Sarin-McGill Annual Student Essay Contest on Aircraft Finance & Leasing: Register by June 30

About the Organisations

Sarin & Co. is one of India’s oldest and leading law firms specializing in Indian and International Law.  Originally established by Late Mr. Harbans Lal Sarin in Lahore (now in Pakistan) in the year 1932, the firm shifted to Shimla after the partition of undivided India.

McGill University’s Institute of Air and Space Law (IASL) is the world’s premier academic setting for teaching and research in the dual disciplines of international air law and space law.

About the Essay Contest

The Sarin-McGill Essay Contest has been established to promote the field of Aircraft Finance & Leasing Law among law students across the globe.

Eligibility

Any student of law, enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or doctoral programme in any law school or legal professional training school worldwide, at the time of submission of the entry, shall be considered eligible.

Essay Topic

Force Majeure and Aircraft Acquisition Contracts: What Should Airlines Do?

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Recent groundings of aircraft types and the spread of the coronavirus health emergency have many airlines asking if they are still obliged to take delivery of aircraft under aircraft purchase or lease agreements. What should be the effect of these recent developments on airlines’ obligations under such contracts?

Prizes

  • One (1) author shall be adjudged as the winner of the Sarin – McGill Annual Student Essay Contest on Aircraft Finance & Leasing for a particular calendar year.
  • The winner shall receive a return air ticket (economy class) by Sarin & Co. from his/her country of residence to visit the IASL for a specially organised tour of the IASL and of McGill University.
  • The winner shall be provided by the IASL with accommodation for two nights along with meals.
  • The winning essay shall be published in the official academic journal of the IASL, the Annals of Air and Space Law, as well as on the Sarin & Co. website. The winning essay shall contain the title, “Winner of the Sarin – McGill Annual Student Essay Contest on Aircraft Finance & Leasing 2020”.
  • Where a student of McGill University is adjudged as the winner, he/she shall receive a return air ticket (economy class) by Sarin & Co. from his/her country of residence to visit Sarin & Co. in Chandigarh, India for a specially organised tour of the city of Chandigarh (in such a scenario, Sarin & Co. shall provide the two nights’ accommodation and meals).
  • The winner of the 2020 contest shall be announced on 1 November 2020. The name of the winner, along with the name of the winner’s law school, shall be displayed on the websites of both Sarin & Co. and the complimentary copy of the volume of the Annals of Air and Space Law in which the winning essay is published.

How to Submit?

The essay shall be submitted in both .doc (or .docx) as well as .pdf.

The essay shall be submitted to sarin-mcgill[at]sarinlaw.com with both attachments; the email should be captioned “Sarin McGill Final Submission,” and should also include “Author’s Name & Student Status”.

The final date for submission of the essay shall be 31st August 2020.

How to Register?

The registration form is here.

Each prospective author must complete and submit the registration form.

The registration form must be signed by the prospective author and a .pdf of the signed form must be submitted to sarin-mcgill[at]sarinlaw.com along with a scanned copy of the author’s current student identity card to establish his/her institutional affiliation and credentials.

The final date for submission of the registration form (along with student identity card) shall be 30th June 2020.

Contact Information

E-mail ID: sarin-mcgill[at]sarinlaw.com

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