ABILA Outstanding Achievement Award
Description: The award shall consist of a plaque or standing crystal award engraved with the recipient’s name and the name of the award. The award shall be announced and presented to the recipient at International Law Weekend each year. The recipient must be physically present to receive the award, unless extenuating circumstances are present, or International Law Weekend is being held virtually, in which case virtual presence suffices. The winner’s name shall be included in the list of Outstanding Achievement Award winners on the ABILA website.
Eligibility requirements: Recipients of this annual award need not be current members of the ABILA. The American Branch of the International Law Association’s Outstanding Achievement Award recognizes outstanding contributions in the field of international law. Such contributions might include, but are not limited to, service to an international organization, a State, or an international court or tribunal; or to teaching, research, and scholarship in the field of international law. While candidates are reviewed comprehensively, factors considered may include consideration of an individual’s specific extraordinary service initiatives and/or sustained superior contributions to the field of international law over a number of years, as well as visionary and innovative leadership.
Procedure for nomination: Nominations should be sent to the Chair of the Outstanding Achievement Award Nomination Committee by August 1, 2021.
Nominations must include: Full name, title, address, and e-mail of the nominee, and a 500-1000 word description of the nominee’s outstanding service to the field of international law that highlights any connection to the International Law Association or its activities. The description should also include details about the individual’s specific extraordinary service initiatives and/or about their sustained superior contributions over a number of years as well as visionary and innovative leadership. The CV of the nominee or comparable bibliographical information should be included.
Committee Composition: The Outstanding Achievement Award Committee shall be chaired by a member of the ABILA Board of Directors in good standing, selected by the ABILA President. The President will also appoint no fewer than two additional members to the Committee, who must also be ABILA members in good standing.
Send Nominations to Professor Jennifer Trahan, Chair: [email protected].