October 10, 2013



Essays must critically analyse any one of the following propositions. Your essay in respect of the first or second propositions may argue by reference to the law of the European Union and/or any other major jurisdiction:

1. “A modern copyright law should include a "fair use" doctrine.”


2. "The company law and corporate governance framework available to undertakings, investors and employees must be adapted to the needs of today's society and to the changing economic environment."


3. “The proposed Common European Sales Law is a reform worth having.”

PRIZE MONEY: €4,000.00

The winner will also be invited to attend part of the Interleges Annual General Meeting 2014 to receive the award, which takes place in Dublin 22 – 25 May 2014

DEADLINE: Monday 27 January 2014

WORD LIMIT: 8,000 words, in English (not including footnotes)
This award is aimed at students of Law and other disciplines.
The winning essay will be chosen by a panel of judges nominated by the Interleges Executive Committee. The judges’ decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. For full award details, the eligibility criteria, guidelines and award specifications please visit www.interleges.com


Interleges is a well-established and closely linked alliance of independent law firms with offices in countries of the European Union, Eastern Europe, Middle East and North America. One of the first networks of its kind, Interleges was created in 1989, and now includes firms in over twenty countries as well as correspondents approved by Interleges in many other countries.

If you have any queries about Interleges or in relation to the Interleges Award 2014 please contact John North on 02075832222 or [email protected]


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