The SmithAmundsen Excellence in Legal Writing Award
Application Deadline: 5:00 p.m. Monday, May 3, 2010
This award is available to first-year students 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.
A committee of faculty members from the 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 Hal Krent.
The winner of this award will be announced after the end of spring semester. The award is non-renewable. Applications should be submitted electronically or hard copy and include:
1) A cover letter addressed to SmithAmundsen describing your personal qualities which contribute to a more diverse environment at Chicago-Kent and in the legal community;
2) One copy of the rewrite brief with your name on it and a second copy of the same brief minus your name, if submitted via hard copy;
3) A current Curriculum Vitae or resume.
Applications should be submitted in hard copy to:
Alice Curry, Administrative Associate
Department of Legal Research and Writing
Chicago-Kent College of Law
Suite 803 (located outside Professor Greenberg’s office)
If, for some reason, you are unable to submit your application to Alice Curry personally, please send it via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, after which you will receive confirmation that your application has been received.
ANNOUNCEMENT: THE COLLEGE OF LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAWYERS WRITING COMPETITIION
FOR LAW STUDENTS 2009-2010
Submissions are now being accepted for the 2009-2010 College of Labor and Employment Lawyers Writing Competition for Law Students.
TOPIC: The scope of permissible topics is broad i.e. any aspect of domestic public or private labor or employment law. Students are encouraged to present (a) public policy issue, (b) practical implications of a leading case or doctrine, (c) comment on a statute or the need for a statutory modification and (d) comment on a common law doctrine.
ELIGIBILITY: All currently enrolled undergraduate law students attending accredited law schools in the Unites States.
PRIZES: First prize - $1,500 / Second prize - $1,000 / Third prize - $500
In addition to a monetary award, the winner will have his/her article distributed to all fellows with a future issue of the College newsletter and posted on the College's website. The ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law has indicated a strong interest in printing the winning entry. Winners will also be invited guests at the Annual Induction Dinner of the College where they will be recognized and honored during the evening program.
DEADLINE: Articles must be e-mailed no later than 5:00 pm (pdst) on May 14, 2010 or post marked no later than May 1, 2010.