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Writing Contests:

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Week of September 20, 2004

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: University of Leicester Victoria Fisher Memorial Prize.
Topic: Women and the law.
Prizes:  First place, 250 British pounds.
Deadline:  Entries must be received by September 30, 2004.
Website
: http://www.le.ac.uk/law/info/laugfish.html

Sponsor/Title: Asian Law Journal Student Writing Competition.
Topic: Legal issues that impact the Asian Pacific American community. Possible topics include, but ar 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. However, submissions focusing on any legal issue affecting Asian Americans will be considered.
Prizes:  First place, $250 and publication of the article.
Deadline:  Entries must be postmarked by October 22, 2004.

Sponsor/Title: Berkeley Women's Law Journal Writing Award.
Topic: The Journal publishes pieces that address the lives and struggles of underrepresented women. In particular, the Journal seeks 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:  Entries must be received by November 1, 2004.

Sponsor/Title: National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, William J. Pierce Writing Contest.
Topic: Entries must address a uniform or model act, or an issue arising from a uniform or model act promulgated by NCCUSL.
Prizes:  First place, $500.
Deadline:  Entries must be received no later than December 1, 2004.

Sponsor/Title: American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers Writing Competition.
Topic: Consumer financial services law.
Prizes:  First place, $1,000.
Deadline:  Entries must be submitted before December 1, 2004.

Sponsor/Title: American College of Legal Medicine Student Writing Competition in Bioethics.
Topic: Any aspect of bioethics, that is, any ethical issues arising specifically within the health care arena in the 21st century. Examples of suitable topics would include the ethical implications of death and dying, reproductive rights, bioterrorism, patient-physician relationship, patient safety, public health, biological sciences, organ donation and allocation, biomedical and behavioral research, and medical genetics.
Prizes:  First place, $1,000; second place, $500; third place, $250.
Deadline:  Entries must be submitted by the end of the business day, January 5, 2005.
Website
: http://www.aclm.org


Sponsor/Title: American College of Legal Medicine Student Writing Competition in Legal Medicine.
Topic: Any aspect of Legal Medicine, including medical licensure and regulation of the profession, business aspects of medical practice, liability of physicians, hospitals, managed care organizations, and pharmaceutical manufacturers, public health law, the physician-patient relationship, care of special patients, food and drug law, medical research, forensic science, and the history of legal medicine.
Prizes:  First place, $1,000.
Deadline:  Entries must be submitted by the end of the business day, January 5, 2005.
Website
: http://www.aclm.org


Sponsor/Title: NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund 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:  Entries must be postmarked or delivered on or before May 31, 2005.
Website
: http://www.nradefensefund.org

Sponsor/Title: NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund Scholarship Contest for Law Students.
Topic: Scholarships will be awarded to law students who submit articles on the constitutional right to keep and bear arms of quality suitable for publication in a law review journal. Open to third-year law students (as of Fall 2004).
Prizes:  First place, $12,500 toward tuition; second place, $5,000; third place, $2,500.
Deadline:  Entries must be received on or before June 1, 2005.
Website
: http://www.nradefensefund.org


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