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.

The Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation announces its seventh annual Excellence in Legal Writing competition.  There are no page restrictions or topic limitations.  The winning entrant will receive a stipend of $5,000.  Submissions must be received no later than April 24, 2000.

The Financial Markets Center announces a writing contest for papers on the subject of "Reengineering the Federal Reserve System."  The winning entry will receive the Henry B. Gonzalez Award -- $2,500 and publication of the paper by the Center.  The deadine for entries is April 28, 2000.

The Notre Dame Law School announces its annual Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition.  Entries should concern any issue within the general category of legal ethics.  A prize of $1,000 will be awarded for the winning entry.  Submissions must be received no later than April 28, 2000.

LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, LLP, announces its Internet Law Writing Competition 2000.  Submissions should provide legal analysis of a current issue relevant to the online business community.  Three prizes will be awarded:  first place $300; second place $200; third place $200.  Submissions are due April 30, 2000.

The Cleveland State Law Review announces the 2000 Judge John M. Manos Writing Competition on Evidence.  Entries may be on any issue regarding evidence in the federal courts. An award of $500 will be given to the author of the winning entry, and all entries will be considered for publication in the Cleveland State Law Review.  Entries must be postmarked on or before May 1, 2000.

The Food and Drug Law Institute announces its 1999-2000 H. Thomas Austern Memorial Writing Competition. Winning papers will be considered for publication in the Food and Drug Law Journal. Papers should be on a current issue relevant to the food and drug field.  Three prizes will be awarded:  first place $3,000; second place $2,000; third place $1,000.  Papers must be received no later than May 12, 2000.

The Attorney-CPA Foundation announces its 1999-2000 essay contest on the theme, "How do the International Accounting Standards Committee (IASC) standards compare with U.S. standards on dimensions of comparability, transparency, quality, and full disclosure?"  The grand prize winner will receive a $1,500 prize.  Submissions must be received no later than May 12, 2000.

The Animal Law journal announces its third annual writing competition to encourage legal scholarship addressing legal issues affecting animals.  Submissions may be on any animal legal issue.  The author of the winning essay will receive a $500 award and publication of the article in the journal.  Submissions must be postmarked no later than May 31, 2000.

The Federal Circuit Bar Association announces its 2000 George Hutchinson Writing Contest. Submissions may discuss any topic that lies within the substance, procedure, or scope of the specialized jurisdiction of the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.  An award of $2,000 will be given to the first place entry. Second and third place awards may be given at the discretion of the judges. Submissions must be postmarked no later than June 1, 2000.

The American Planning Association announces its seventeenth annual R. Marlin Smith Writing Competition.  Submissions should be on a question of significance in planning, planning law, land use law, local government law, or environmental law.  The winning entrant will receive a prize of $1,500.  The deadline for submissions is June 6, 2000.

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) announces its annual Nathan Burkan Memorial Competition for third-year law students.  Submissions may be on any aspect of copyright law.  A first prize of $600 and a second prize of $250 will be awarded at each participating law school.  Each school will be responsible for selecting the winning papers. Any Chicago-Kent student interested in submitting a paper should contact Dean Sowle. Winning papers must be certified to ASCAP no later than June 30, 2000.

The National Lawyers Association Foundation announces its annual writing competition. This year's theme is: Should the Declaration of Independence, its history and the principles and rights set forth therein, be taught in all elementary and secondary schools? The winner will receive a cash prize of $1,500 and a paid trip the the Sixth Annual National Lawyers Association Convention in Kansas City. Submissions must be received no later than July 1, 2000.

The Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum and the California Bankruptcy Journal announce the 2000 Joseph Bernfeld Essay Competition on subjects related to bankruptcy law and debtor-creditor relations.  Three prizes will be awarded:  first place $2,500; second place $1,500; third place $1,000. Submissions must be postmarked by July 1, 2000.


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