Nov. 10, 2015- Lisa Bohmer, a University of Houston Law Center LL.M. alum from France, has won the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes 2015 (ICSID) Review Student Writing Competition at the World Bank.
Her paper “Finality in ICSID Arbitration Revisited” tied for first place along with another submission by Peter Tzeng from Yale Law School whose topic was “Deferring Future Damages to Future Tribunals: The Jurisdictional Obstacles”.
Bohmer will receive a cash prize of $500 and her paper will be published in an upcoming issue of the ICSID Arbitration Review.
“I worked on the paper for a couple of months last spring semester in Julián de Cárdenas Garcia's class, we had several conversations about the paper and he gave me valuable suggestions,” said Bohmer. “I was very excited when I found out that I won since I used to practice international arbitration in France.”
“This is a very prestigious competition in the international arbitration community,” said UHLC Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Julián de Cárdenas Garcia. “I am very happy, since I witnessed Lisa’s hard work in getting this paper done during my Transnational Petroleum Law class this past spring,” he added.
This is the second year in a row that a UH Law Center student wins the competition. Last year, Jessica Irenton won first place with a paper exploring the use of WikiLeaks cables as evidence in arbitration hearings.
Bohmer is currently working on finishing her PhD thesis on “State Functions in International Arbitration” and plans to practice international arbitration in Houston after finishing her studies.