Writing Contests:
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2000-2001 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 American Business Law Journal is sponsoring a writing contest for third year law students. Submissions should address any area of business law, broadly interpreted, including but not limited to: antitrust, banking, bankruptcy, business organizations, contracts, environmental constitutional, e-commerce, employment, ethics, financial, international, property, securities, taxation, and tort law. The first prize winner will receive a cash prize of $1,000 and an offer to publish the paper in the American Business Law Journal. The deadlines for submissions is December 15, 2000.

The ABA Section of Antitrust Law announces its 2000 Student Writing Comptetition. Submissions must be published in the law school's Law Review; nominations must be made by the editor-in-chief of the Law Review.  Artlices may address any antitrust-related topic of general and current interest to the antitrust law community, including (but not limited to) topics relating to civil and criminal antitrust law, competition policy, consumer protection, and international competition law.  The winning entrant will receive an award of $1,000 and payment of expenses to attend the Section's annual Spring Meeting.  Submissions are due no later than January 5, 2001.

The Institute for Law and the Workplace announces the 2000-2001 Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law, co-sponsored by the Jackson Lewis firm and by the Institute for Law and the Workplace. Submissions must be the law student authorís 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 2000 semester. 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. 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 by the Chicago-Kent Law Review in an issue containing the paper from Chicago-Kentís annual Kenneth M. Piper Memorial Lecture in Labor Law. There are formatting guidelines that must be followed. For a flyer or questions, contact Professor Martin H. Malin by email at mmalin@kentlaw.edu. Submissions are due no later than January 12, 2001

The Patent and Trademark Office Society and the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society announces their 2000 Student Paper Contest.  The author of the best article on a subject relating to intellectual property will receive a prize of $1,000. Submissions must be mailed or e-maild on or before January 10, 2001; submissions not received by January 15, 2001 will not be considered.

The Theodore Tannenwald, Jr. Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship and the American College of Tax Counsel announce the first annual Tannenwald Writing Competition.  Submissions may address any topic in the field of taxation.  Prizes will be awarded as follows:  First Prize, $3,000; second prize, $2,000; third prize, $1,000. Submissions are due by February 1, 2001.

The Alliance Defense Fund announces the fourth annual William Pew Religious Freedom Scholarship Competition, on the topic: Sexual Identity: Objective Reality or Sexual Illusion. The author of the winning paper will receive a $7,500 scholarship.  Submissions must be postmarked no later than April 16, 2001.


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