Get involved in Young CMI
The CMI wishes to attract young maritime lawyers to the work of the CMI and its affiliated National Maritime Law Associations (NMLA) for the unification of maritime and transport law.
CMI’s Standing Committee for Young Lawyers (Young CMI) ensures that CMI events have items in the programme particularly aimed at young lawyers. We (help) organize sessions in which young lawyers can contribute as speaker or participant to debate on various topics in maritime and transport law. We also (help) organize part of the social programme, with young lawyers in mind.
As CMI is itself an association of associations, you cannot truly become a member of Young CMI. But you may consider yourself part of Young CMI if you are a young member of any NMLA affiliated with the CMI.
The kick-off of Young CMI took place at the 2008 CMI Conference at Athens, where both a breakfast seminar and a ‘night on the town’ were staged. Since then Young CMI sessions have been included in all CMI events: Rotterdam 2009, Buenos Aires 2010, Beijing 2012, Dublin 2013, Hamburg 2014, Istanbul 2015, New York 2016 and Genoa 2017. The next event will take place in London 2018.
Young CMI also wants to encourage and inspire young maritime lawyers from NMLA’s around the world to organize their own events, e.g. on a regional basis. A good example is the joint initiative of the NMLA’s of Belgium, England, France, Germany and The Netherlands to organize an annual two-day seminar for young maritime lawyers. Each of these MLA’s in turn hosts the event in its country each year. The 10th edition took place in Paris in June 2015. The United States is known to have a very active young lawyers group. We encourage others to do the same.
Become a member of the CMI LinkedIn group – Comité Maritime International (CMI) – to find out more about CMI activities and developments.
CMI’s Standing Committee: current members:
|Taco VAN DER VALK||Netherlands||EXCO Rep|
|Evangeline QUEK||Hong Kong / Shangai|
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Young Person’s Essay
yCMI Essay Prize 2022
The Comité Maritime International invites submissions for the 2022 Young Persons’ Essay Prize for original unpublished writing in the field of maritime law.
The CMI Assembly has decided not to prescribe a topic for the 2022 competition in order to open up the scope of the Essay to accommodate any topic of current relevance to maritime law. Entrants are however encouraged to visit the CMI website’s pages on work in progress – which may assist in choosing a suitable topic, as preference may be given in the adjudication process to essays covering topics currently under review by the CMI.
Candidates should be:
- 35 or younger on the closing date for entries (31 March 2022); and
- A member of a CMI-member Maritime Law Association; or
- If not such an MLA member, a person actively engaged in the practice, study or research of maritime law as prescribed in the Prize Rules. This status should be confirmed by a letter from a non-CMI member MLA, university, research institute, law firm or other employer. The letter should accompany the script.
Deadline for Submission: 31 March 2022
yCMI Essay Prize 2020
The 2020 winner of the Comite Maritime International Young Person’s Essay Prize (yCMI Essay Prize) is Eva Litina (Greece). First runner-up is Arron Honnibal (UK). Second runner-up is Alberto Bregante (Italy). Many congratulations! The winning essay and the essays of the runners-up can be accessed via the links below.
The 2019 winner of the Comite Maritime International Young Person’s Essay Prize (yCMI Essay Prize) is Helen Nieman. Congratulations!
Documents of Interest
Young CMI Presentations 2015 Istanbul Colloquium
Chaired by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kübra Yetis Samli
A Maritime Miscellany
- Vannessia Kamesha Stewart, Winner of the 2014 CMI Prize for Best Overall Performance at IMLI The Fair Treatment Of Seafarers In Cases Of Abandonment A Caribbean Perspective
- Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kübra Yetis Samli, University of Istanbul Ship Mortgage Vs. Maritime Lien What Are The Changes In Favour Of The Mortgagee In Turkish Law
- Jaime Soroa, Shipowners P&I, with Edmund Sweetman, barrister, Dublin and Barcelona – Nairobi (Wreck Removal) Convention; practical implications in the near term and the perspective of the P& I Underwriters
- Z. Bahar Sayhan, LLM, attorney, Istanbul – Ship Arrests and Relevant Recent Developments in Turkish Law
Young CMI Presentations 2014 Hamburg Conference
(Degree of) Fault – “Recklessly and with Knowledge that damage would probably result”
To view the video’s of the presentations, please sea Maritime Miscellany on the