Winning essay gets 10,000 Euros; 2 2nd place awards worth 3,000 Euros each

Instituto de Empresa (IE) Law School in Madrid, Spain is holding its second Jose Maria Cervello Gutierrez de la Roza Abogados Prize competition. The winning essayist will win 10,000 Euros, and two second-place winners will receive 3,000 Euros each. The theme of this year's competition is “The challenge of independence in the governance of corporations. Is it possible to have independent members of the Board of Directors?”

The remaining 20,000 Euros of the prize is granted to the Jose Maria Cervello Chair at IE Law School, to be used for scholarships for the law and tax programs.

Anyone licensed to practice law is invited to submit an essay. According to IE Law Schook, the main objective of the prize is "the promotion of legal study and research, as well as providing access to the master programs of IE Law School to those persons who lack the necessary economic resources."

The last day to submit essays is May 30, 2008. The award ceremeony will take place in July of 2008 at IE Law School. Winning submissions must be unpublished, and have to be between 50 and 80 pages in length. For more format specifications and information, please contact catedra.cervello@ie.edu.

IE Law School is also offering Jose Maria Cervello Scholarships to incoming LL.M. students, covering between 50 and 100 percent of total fees. Applications are due on June 10, 2008. For more information about the scholarships, click here.

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