ACICA Essay Competition 2020

ACICA is pleased to launch its inaugural essay competition in 2020. Entries to the competition are invited and encouraged from students based in Australia who are studying a Bachelor, Juris Doctor or Masters level law degree in 2020, and to lawyers based in Australia in their first five years of practice. There is no requirement to be an ACICA member.

The topic of the 2020 Competition is International Arbitration & Climate Change

Essays are invited to address the topic without limitation. Some suggestions for potential areas of focus include:

  • The interaction between climate litigation in national courts and international arbitration
  • The role and sustainability of international commercial arbitration for the new green economy
  • Investor-state arbitration and climate change
  • Climate disasters and international arbitration
  • The potential for arbitration/ADR to be used to resolve inter-state disputes related to climate change