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LLM Student Wins Writing Prize

LLM Student Wins Writing Prize

Loyola University Chicago LLM student Harrison Mbori Otieno has received a runner-up prize award in the amount of $2,500 in the Benjamin E. Ferencz Essay writing competition. A law school graduate from University of Nairobi, he is currently enrolled in Loyola’s LLM for International Lawyers degree program. He will graduate in December with an LLM Degree in International Law with a focus on Alternative Dispute Resolution. Mbori Otieno says he will share the prize with his co-authors, Emmah Wabuke and Smith Otieno. The article, “The Fission and Fusion in International Use of Force: Relating Unlawful Use of Force and the War Crime of Disproportionate Force not Justified by Military Necessity” will be published in a forthcoming edition of the Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law.  This past summer, Mbori Otieno served as an intern at Holland and Knight in Washington, DC, where he worked on international investor-state dispute resolution and international commercial transactions matters under the supervision of attorney Michael Cavanaugh. He is also a research assistant of Professor James Gathii, Loyola’s Wing-Tat Lee Chair in International Law. Mbori Otieno is the first graduate from the University of Nairobi to join Loyola’s LLM Program for International Lawyers.