Writing Competition – NYSBA Animals and the Law Student Writing Competition

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE 2010 NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION COMMITTEE ON ANIMALS AND THE LAW THIRD ANNUAL STUDENT WRITING COMPETITION

The Committee on Animals and the Law of the New York State Bar Association is very pleased to announce the Third Annual Student Writing Competition. The deadline for submission is June 15, 2010.

The Committee on Animals and the Law was established to provide information resources for the New York State Bar Association’s members and the public about non-human, animal related humane issues, which arise from and have an effect upon our legal system. This competition seeks to foster legal scholarship among law students in the area of animals and the law. This competition provides law students with an incentive and opportunity to learn more about this area of law.

Law students (which include J.D., L.L.M., Ph.D., and S.J.D. candidates) are invited to submit to the Committee on Animals and the Law an article concerning any area of Animal Law. All submissions will be reviewed by a panel of attorneys and other professionals practicing or otherwise involved in animal law. The winner will be chosen in accordance with the attached rules. The first place winner will receive $1,000 and a certificate of achievement. The second place winner will receive $500 and a certificate of achievement.

RULES

Topic: Any topic on Animal Law.

Eligibility: To be eligible for consideration, the submission must be written by a student currently enrolled (full time or part time) in an ABA-accredited law school. Students expecting to receive their degree in 2010 are eligible for consideration. The submission must be written by one and only one student, i.e., papers jointly written by more than one student or that have been subjected to line editing by professors or advisors shall not be considered. No paper that has been previously published in any form shall be considered.

Deadline: Papers must be postmarked no later than June 15, 2010.

Award Criteria: Written submissions will be judged based on quality, clarity, originality, and organization. All essays must also meet the following criteria:

Length: Type written, double spaced, no less than 12 point Times New Roman font, on 8 ½ inch by 11 inch paper, with 1 inch margins, and no more than 25 pages, including footnotes. Footnotes should be single spaced, and no less than 10 point font.

Format: One hard copy of the written submission and one electronic copy in Microsoft Word format on a disk or CD must be submitted by mail,
postmarked no later than June 15, 2010, and addressed to:

Kim Hojohn, Liaison
Committee on Animals and the Law
New York State Bar Association
One Elk Street
Albany, NY 12207

Cover Page: Entrants must submit a cover page indicating the submitter’s name, law school, expected year of graduation, mailing address, email address, and telephone number.

Prizes Awarded: 1st place: $1,000 and a certificate of achievement
2nd place: $500 and a certificate of achievement

Call for Papers – University of La Verne Law Review

The University of La Verne Law Review publishes two issues each year, a Juvenile Issue in the fall and a Symposium Issue in the spring.  Our upcoming Symposium Issue will focus on the field on Immigration Law and will be published in April 2010.  

In conjunction with the Symposium Issue, our Law Review is offering law students the opportunity to submit their Note or Comment for our Student Writing Contest.  The grand prize is $200 and publication in Volume 31 of the University of La Verne Law Review.  The winner will also have the opportunity to present his or her work to leading experts in Immigration Law at our Live Symposium, to be held on February 19-20, 2010.  I have attached flyers containing more information on submitting to the Symposium Issue and to the Student Writing Contest.  We look forward to receiving submissions from the University of Akron School of Law. 

For more information, see flyers on the general bulletin boards.

ABI Bankruptcy Law Student Writing Competition

Memorandum

TO: Law Students
FROM: ABI Bankruptcy Litigation Committee
DATE: August 24, 2009
RE: Second Annual ABI Bankruptcy Law Student Writing Competition

THE COMPETITION
The Bankruptcy Litigation Committee of the American Bankruptcy Institute (“ABI”) is pleased to invite students to participate in its Second Annual ABI Bankruptcy Law Student Writing Competition. First, Second and Third Place prizes will be awarded.

WRITING TOPIC
We invite papers on current issues regarding bankruptcy jurisdiction, bankruptcy litigation, or evidence in bankruptcy cases or proceedings.  For clarification, the paper may address business or consumer cases and may include matters such as bankruptcy sales, plan confirmation and other topics that involve jurisdiction, litigation or evidence in the bankruptcy courts.

DATES OF COMPETITION
The Competition will take place from January 1, 2010 through March 1, 2010. Papers submitted after March 1, 2010 will not be considered. Students from participating law schools will be eligible to submit a paper for this Competition, provided that each submission must be reviewed by a law professor prior to submission to ensure quality and must be accompanied by written confirmation from the reviewing professor that the paper has been so reviewed. (Our hope is that this Competition will dovetail nicely with the school’s legal writing course so that students can satisfy one of the writing requirements for the course while creating an entry for the Competition.)

COMPETITION AWARDS
Winners of the Competition will be announced on May 3, 2010. Winners will be presented with certificates from the ABI recognizing their achievement and law schools will be notified so that this achievement can be noted in students’ records. In addition, the First Place writer will receive $1,000 cash, plus publication of the paper in the prestigious ABI Journal, and a one (1) year membership to the ABI. The Second Place writer will receive a cash award of $750, plus publication of the paper in the ABI Bankruptcy Litigation Committee’s quarterly newsletter, and a one (1) year membership to the ABI. The Third Place writer will receive a cash award of $500, plus publication of the paper in the ABI Bankruptcy Litigation Committee’s quarterly newsletter, and a one (1) year membership to the ABI.

COMPETITION RULES
Papers must be 10-12 double-spaced pages on 8.5 x 11″ paper with 1″ margins. Papers must be written in 12 point, Times New Roman font. Papers must otherwise comply with the Guidelines for submissions to the ABI Journal found at: http://www.abiworld.org/Content/NavigationMenu/Publications/ABIJournal/ SubmissionGuidelines/ABI_Journal_Submiss1.htm; provided, however, that the papers must have numbered pages. Papers will be submitted by students uploading the papers in PDF format to the ABI’s website at the following URL on or before March 1, 2010: papers.abi.org.

  • Papers submitted must be in PDF form with a ‘.pdf‘ extension.
  • Maximum size allowed is 2MB.
  • Maximum number of pages allowed is 12.
  • Only one paper may be submitted. If a mistake was made, please create a new account to submit the paper.
  • Contest winners will be contacted by email.
  • Winners must agree to have their papers edited by ABI staff and leaders prior to publication.

For more information, please contact papers@abiworld.org.

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