12 November 2013

COMPETITION: Early Career Poster Competition - European & Comparative Private Law



Edinburgh Law School is organising a poster competition on the theme of European and Comparative Private Law in 2013/14. This is open to all EU-based early career researchers, i.e. scholars preparing for a PhD or having been awarded theirdoctorate less than five years ago. 

‘European and comparative private law’ is defined to include all private-law subjects with an element of comparison between jurisdictions (not necessarily from within the EU) or an examination of the private law of the Union. All approaches are equally welcome. The winners (up to three) will be invited to present and discuss their research with judges and members of the Edinburgh Law School at an event organised in the historical Playfair library on 28 March. Costs will be covered by the University. 

For early career researchers, this is a rare opportunity to showcase their research, get to know more established scholars in their field and network with other ‘rising stars’ in the discipline. 

Posters are an increasingly common way to present one’s research, and for those with no previous experience this is a great opportunity to cut their teeth on this exercise. Examples of prior winning entries, as well as links to online tutorials on how to design a poster, are available on the competition website. All entries will be professionally printed by the University and a digital version will remain available online, so the benefits of participating extend beyond the event itself.  

The submissions will be judged by a panel comprising Dr Eric Descheemaeker, University of Edinburgh; Dr Matthew Dyson, University of Cambridge; Dr Albert Ruda, University of Girona; and Professor Stefan Vogenauer, University of Oxford. The criteria are, primarily, the academic excellence of the project and, secondarily, visual communication.

A pdf file of the poster advertising the event is attached and a hard copy has been sent to every University in the EU; if you would like further copies, or indeed have any questions about the event, do please get in touch with the organiser, Dr Eric Descheemaeker, on eric.descheemaeker@ed.ac.uk

More information can be found at www.law.ed.ac.uk/ecrcompetition. The deadline for receipt of entries is 28 February 2014.

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