Interested students may register through June 15.

Applications are now being accepted from Chilean law students who wish to participate in the V and VI National Competition “Procedure Law Seedbeds.” The initiative is organized by the Universidad Diego Portales Law School Procedure Law Department (Chile), the Chilean Procedure Law Researchers Network and the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (CEJA).

The entities are organizing both versions of the competition simultaneously due to the 2020 public health crisis, which prevented many students and professors from making progress on their research. In order to allow the teams to continue their work over the course of this year, this joint version will be open to university teams that submit papers on the 2020 topic (The Constitutional Process and Justice Administration) and the topic selected for 2021 (The Post-Pandemic Justice System), or both, due to the importance of these issues both in Chile and internationally.

The goal of the competition is for the teams to analyze, critique and propose approaches to the constitutional process and the administration of justice in the wake of the pandemic.

The activity, which will be held virtually, will consist of two stages. The qualifying stage will be held August 2-6, and five finalist teams will be selected. During the Third Annual Procedure Law Network Forum, the final round will take place and the top three teams will be chosen. The winning team will present its work at the closing ceremony of the Third Annual Procedure Law Network Forum, which will be held August 19 (time to be determined).

Anyone interested in this competition may send an email to by June 15, listing the full names of all of the team members and the name, address, telephone number and email address of the Seedbed Faculty Advisor.

The written presentations must be submitted by June 9 at the Universidad Diego Portales Law School (República 105, Santiago) or via email to

The terms and conditions of the V and VI National Undergraduate Student Competition- Procedure Law Seedbeds have been published here.