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Transatlantic Technology Law Forum

Jean Monnet Student Research Paper Prize for EU Law

The Stanford-Vienna Transatlantic Technology Law Forum (TTLF) and its affiliated Jean Monnet Chair of European Union Law are pleased to announce the 2015 Jean Monnet Student Research Paper Prize for European Union Law. In an effort to further expand Stanford’s EU law research activities, this student writing competition recognizes excellence in student scholarship in EU law at Stanford.

The Jean Monnet Research Prize includes a cash prize of $1,500 for the best student research paper. The top paper will be published in the TTLF’s European Union Law Working Paper Series. Other excellent papers may also be given an opportunity to be published in this working paper series.

The competition is open to all undergraduate and graduate students, who are enrolled at Stanford University in the 2014-2015 academic year and write an EU law-related research paper during this academic year. The EU law topic of the research paper may be freely chosen. Interdisciplinary papers with a substantial legal focus are welcome. Papers written for any purpose are eligible.

Submitted papers must be in Word format (double spaced) and in English. Paper submissions should include a one-page abstract of the paper, a brief resume of the student (indicating the current program affiliation at Stanford), and a statement that the paper was written during the academic year 2014-2015. Students should also provide evidence that they have been enrolled at Stanford in the academic year 2014-2015.

The deadline for submissions is June 5, 2015. Please address all queries and submissions by e-mail to Professor Dr. Siegfried Fina, Jean Monnet Professor of European Union Law (,, and Dr. Roland Vogl (

Prize winners


Susie Choi
An Evaluation of the EU Takeover Directive (Thirteenth Directive) Through the Lens of the Harmonization Process


Lori Weekes
Towards a More European European Union: The Constitutive Relationship between EU Law and the Cultures of Member States and its Implications for EU Governance and Legitimacy


Robert D. Swanson
Implementing the EU Unified Patent Court: Lessons from the Federal Circuit


Ragnheiður Ólafsdóttir
The European Union's Regulatory Response to the Financial Crisis


Michael J. Austin
Style or Substance? An Analysis of the Major Reforms to CFSP by the Treaty of Lisbon