UHLC student wins international writing competition

Entries explore petroleum negotiation issues such as contract, law, or policy

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July 5, 2013 – University of Houston Law Center student John Riggs, 3L, has won the 2013 Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) Student Writing Competition. Held annually, the competition asks students to examine an issue of their choice directly related to international petroleum negotiations. As a winner, Riggs will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Singapore, for the AIPN International Conference in October as well as a one-year AIPN membership.

Riggs' paper, "Investment Protection in Colombia: Can Investors Rely on the Full Protection Security Clause?" was selected as one of two winners of the competition. The essay may be published in an upcoming issue of AIPN's newsletter the Advisor and will be eligible for publication in the Journal of World Energy Law and Business.

AIPN has sponsored the annual student writing competition since 2001. It is open to all full-time seniors in a four-year program and all graduate students enrolled at an accredited university.

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