private comparative law from students currently enrolled in a J.D. or LL.B. program, who will not yet have received their degree as of April 1, 2019. Submissions from graduate students enrolled in master’s or doctoral programs are not eligible for this prize but may participate in a separate competition. Information is available at:

Submission Instructions:
To submit an entry, students should send an email to Dr. Sara Ross, Chair of the Affiliates Advisory Group, at with the subject line: “Submission for Phanor J. Eder Prize”. The email should state each author’s name and law school contact information, the title of the paper, and a certification that each author is an LL.B. or J.D. student satisfying the criteria set out above. The paper should be attached to this email in Microsoft Word or PDF format. Papers must be no more than 15,000 words (excluding footnotes). Submissions should reflect original research that will not yet have been published by the time of the conference, although it may have been accepted for publication. Applicants to the prize do not have to apply to the 2019 YCC conference to be considered.

The deadline for submission is March 3, 2019.

Scholars may make only one submission. Co-authored submissions will be accepted, provided that all authors satisfy the eligibility criteria and provide a certification to that effect.

Selection & Notification Process:
The winning author(s) will be invited to present their paper at the YCC’s Annual Conference. There is no registration fee, but winners will be responsible for securing their own funding for travel, lodging and other incidental expenses. The author(s) of the winning submission and any honorable mention recipients will be notified as soon as possible, and no later than March 31, 2018.

The Phanor J. Eder Prize is administered by the YCC’s Affiliates Advisory Group, Please direct any questions to Dr. Sara Ross, Chair of the Affiliates Advisory Group, by email at .

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