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Writing Contests:

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Week of February 13, 2006

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: National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) Student Journal Writing Competition.
Topic: Any topic related to one or more of the following three issues in an elder law practice: (1) diversity in senior housing; (2) diversity in access to health care; and (3) diversity in capacity and guardianship.
Prizes:  First place, $1,500; second place, $1,000; third place, $500. The top eight articles will be published in the NAELA Student Journal.
Deadline: February 27, 2006.
Website
: http://www.naela.org


Sponsor/Title: Berkeley Technology Law Journal Writing Competition.
Topic: Topics at the intersection of law and technology, including but not limited to: intellectual property, antitrust, First Amendment, entertainment and new media, telecommunications, biotechnology, Internet, and cybercrime.
Prizes:  First place, $2,000 and publication of article; second place, $750; third place, $500.
Deadline: February 28, 2006.
Website
: http://www.btlj.boalt.org/submissions/competition.php


Sponsor/Title: National Association of Women Lawyers Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition.
Topic: Any issue concerning women's rights or the status of women in the law.
Prizes:  First place, $500 and publication of article.
Deadline: March 1, 2006.


Sponsor/Title: American Immigration Law Foundation Edward L. Dubroff Memorial Legal Writing Contest.
Topic: Any aspect of American immigration and nationality law.
Prizes:  First place, $1,000.
Deadline: March 13, 2006.
Website
: http://www.ailf.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: May 31, 2006.
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 2005).
Prizes:  First place, $12,500 toward tuition; second place, $5,000; third place, $2,500.
Deadline: June 1, 2006.
Website
: http://www.nradefensefund.org


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