Friday, 13 September 2013

Opportunity for African Law Students

daddy bunny signing the guest book (1) cropped The Young African Research Arena (YARA) has announced the start of a new project called The Repository.  The Repository is designed to be an open access home for research papers written by African students.   YARA is asking for submissions of papers and running a contest for students who submit between now and December.  The prize, a Samsung Galaxy tablet.

Submission requirements:

  • between 2000 (minimum) and 4000 (maximum) words
  • contain footnotes with full references 

Judging criteria:

  • Originality
  • Grammar and Structure
  • Communication of a Coherent Idea

Students who are interested in submitting a paper can find more information at

Submissions can be related to the student’s course-work or on a topic about which the student is just curious.  Even those who aren’t in an Intellectual Property course can write on the exciting IP happenings across Africa!  Since the repository is to be open access and everything YARA does is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license, this Little Leo (pardon her American spellings) guesses authors will need to license their submissions to the repository accordingly.

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