Readers of this blog who are current undergraduate or post-graduate students may be interested in this essay contest sponsored by by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the American Society of International Law Disaster Law Interest Group (ASIL DLIG), the International Disaster Law Project (IDL) of the Universities of Bologna, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Roma Tre and Uninettuno, with support from the International Institute of Humanitarian Law.

The contest invites students from anywhere in the world to submit an 5 000 to 10 000 word essay (including footnotes) that represents creative thinking and analysis about disaster law in a comparative and/or international perspective.  The closing date is 30 January 2015.  More details can be found in these attached documents:

Any of my blog subscribers want to talk about their idea for an essay, do feel free to get in touch via email to michael.eburn(at) (substituting @ for (at) in that address).

I wish anyone who chooses to enter the very best.