Hardy Cross Dillard Award
This prize was established in honor of Hardy Cross Dillard, retired Judge of the International Court of Justice and former Dean and James Monroe Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law. This monetary prize is awarded to the author of the best Note by a Virginia Law student in a current volume of the Virginia Journal of International Law. The Prize is awarded by a panel of three members, two of whom are on the UVA Law faculty, and at least one of whom is on our Board of Advisors.
Volume 50 Prize
The Hardy Cross Dillard Prize for Volume 50 was awarded to Charles Weinograd, whose Note, entitled "Clarifying Grease: Mitigating the Threat of Overdeterrence by Defining the Scope of the Routine Governmental Action Exception," was published in Issue 50:2.
Charles Weinograd graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 2005 with a degree in Diplomatic History. In 2009, he received his J.D. from University of Virginia School of Law, where he served as Honor Counsel for the Honor Committee and as a Senior Editor for the Virginia Journal of International Law.
During law school, Charles spent his summers interning for the Honorable Colleen Kollar-Kotelly of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and working as a summer associate at Arnold & Porter LLP. After graduation, Charles clerked for the Honorable Beverly B. Martin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Volume 51 Prize
The Hardy Cross Dillard Prize for Volume 51 was awarded to David C. Smith, whose Note, entitled "Shifting Sands: Cost-and-Fee Allocation in International Investment Arbitration," was published in Issue 51:3.
David C. Smith graduated with High Honors from the University of Virginia in 2007 with a degree in History and Politics. In 2010, he received his J.D., Order of the Coif, from University of Virginia School of Law, where he served as an Articles Editor for the Virginia Journal of International Law. During law school, David studied abroad at the University of Nottingham (UK) in the fall of 2009. He is now an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of a major international law firm.
Volume 52 Prize
The Hardy Cross Dillard Prize for Volume 52 was awarded to R. Zachary Torres-Fowler, whose Note, entitled “Undermining ICSID: How the Global Antibribery Regime Impairs Investor-State Arbitration” was published in Volume 52.4.
R. Zachary Torres-Fowler graduated with Honors and distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2007 with a degree in Political Science. He received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2012, where he served as Managing Editor for Research & Projects for the Virginia Journal of International Law. He is now an associate in the New York, New York office of Shearman & Sterling LLP.