New listings added for the current week are indicated in italics. Print copies of the rules and regulations governing the writing contests listed here are available from Denise Lang in Suite 320. Note: Additional information on law student writing competitions is available on the University of Memphis Law School website. The University of Memphis site may have information about writing contests not listed here.
The Section of Public Contract Law of the American Bar Association announces its 1999 writing competition. Submissions should address a topical issue in public contract or grant law. First place papers will receive an award of $1,000; second place papers, $500. Entries must be postmarked by September 15, 1999.
The National Conference of Bar Examiners announces its first
annual Joe E. Covington Prize for Scholarship in Bar Admissions Topics,
which will be awarded to the winning essay on one of the following topics:
(1) Computer-based testing for the bar examination: can adaptive testing
or complex format testing better gauge applicant abilities? (2) How can
the bar examination and bar admission processes enhance the professional
committment of newly admitted Lawyers to integrity, civility, and the advancement
of basic societal values in the practice of law? (3) Bar admissions in
the 21st century: should the bar admission process be change? Submissions
must be received by November 30, 1999.