Once again in 2013, DWT sponsored a program at Lewis & Clark Law School to encourage global thinking among students. The annual Davis Wright Tremaine International Law Writing Awards provide a $2,000 stipend for the best student research paper written on any topic in private or public international law, with a $500 stipend provided for the second-best paper. The judges are members on the school’s Global Law Committee.
The winning paper explored Egypt’s crackdown on prodemocracy NGOs and how investment treaties could provide protection and redress for these organizations. The runner-up paper highlighted recent WTO decisions striking down U.S. measures aimed at protecting dolphins and combatting tobacco use by minors, and explored how treaty provisions could allow governments to regulate in the public interest.