Writing Contests:
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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 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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