Jean Monnet Student Research Paper Prize for EU Law

The Stanford-Vienna Transatlantic Technology Law Forum (TTLF) and its affiliated Jean Monnet Chair of European Union Law are pleased to announce the 2024 Jean Monnet Student Research Paper Prize for European Union Law. This student writing competition recognizes excellence in student scholarship in EU law at Stanford.

The Jean Monnet Research Prize includes a cash prize of $1,500 for the best student research paper. The top paper will be published in the TTLF’s European Union Law Working Paper Series. Other excellent papers may also be given an opportunity to be published in this working paper series.

The competition is open to all undergraduate and graduate students, who are enrolled at Stanford University in the 2023-2024 academic year and write an EU law-related research paper during this academic year. The EU law topic of the research paper may be freely chosen. Interdisciplinary papers with a substantial legal focus are welcome. Papers written for any purpose are eligible.

Submitted papers must be in Word format (double spaced) and in English. Paper submissions should include a one-page abstract of the paper, a brief resume of the student (indicating the current program affiliation at Stanford), and a statement that the paper was written during the academic year 2023-2024. Students should also provide evidence that they have been enrolled at Stanford in the academic year 2023-2024.

The deadline for submissions is June 15, 2024. Please address all queries and submissions by e-mail to Professor Dr. Siegfried Fina, Jean Monnet Professor of European Union Law (, and Dr. Roland Vogl (

Prize winners

2020: Jonathan Ballo

The Ties That Bind: The Likelihood and Legality of an Exit by a Eurozone Member State and Its Consequences for Bank Loans Denominated in Euros

2019: Juan Miguel Alvarez Contreras

How Innovative Is the Purportedly Innovative EU's Proposal for an Investment Court System: A Comparison Between ICS and Traditional Investor-State Dispute Settlement

2016: Mengyi Xu

Legal Uncertainty by Design: Privacy Shield as a Catalyst for the Convergence of Data Protection Rules to the GDPR European Gold Standard