As an international corporate law firm, CERHA HEMPEL aims to further high-quality education and practical legal training and support those students and graduates who have shown themselves to be particularly gifted and talented individuals.
To promote the academic activities of students of Austrian, European and international corporate law, CERHA HEMPEL – in cooperation with the business law programme at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Wien) – presents the CERHA HEMPEL Best Thesis Award – the LAWard 2023 – with a total prize fund of EUR 5,000,- to undergraduate and master's students who have written truly exceptional dissertations on a subject relating to corporate law and to one graduate of a PhD in law programme whose thesis has been judged to be of exceptional quality.
Prizes will be awarded by a jury consisting of academics and legal practitioners, in the following three categories:
Applications for the LAWard 2023 can be submitted from now until 31 October 2023 (date of postmark). The awarding of the cash prizes is decided by an expert jury made up of representatives from science and practice.
The conditions of participation can be found here.
Facultas supports the LAWard 2023 with book vouchers and enables the publication of the award-winning dissertation.