August 2, 2016

IILJ Scholar Nathan Yaffe wins 2016 Nappert Prize in International Arbitration

IILJ Scholar Nathan Yaffe won the First Prize of the 2016 Nappert Prize in International Arbitration with his paper on “Transnational Arbitral Res Judicata.” Congratulations!

The Nappert Competition is an essay contest organized by McGill University Faculty of Law open to students, junior scholars, and junior practitioners from around the world. This year McGill received more than 70 submissions from scholars and junior practitioners affiliated with more than 60 institutions. After an initial review, anonymized versions of more than half of the submitted papers — written by students from some two dozen countries including but not limited to the Algeria, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Italy, Peru, the Philippines, Vietnam, the United Kingdom, and the United States — were evaluated by a panel of seven jurors. Nathan was awarded First Prize and $4000 Canadian Dollars.

Nathan will present his paper at a symposium hosted by McGill University on October 19, 2016 where he will have the opportunity to compete for a $1000 award to be given to the best oralist.