The SIEL/JIEL/OUP Prize is an essay prize, jointly established by the Society of International Economic Law, the Journal of International Economic Law, and Oxford University Press, to award the best essay submitted on any topic in the field of international economic law.

The competition is open annually to all current undergraduate and graduate students of any university or other tertiary education institution, and those who have graduated from a university or other tertiary education institution no earlier than five years before the submission deadline. Co-authorship is permitted provided all authors meet the stated conditions. Members of the SIEL Executive Council may not submit entries. The essay must not have been previously published. Submissions shall not exceed 10,000 words and shall follow the JIEL style sheet. Please make sure that your submission does not contain any acknowledgement.


  • The essay prize comprises three parts. The prize consists of £200, as well as £400 of Oxford University Press book vouchers.
  • A three year subscription to the Journal of International Economic Law.
  • The winner will receive free entry to the Graduate Institute/IIEL Annual Conference on WTO Law, and where circumstances permit, he/she will be also given the opportunity to present on a Panel or poster presentation at the conference.
  • The winning essay may be submitted to the Journal of International Economic Law for publication, subject to the standard review and decision procedures.


  • The prize is awarded by the SIEL Executive Council on the recommendation of a Prize Committee drawn from its members and the Editorial Board of the Journal of International Economic Law.

Information on the submission of the 2023-2024 SIEL/JIEL/OUP Prize will be available soon.


The SIEL/JIEL/OUP Prize Committee has decided not to award the 2022 prize.