I am writing to ask for your help in spreading information concerning the Baxter Family Competition on Federalism, launched by McGill University’s Faculty of Law and the Peter MacKell Chair in Federalism, made possible through the generous support of Rachel and Colin Baxter, both McGill alumni.
The overarching goal of this new bi-annual competition is to advance research and foster informed debate on federalism by law students, as well as law PhD candidates, junior legal scholars and junior lawyers with five years of experience or less, from around the world.
Prizes will be awarded by an International Jury, notably composed of two former Justices of the Supreme Court of Canada: the Hon. Ian Binnie and the Hon. Marie Deschamps.
First-, second- and third-place winners will receive prizes of $5,000, $3,000 and $1,000 respectively.The three finalist will also be given an opportunity to present their papers at a Symposium organized by the McGill Faculty of Law, in Montreal in the spring of 2017.
Participants are invited to submit an original essay related to an aspect of federal theory or practice.
As this first edition of the Baxter Family Competition on Federalism coincides with the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation of 1867, submissions that examine the past, present and future of Canadian federalism from comparative angles are particularly encouraged. But topics are by no means limited to Canadian federalism.
The Deadline for submissions is Sept 30th, 2016.
For more information, please visit the following link: http://www.mcgill.ca/channels/news/baxter-family-competition-federalism-259882
I thank you in advance for your help in disseminating this invitation to your students, colleagues and numerous networks !
With warms wishes,
Board Member, Forum of Federations