The SmithAmundsen Excellence in Legal Writing Award
(for first-year Chicago-Kent students)
Eligibility : This award is available to first-year students at Chicago-Kent whose personal or family background, life, or cultural and/or ethnic experience contributes to a more diverse environment at Chicago-Kent and in the legal community.
Prizes : First place, $5,000.
Deadline : May 5, 2008, 5:00 pm .
Other Information : A committee of faculty members from the Chicago-Kent Legal Writing department will select up to five appellate briefs submitted by first-year students who fit these criteria. Authorship of the briefs will not be known to committee members during the initial round of review. Student curriculum vitae, including work history, community service and extracurricular involvement and leadership, will be considered when selecting the winning applicant. Representatives from SmithAmundsen will choose the winning applicant with input from Dean Krent.
Applications should be submitted in hard copy and include: (1) A cover letter describing your personal qualities which contribute to a more diverse environment at Chicago-Kent and in the legal community; (2) Two copies of the rewrite of your first-year appellate brief; and (3) Curriculum vitae.
Applications should be submitted in hard copy to: Alice Curry, Administrative Associate, Department of Legal Research and Writing, Suite 803 (located outside Prof. Greenberg's office). You may also email entry documents to Alice at email@example.com, after which you will receive confirmation that your applicaiton and brief has been received.