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ASU student wins international law writing competition

March 11, 2013

Brandon Nagy, a third-year student at the College of Law, is the winner of the 2012 Albert S. Pergam International Law Writing Competition.

His article, “Unreliable Excuses: How do Differing Persuasive Interpretations of CISG Article 79 Affect its Goal of Harmony?” explores an international commercial sales law and how it can be interpreted by different nations.

Nagy’s interests include practicing international trade law, commercial litigation/arbitration and appellate advocacy. He spent the Fall 2012 semester working for the U.S. Department of Justice Office of the Solicitor General in Washington, D.C.

According to the New York State Bar Association, the writing competition is intended to encourage students to write on areas of public or private international law, with the possibility of being published in one of three publications: the New York State Bar Journal, the New York International Law and Review or the International Law Practicum.

Nagy thanked Professor Charles Calleros, who encouraged him to enter the competition, and has helped him with his writing.

The first-place prize includes $2,000 and publication in the Summer 2013 issue of the New York State International Law Review. The Review features peer-written articles on the practice of international law on such topics as the North American Free Trade Agreement, terrorist financing restrictions, the collection of money judgments outside the U.S., foreign direct investments and trade agreements.