Student Writing Competition

The Americas in Times of COVID-19

Organized by:Institutional logos of Georgetown Journal of International Law and Center for the Advancement of the Rule of Law in the Americas

COVID-19 has disrupted billions of lives and is threatening to undo decades of development progress in the Americas. According to the World Bank, about 25 million jobs could disappear in the region and up to 50 million people could fall back into poverty as a result of the pandemic and economic shutdowns. We welcome submissions analyzing a specific challenge that is emerging from this crisis and suggesting possible responses and solutions.

The competition accepts 6000 to 7500-word Notes (excluding footnotes) on any topic of international, comparative, or transnational law in the Americas. A non-exhaustive list of welcomed topics includes inter-American trade and investment, the Drug War, security cooperation, international environmental law, global health law, international migration, peace processes, and the inter-American human rights system. Citations must be in footnotes according to the Bluebook citation system.

  • First place will receive guaranteed publication in the fall 2021 issue of the Georgetown Journal of International Law (GJIL)
  • Second and third place will receive mention in the fall 2021 issue of GJIL


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