The Public Justice Foundation is holding its annual Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice contest. This year’s topic is:
“Is Democracy for Sale? Have Citizens United’s holdings run amok? Legal challenges left to Super Pacs? Can funding disclosure be required?”
The winner of the essay contest will receive $5,000, a free 2013 Public Justice Foundation Student Membership, and their essay will be featured on the Public Justice website and in the nationally disseminated Public Justice newsletter. The contest is open to all law students that are currently enrolled in a U.S. accredited law school. The intent to enter deadline is January 31, 2013, and the essay submission deadline is March 31, 2013. Click here for the intent to enter form, contest rules, and judging criteria.
If you have any questions about the essay contest, please feel free to contact Outreach Coordinator, Cassandra Goings, at email@example.com or at (202) 797-8600.Read More
The 2012 Write-On Competition for part-time students will begin Monday, 8/13/2012, at 8 AM. Instructions for the Write-On Competition and a hypothetical will be available for you to pick up at that time on TWEN. This competition is open only to those part-time students who completed their first-year program during this summer. You will have until Monday, 8/20/2012, at 8 AM to submit your response. Late submissions will not be graded or considered for a position on the Law Review.
To participate in the Write-On Competition, you will need to have extended your Westlaw password for the summer session in order to have TWEN access. To access the Write-On Competition course, you will need only to add a course to your TWEN page the same way in which you do for your regular classes. This course is currently activated on TWEN should you wish to join now, but the competition’s hypothetical and instructions will not appear until Monday at 8 AM. If you have not extended your Westlaw password for the summer, please email me at RyanDoringo@yahoo.com, and I can coordinate a way to email the instructions and the hypothetical to you on the day the Write-On Competition begins.
Please remember that the Write-On Competition is open only to those law students who have attained at least a 2.6 cumulative grade point average and have completed at least the first-year program as defined by the administration of the School of Law.
Students wishing to join the Law Review who rank in the top fifteen (15) percent of their class after completing the first-year program will be automatically invited to join the Law Review. As such, those students ranking in the top fifteen percent of their class are not required to compete in the Write-On Competition in order to receive an invitation.
If you have any questions regarding the Write-On Competition, please email me at RyanDoringo@yahoo.com.
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June 1, 2012
The University of Connecticut School of Law has established a Student Legal Writing Competition to encourage and reward original student writing on legal issues affecting persons struggling with homelessness, mental illness, addiction, or substance abuse.
Entrants should submit a paper on a legal issue affecting persons struggling with homelessness, mental illness, addiction, or substance abuse.
Papers will be accepted from any student enrolled for the 2011-12 academic year in an ABA-accredited law school in the United States or Canada. Papers must be the law student author’s own work and must not have been submitted for publication elsewhere. Notwithstanding the foregoing, a student may incorporate professorial feedback as part of a course requirement or supervised writing project. All students intending to enter the competition must register by April 16, 2012. The registration form is available via http://www.law.uconn.edu/node/9768
Papers should be a minimum of 15 pages in length and shall not exceed 30 pages, including footnotes. They must be typed, double-spaced and with one-inch margins, on 8 ‘lz x 11 inch paper, in a 12-point font, such as Times New Roman. All citations and footnotes should conform to the current edition of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation and should be in a 12-point font.
Papers will be judged by a panel appointed by the University of Connecticut School of Law. Judges will evaluate papers based on the substance, clarity of the proposal or thesis, logical force, support of argument, and quality of research. Grammar, syntax, and form will also be taken into consideration.
Entries must be received by Spm on June 1, 2012. Entries must be submitted in two formats: (1) email an electronic version (in l’llicrosoft Word or PDF format) to Jennifer.Mailly@law.uconn.edu; and (2) mail, with a postmark dated by June 1, 2012, four copies of the paper to:
Student Legal Writing Competition
University of Connecticut School of Law
Attn: Prof. Jennifer Mailly
55 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 061 OS
Papers are judged anonymously, and no identifying information should appear on either the original or the copies of the paper. Entrants must submit a separate cover letter listing the author’s name, address, telephone number, email address, name of law school, and year of graduation.
Up to three cash prizes may be awarded: $750 First Prize, $500 Second Prize, and $250 Third Prize. The contest organizers reserve the right not to award prizes if no papers meet quality standards. Winners will be notified by July 16, 2012. All decisions of the judges are final.Read More
In recognition of his many contributions to the law school’s intellectual property law program, the school’s Intellectual Property Advisory Council created the Richard L. Aynes Writing Competition. This competition is open to all students enrolled at The University of Akron School of Law. Each participating student will be required to submit a paper (minimum of 10 pages) on a constitutional aspect of intellectual property law. Students may submit original papers written specially for the competition, or papers already written to meet their GWR requirement, for the Akron Intellectual Property Journal, or for a course grade.
A panel consisting of Professors Aynes and Samuels will select the best paper. The author of such paper will receive a $500 cash award.
All papers must be submitted on or before February 10, 2012. The award will be presented at the March 20th meeting of the Intellectual Property Advisory Council.
For further information, please contact Professor Samuels at x7898 or at firstname.lastname@example.orgRead More
Whittier Law Review seeks paper submissions in conjunction with its yearly symposium. The paper should relate to legal issues and challenges that surround Intellectual Property with an emphasis in New Media Topics.
Authors must attend ABA accredited law schools Papers must represent original works not previously published or targeted for submission to another journal, law review or other periodical for publication until the winning papers are announced.
Papers must be between 8,000-12,000 words, including footnotes, double spaced in 12 point font.
Please submit as an attached .doc file to email@example.com with “WRITING COMPETITION” in the subject line by 5 PM Pacific Time on September 9, 2011. Please attach a cover letter which includes the author’s name, paper title and school.
The 1st place winner shall receive $1,000, publication in the Whittier Law Review and travel to the IP Symposium in Costa Mesa, CA. The 2nd & 3rd place winners will receive $500 each and honorable mention.Read More