Hannes Jöbstl, an LLM student of the University College London (UCL) Faculty of Laws, has won the prestigious Georg Shwarzenberger Prize for 2018. This award is given to law students annually for their outstanding study in the area of Public International Law.
The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) at the University of London institutionalized the Georg Schwarzenberger Prize in honor of its former Emeritus Professor of International Law. Founded in 1947, the IALS has been a part of the University of London's School of Advanced Study and fosters high level research and scholarship in law.
The prize is endowed by late Professor Georg Schwarzenberger's friends and former students. This prize is jointly awarded ie two students are given the award each year and the cash prize that goes with it is evenly split between the winners. However, there are cases when only a sole winner of the Prize is chosen. This last happened in 2016 when King's College London's LLM in Transnational Law student Armi Beatriz Bayot was declared the single winner.
To be a candidate to the Georg Schwarzenberger Prize, the College has to nominate an eligible student. The student must be taking an undergraduate or postgraduate program at the Faculty of Laws of a University of London law school. Nomination is based on academic merit. The selection of the winner is done by a panel convened by the Director of IALS.
Such accolades are within the reach of LLM students at UCL as long as they perform well in their academic study. Aspiring UCL LLM students will have only until 1 June 2018 to submit their applications for the Fall 2018 intake for any of the following LLM programs:
- Master of Laws (LLM)
- LLM in Comparative Law
- LLM in Competition Law
- LLM in Corporate Law
- LLM in Criminal Justice, Family & Social Welfare
These programs may be completed within 1 year full-time or 2 to 5 years, part-time. UCL is quite strict with its deadlines and applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible.