The Government of Canada has established, as a tangible expression of its interest in Comparative Law, a Grand Prize to be awarded by the International Academy of Comparative Law. The Association québécoise de droit comparé, the Faculty of Law of McGill University and the Wainwright Foundation are other financial contributors.
The prize, called Canada Prize, is intended to recognize an original legal work, written in English or French, in which the common law and the civil law systems are the subject of a critical comparative study in a field of private or public law, although other legal systems may also figure in the study. The work should be of high scientific quality, suitable for publication in monograph form.
The prize, in the amount of ten thousand Canadian dollars, is awarded every four years at the International Congress of Comparative Law held under the Aegis of the Academy. The next Canada Prize will be awarded during the 19th International Congress of Comparative Law, which will take place in Vienna (Austria) in 2014.
Application – including 4 copies of the work (which may be published or unpublished), a curriculum vitae and a letter of motivation – should be sent before December 31, 2013 to the Secretariat of the Academy, 28 rue Saint-Guillaume, 75007 Paris (France).
The competition is open to those who hold a law degree recognized by the relevant authorities in the country of which the candidate is a citizen or habitual resident.
Further information may be obtained on the site www.iuscomparatum.org > Canada Prize or by emailing secretariat [at] iuscomparatum [dot] org.