The Society of International Economic Law and Hart Publishing have established the SIEL/Hart Prize. It is awarded every two years to an outstanding unpublished manuscript by an early career scholar in the field of International Economic Law. The winner of the prize will receive a contract for publication within the Hart series Studies in International Trade and Investment Law and a £250 Hart book voucher. The manuscript can be a doctoral thesis or an original, book-length piece of scholarship. The manuscript can focus on any field of, or perspective on, International Economic Law.


Individuals may submit a manuscript for consideration if they have completed either (1) a doctoral degree; or (2) a law degree that satisfies the academic requirements for the relevant national bar, no earlier than ten years before the submission deadline (15th January 2018). Co-authorship is permitted provided all authors meet the stated conditions.


Submissions must include: 1.The doctoral thesis or full manuscript, 2. An abstract of up to 1,000 words, including a description of the monograph's contribution vis-a-vis existing literature, 3. An author CV (not longer than five pages). If the manuscript is a doctoral thesis, all examiners’ reports and a detailed revision plan. Please note, manuscripts/theses submitted for consideration must not be under review for publication elsewhere at the time of application. All submission should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2018. The winner of the Prize will be announced on May 15, 2018 on the SIEL and Hart Publishing websites.

For more information on the SIEL/HART Prize 2018 please visit the official website

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