Oliver Persey (LLM ’15) wins CHRGJ’s 2015 Global Justice Emerging Scholar Essay Prize

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Emerging Scholar Essay Prize Winner Oliver Persey presents his paper at the 2015 conference. From left to right: Emily Buist-Catherwood (LLM ’15), Oliver Persey (LLM ’15), John Wunderlin (JD ’11)

The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) is proud to name Oliver Persey as the winner of its 2015 Global Justice Emerging Scholar Essay Prize. Persey receives this award for his outstanding research and scholarship on the paper he submitted to the Center’s International Law and Human Rights Emerging Scholarship Conference, held in April 2015. The paper, “Greening the Targeting Process in International Armed Conflicts: The Potential Impact of Environmental Human Rights Law on International Humanitarian Law,” presents an original idea that addresses a gap in current legal scholarship. CHRGJ commends Persey for his thoughtful and creative scholarship.

CHRGJ would like to congratulate all of this year’s student scholars, whose excellent papers generated a dynamic and constructive discussion at the April Conference.  CHRGJ looks forward to the 2016 Emerging Human Rights Scholarship Conference, and encourages all NYU law students to submit their work for consideration.

About the Conference: The International Law and Human Rights Emerging Scholarship Conference is co-hosted by CHRGJ and the Institute for International Law and Justice (IILJ). Now in its twelfth year, the conference provides a unique opportunity for NYU School of Law JD, LLM, and JSD students to receive substantive feedback on their human rights scholarship from NYU law faculty and other experts in the field.

In 2013, CHRGJ began awarding one student from the conference its Global Justice Emerging Scholar Essay Prize for the best paper on human rights.  Last year’s winning paper by CHRGJ Scholar Alyson Zureick was published in the Fordham International Law Journal.  CHRGJ offers guidance to all student scholars seeking to publish their conference papers, and hosts the Transitional Justice and Human Rights Writers Workshop throughout the academic year for students seeking feedback on draft papers related to transitional justice, human rights, and other international law topics.