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|A particularly distinguished American
lawyer, James Brown Scott, was born in 1866, studied
at Harvard, Berlin, Heidelberg and Paris and went
on to teach international law over the course of
a remarkable University career. In particular, he
created the Los Angeles Law School, was Dean of
the Law Faculty of the University of Illinois and
professor at Columbia University.
His talents were such that he was appointed
Solicitor at the State Department of the United States.
He was also a delegate of his country at important international
conferences, including the Second Hague Peace Conference
(1907) and the Paris Peace Conference (1919).
For several decades he held the position
of Secretary General of the Carnegie Endowment for International
Elected in 1908 an Associate of the Institute
of International Law, he became in 1910 a regular Member.
Quite exceptionally he was called upon twice to preside
over the Institute, which he would do at the Lausanne
(1927) and New York (1929) Sessions.
It was in 1931 that J.B. Scott inaugurated
the prizes that bear his name “in the spirit of recognition
towards the Institute and in a feeling of heartfelt
homage to the memory of his mother, Jeannette Scott,
who had had a constant influence on his life” (Institute
Yearbook, 1931, vol. II. p. 229). During his lifetime,
he looked after the awarding of the prize in person.
He passed away in 1943 and bequeathed to the Institute,
in memory of his mother and sister, Jeanette Scott,
a sum of capital, the interest of which enables the
regular disbursement of the James Brown Scott prizes.
Award Regulation (available in
format) was established already in 1931 and now includes
several amendments adopted since.
For the next
Francisco de Vitoria Prize the
Institute of International Law announces an essay competition
on the following subject :
OF COOPERATION OR COLLABORATION BETWEEN INTERNATIONAL
The competition carries a prize of 10,000
The essays submitted for the Francisco
de Vitoria Prize must conform to the conditions set
forth in the above-named
Regulations. They must be communicated, not alter
than the 31st of December 2013, to the following address
24, rue de Morsaint
The Prize will be awarded in September
For more information, contact Isabelle