The Ved Nanda Center for International and Comparative Law

Past Sutton Essay Writing Competition Winners

1967 – Lowell J. Noteboom

1968 – Douglas A. Gross

1968 – Jack A. MacDonald

1969 – James R. Baarda

1970 – Georgina Landman

1971 – Gladys Oppenheimer

1983 – Ellen Eggleston

1984 – Marc Salzberg

1985 – Todd Howland – Can International Law Prevent Another Bhopal Tragedy

1986 – Nancy Louise Weingardt – Portugal’s Accession and Integration into the European Economic Community

1987 – Fara Schenider

1988 – Bryce Blegen – International Cooperation in Protection of Atmospheric Ozone: The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Later

1989 – David Bost – The 1987 Soviet Join Venture Law: New Possibilities for Cooperation and Grow in East-West Relations

1990 – Kevin Ryan – Knowledge and Justification: Humanitarian Intervention in Theory and Practice

1991 – Dennis J. McElwee – _International Merchant Law; Toward Clarification of the Lex Mercatoria _

1992 – Bradley Swenson – Intellectual Property Protection Through the Berne Convention: A Matter of Economic Survival for the Post-Soviet New Commonwealth of Independent States

1993 – Gregory J. Ewald – The Kurds Right to Secede Under International Law: Self Determination Prevails Over Political Manipulation

1994 – Sandra L. Jamison – International Criminal Court: War Crimes in Bosnia Outrage the International Community, Now is the Time to Commit: An Analysis of Problems, Perspective, and a New Proposal for a Permanent International Criminal Court

1995 – Michael P. Roch – Military Intervention in Bosnia-Hercegovina: Will World Politics Prevail Over the Rule of International Law?

1996 – David N. Whiting – _The Spratley Islands Dispute and the Law of the Sea _

1997 – Margaret Curry – Jurisdiction Under Filartiga and the Alien Tort Statute: Good Law or Wishful Thinking?

1998 – Christyne Vachon – Hong Kong’s 1997 Transition: U.N. Enforcement Mechanisms to Guarantee Hong Kong’s Human Rights Will Endure After the Transition

1999 – Christine Juliet Sohar – The European Union’s Legal Integration: A Case Study Leading up to the Denver Summit of Eight

2000 – Tanya Pooth – The Computer Piracy Superhighway

2001 – Victor Ullom – Voluntary Repatriation of Refugees and Customary International Law

2002 – Srecko “Lucky” Vidmar – Compulsory Inter-State Arbitration of Territorial Disputes

2003 – Scott Grosscup – The Trial of Slobodan Milosevic: The Demise of Head of State Immunity and the Specter of Victor’s Justice

2004 – Mark L. Rockefeller – The ‘Imminent Threat’ Requirements for the Use of Preemptive Military Force: Is it TIME for a Non-Temporal Standard

2005 – Lars Meyer – Soft Law for Solid Contracts: A Comparative Analysis of International Commercial Contracts and Principles of European Contract Law’s Value for the Process of Contract Law Harmonization

2006 – Shelly Rosnik – The African Elephant in 2006

2008 – Sean Cumberlege – Multilateral Environmental Agreements: From Montreal to Kyoto-A Theoretical Approach to an Improved Climate Change Regime

2009 – Tessa Mendez – Thin Ice, Shifting Geopolitics: The Legal Implications of Artic Ice Melt

2010 – Megan Wells Sheffer – Bilateral Investment Treaties: A Friend or Foe to Human Rights

2011 – Webster Cash – Sosa’s Silence: Kiobel and the Fallacy of the Supreme Court’s Limitation on Alien Tort Liability

2011 – Jon Bellish – In Principle But Not in Practice: the Expansion of Essential State Interests in the Doctrine of Necessity Under Customary International Law

2012 – Cassandra Kirsch – Science Fiction No More: Cyber Warfare and the United States

2013 – Jean Yves Meyer – The Basin of the Danaides: How 3D Printing Will Push the Limits of International Gun Control and Digital Freedom of Speech in the Twenty-First Century

2014 – Erin Schenk – Betting on Bowlers: This isn’t just Cricket

2015 – Bradley Kloewer – The Spaghetti Bowl of Preferential Trade Agreements and the Declining Relevance of the WTO

2016 - Quiwana (Nicole) Chaney -  The Need to Reform Humanitarian Interventions Authorized By Security Council Resolutions and The Responsibility to Protect Doctrine 

2017 – Jeremy Goldstein – Bringing BITs Back from the Brink of Bad: A compilation of methodology for reserving policy space in investment agreements to meet international human rights obligations pursuant to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights Article 9

2018 - Taylor Hannegan - Effective Engagement of Multinational Corporations to Address Existing Inadequacies in the Enforcement of Norms against Human Trafficking and Forced Labor

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