Deadline: 15 October 2017  

Are you interested in researching the legal and governance challenges posed by climate change? Do you have ideas for how legal and institutional instruments can contribute to addressing the challenges posed by climate change? Then enter the 2017 Climate Law and Governance Essay Competition!

This annual essay competition is held by the Center for International Sustainable Development Law, the McGill Journal of Sustainable Development Law, the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge, the Faculty of Law University of Nairobi, the CR2 at the University of Chile, the Ateneo School of Governance in Manila and others, and is supported by the partners of Climate Law and Governance Day (CLGD) 2017.

Eligibility and requirements:

  • The legal essay competition is open to students of law and related fields at the undergraduate and graduate level, from all regions of the world. Students from least developed countries are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Essays should be 6,000 to 10,000 words in length (excluding footnotes) and should use a consistent legal citation style. We encourage the use of the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation, but the choice of legal citation style will not influence essay judging. An abstract and a table of contents are recommended. Submissions can be made in English or French.

How to participate:

Please send entries, along with a 200 word biography, to the ‘Climate Essay International Jury’ at <> by 5pm EST, 15 of October 2017. Global Climate Law and Governance Legal Essay Competition 2017

Follow this link to get more information.