The IVR’s own publication ARSP (Archiv für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie) has awarded Thomas Coendet its first prize for best article published in the journal during the latest 2 year period (2015–2016). The prize has been initiated by Dr. Thomas Schaber, head of the Frank Steiner publisher; the winner receives a prize of 500 € and a book gift from Steiner-Verlag.
The winning essay is entitled “Legal Reasoning: Arguments and Comparison” and is published in number 4 of volume 102 (2016) of the ARSP. The full text of the article is available free of charge.
Thomas Coendet (right) receives the ARSP prize at a session of the IVR Congress from Thomas Schaber (left).
Thomas Coendet is Shanghai Distinguished Professor (Oriental Chair) at KoGuan Law School of Shanghai Jiaotong University. He holds a MJur from the University of Oxford, and a PhD from the University of Berne (Switzerland). Prior to joining KoGuan Law School, he held a series of prestigious fellowships in Europe, including a Postdoc at Goethe University Frankfurt and a Visiting Research Fellowship at the University of Oxford and the University of Paris I (Sorbonne). He also worked as an attorney for banking, finance, and regulatory. His publications include a book on comparative legal reasoning and a wide range of journal articles and chapters on legal theory, judiciary, banking and contract law, both in English and German. He also serves as an editor of Ancilla Iuris – Constellations of Law and of the Asian Journal of Law and Society, and is an Honorary Member of the Romanian Association for Law and European Affairs.