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:  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: 2001-2002 Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law (co-sponsored by the Institute for Law and the Workplace and the Jackson Lewis firm).
Topic: Papes 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. Submissions must be the law student author's 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 2001 semester. There are formatting guidelines that must be followed. For a flyer or questions, contact Professor Martin H. Malin by e-mail at mmalin@kentlaw.edu.
Prizes:  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-Kent's annual Kenneth M. Piper Memorial Lecture in Labor Law.
Deadline:  Submissions are due no later than January 14, 2002.
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: NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund and 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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