Each year, the American Bar Association Section of Family Law conducts an essay contest to encourage law students to think about current issues in family law, and to encourage participation in the Section of Family Law. Students may write on any aspect of family law. The contest is open to second and third-year full-time J.D. students (and second through fourth-year part-time J.D. students) of all ABA-approved law schools, and to first year J.D. students where family law is taught as part of the first year curriculum.
Winning entries receive the following: Monetary prize, certificate of recognition, consideration of essay’s publication in Family Law Quarterly and the Section website, letter to law school dean regarding the achievement, and one year complimentary membership to the Section. To enter, one must submit an entry form by April 15, 2016. Essays are due April 29, 2016.
More information, including our downloadable entry form, can be found on our website. You may also contact ABA Section of Family Law Program Assistant, Samantha Schooley at email@example.com or 312.988.5145 for additional information and assistance.Read More Read More
The Warren E. Burger Prize writing competition is designed to promote scholarship in the areas of legal excellence, civility, professionalism, and ethics in the American legal community, which as you know, are core values of the American Inns of Court. The submission deadline is July 1, 2015 and Inn membership is not a requirement.
Below is suggested promotional wording for you to use to encourage participation in the writing competition:
Call for Authors: American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize
The American Inns of Court invites judges, lawyers, professors, students, scholars, and other authors to participate in its 2015 Warren E. Burger Prize. Authors should submit an original, unpublished, 10,000–20,000 word essay on a topic that addresses the issues of excellence in legal skills, civility, ethics, and professionalism. The winning essay will be published in the South Carolina Law Review and the author will receive a cash prize of $5,000. The submission deadline for the 2015 Warren E. Burger Prize is July 1, 2015. More information is available on the American Inns of Court website at www.innsofcourt.org/BurgerPrize.
Thank you in advance for your help. If you have any questions about promoting the Warren E. Burger Prize or need more information, please contact Cindy Dennis.
The Michigan State University College of Law Journal of Business & Securities Law announces the release of the 2015 Elliot A. Spoon Business Law Writing Competition. Eligible students are invited to submit a business or securities law article in law review format to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 20, 2015. All inquiries should be directed to Ashley Byers: email@example.com. Attached is a flyer with additional details.