Writing Contests:
Information provided by Dean Sowle's Office
2001-2002 Academic Year

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New listings added for the current week, if any, 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.

Sponsor/Title: The Asian Law Journal.
Topic: Submissions must explore legal issues that impact the Asian Pacific American community. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, Asian Pacific American political empowerment, the use of "cultural defenses" in criminal law, racial profiling, or Asian Pacific Americans and affirmative action.
Prizes:  First place, $250.
Deadline:  Submissions must be postmarked by October 15, 2001.

Sponsor/Title:  Berkeley Women's Law Journal Writing Award.
Topic: The Journal publises articles that address the lives and struggles of underrepresented women.  In particular, the Journal encourages submissions that examine the intersection of gender with one or more other axes of subordination including, but not limited to, race, class, sexual orientation, and disability.
Prizes: First place, $250 and publication of the article.
Deadline: Articles must be received by November 1, 2001.

Sponsor/Title: ASECA Securities Law Writing Competition.
Topic: Any subect in the field of securities law.
Prizes:  First place, $3,000; second place, $2,000; third place, $1,000.
Deadline:  The deadline for submissions is December 15, 2001.

Sponsor/Title: The NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund 2001-2002 Law Student Essay Contest.
Topic: The right of the individual to keep and bear arms as a federally protected right.
Prizes:  First place, $5,000; second place, $3,000; third place, $2,000; fourth place, $1,000.
Deadline:  Submissions must be postmarked or delivered no later than March 31, 2002.

Sponsor/Title: Alliance Defense Fund.
Topic: Same sex marriage: Protected by the free speech clause of the First Amendment?
Prizes:  First place, $7,500.
Deadline: Entries must be postmarked no later than April 16, 2002.

Sponsor/Title: International Association of Defense Counsel.
Topic: Entries must address a subject of practical concern to lawyers engaged in the defense or management of the defense of civil litigation, such as, for examples, relevant aspects of tort law, insurance law, civil procedure, evidence, damages, alternative dispute resolution procedures, and professional ethics.
Prizes:  First place, $2,000; second place, 1,000; third place, $500.
Deadline: Entries must be postmarked on or before April 16, 2002.

Sponsor/Title: The NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund and the NRA Foundation, Inc.
Topic: Scholarships are available to third-year law students who submit articles on the constitutional right to keep and bear arms of quality suitable for publication in a law review.
Prizes:  First place, $12,500 toward tuition; second place, $5,000; third place, $2,500.
Deadline:  Submissions must be received no later than July 1, 2002.

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