Short Blog Post Competition on International Trade And Investment Law – Win a £50 Amazon Voucher!

The KSLR Commercial and Financial Law Blog, part of the King’s College Student Law Review, is launching a Short Blog Post Competition (500-1000 words) on trade and investment law and policy.

Subject matter of the competition

We are interested in hearing your views on recent developments in the fields of international trade and investment law and policy.

Examples of topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Is a Multilateral Investment Court the way forward for investment disputes settlement?
  • The UK as a “solo” international trader after Brexit;
  • US and international trade in the Trump era;
  • TPP and ASEAN. Asian. The role of Asia Trade on the international scene;
  • Trade standards: The European Union as a global leader?

Who can make a submission?

The call is open to practitioners, academics and students (both undergraduate and postgraduate) from a range of disciplines, including political science, law and economics.

Submission guidelines

Please note that the rules of this blog post competition differ from our usual submission guidelines in terms of length of the posts: we are accepting blog posts from 500 to 1000 words.

Be concise and show how skilled you are in conveying your thoughts within the word limit!

Aside from this, the normal Submission Guidelines, available on our blog, apply.

Award criteria

The winning blog post will be selected by the Editorial Team on the basis of the following criteria:

  1. Originality of the contribution;
  2. Level of analysis of the topic;
  3. Evidence of knowledge of the topic;
  4. Writing skills.

Submission process

All submissions must be sent to by April 15, 2018.

The author of the winning blog post may be required to implement some changes in the blog post before publication at the editors’ discretion.

The winner will be announced by May 15, 2018.


The best submission will be acknowledged on the KSLR Commercial and Financial Law Blog and will be awarded a £50 Amazon voucher.

At the discretion of the Team, the winner may also be offered the new position of reporter for the Blog. The reporter will be included in the Team and will write periodically (monthly or every two months, to be determined with the winner) some 100-200-word reports on a topic of his/her interest.


This competition is kindly supported by the Dickson Poon School of Law.

For more information about the competition, submission and publication process, please contact one of the Team members.

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

The Editorial Team

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