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Week of October 20, 2014

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Sponsor/Title: Center for Alcohol Policy/National Essay Contest.
Topic: As states contemplate the legalization of prhibited products, like marijuana, what are some lessons policymakers and regulators can learn from the movement to end alcohol Prohibition in the 1930s?
Prizes: First place, $5,000; second place, $2,500; third place, $1,000.
Deadline: November 17, 2014.
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Sponsor/Title: Canadian American Bar Association Student Essay Competition.
Topic: A comparative analysis of U.S. and Canadian law in an area of law of your choice.
Prizes: First place, $500; second place, $100.
Deadline: November 21, 2014.
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Sponsor/Title: American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers Writing Competition.
Topic: Eligible entries must discuss some aspect of consumer financial services law. Topics that relate principally to securities regulation, insurance, or the safety and soundness aspects of banking regulation are not eligible, but works on subjects within these (or other) areas will be considered if they bear directly on consumer financial services.
Prizes: First place, $1,000.
Deadline: December 1, 2014.
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Sponsor/Title: The Expert Institute/Legal Blog Writing Contest.
Topic: Any topic in litigation involving expert witnesses.
Prizes: First place, $500 and publication on The Expert Institute's blog and newsletter; second place, $200 and publication on blog; third place, publication on blog.
Deadline: December 31, 2014.
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Sponsor/Title: Florida State University Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law/Mollie and Paul Hill Student Writing Competition in Medical-Legal Interprofessional Collaboration.
Topic: Click here.
Prizes: First place, $250.
Deadline: January 2, 2015.
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Sponsor/Title: ABA Business Law Section/Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest.
Topic: A business law subject of general and current interest.
Prizes: First place, $2,500; second place, $1,000; third place, $500.
Deadline: January 9, 2015.
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Sponsor/Title: Richmond Journal of Law and Technology/Student Law and Technology Writing Competition.
Topic: A topic at the intersection of both law and technology.
Prizes: First place, $1,500; second place, $700.
Deadline: Deadline extended to January 11, 2015.
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Sponsor/Title: Thomas Jefferson School of Law/Jameson Crane III Disability and the Law Writing Competition.
Topic: Any topic relating to disability law, including legal issues arising with respect to employment, government services and programs, public accommodations, education, higher education, housing, and health care.
Prizes: First place, $1,500 and consideration for publication in the Thomas Jefferson Law Review; second place (two awards), $1,000.
Deadline: January 15, 2015.
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Sponsor/Title:  2014-2015 Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law (co-sponsored by the Institute for Law and the Workplace and the Jackson Lewis Firm).
Topic:  Papers may address any topic relating to the law governing the workplace, such as employment law, labor law, employee benefits, or employment discrimination.  Only the first two submissions per law school will be accepted as entries for consideration. Submissions must be the law student author's own work and must not be submitted for publication elsewhere. Authors must have completed or be currently taking course work in employment or labor law, and must be enrolled in an accredited law school during the Fall 2013 semester. There are formatting guidelines that must be followed. For questions, contact Professor Martin H. Malin, by email at mmalin@kentlaw.iit.edu.
Prizes:  One top honors award of $3,000 and two $1,000 awards will be presented to the top three entries.  In addition to the cash awards, the top three entries will be published on the Institute for Law and the Workplace website. (Electronic versions of winning papers will be required).
Deadline:  Submissions are due no later than Tuesday, January 20, 2015.


Sponsor/Title: Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law/Human Rights Essay Contest.
Topic: Transnational justice, international human rights and humanitarian law.
Prizes: See web site (follow link below).
Deadline: February 1, 2015.
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