In 10 years the International Insolvency Institute's Prize has become a global phenomenon and a token of excellence for insolvency research performed by younger academics. The III Prize is awarded for original legal research, commentary or analysis on topics of international insolvency and restructuring significance and on comparative international analysis of domestic insolvency and restructuring issues and developments. The Prize Competition is open to full and part-time undergraduate and graduate students and to practitioners in practice for nine years or less. Medal-winning entries will be considered for publication in the Norton Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice (West) and for inclusion in the Westlaw electronic database. Every year I am signalling that the competetion is open again, see e.g. http://www.bobwessels.nl/blog/2018-01-doc6-iii-prize-2018-in-interntional-insolvency-studies/.
The Leiden Law School is particularly successful - may I say - in delivering high quality research. My former PhD candidates, now doctors in law, Yanying Li and Xinyi Gong were among the Prize winners of 2014 and 2015, whilst porfessor Matthias Haentjens' students Lynetter Janssen and Shuai Go were listed as Prize winners in 2017 and 2018. For the prize-winning papers, see https://www.iiiglobal.org/iii-prize-in-insolvency. For the students not only a very rewarding compliment, but also an unique entry to the colleagual (practitioners, academic and judicial) networks of insolvency experts from around the globe by being around for a few days during III's Annual Conference, this time in New York, 24-25 September 2018.