Writing Contests:
Information provided by Dean Sowle's Office
1999-2000 Academic Year

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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.

The Roscoe Pound Foundation announces the 2000 Roscoe Hogan Enviornmental Law Essay Contest on the topic: "Causation standards for toxic torts."  The winning entrant will receive a $5,000 cash award and a paid trip to Chicago to receive the award at the annuanl Convention of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.  Each entry must be submitted through a faculty adviser.  Entrants must submit an intent-to-enter form by February 11, 2000.  The essays themselves must be submitted no later than March 31, 2000


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