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Writing Contests:

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Week of March 6, 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: 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: Hofstra Law School and Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Family Law Writing Competition.
Topic: Any area of family law, although topics focused on international and interdisciplinary subjects of family law are especially encouraged.
Prizes: First place, $500; Honorable mention (up to two), $250.
Deadline: March 15, 2006.

Sponsor/Title: ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, Gellhorn-Sargentich Law Student Essay Competition.
Topic: A problem or issue arising at the intersection of constitutional and administrative law.
Prizes: First place, $500.
Deadline: March 31, 2006
Website: http://www.abanet.org/adminlaw/news/writing1.pdf.

Sponsor/Title: American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Mary Moers Wenig Student Writing Competition.
Topic: One or more legal issues in the area of trusts and estates and related taxation.
Prizes: First place, $5,000; second place, $3,000; third place, $1,000.
Deadline: April 1, 2006.
Website: http://www.actec.org

Sponsor/Title: International Association of Defense Counsel Legal Writing Contest.
Topic: A subject of practical concern to lawyers engaged in the defense or management of the defense of civil litigation, such as 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: April 23, 2006.
Website
: http://www.iadclaw.org/contest.cfm

Sponsor/Title: Notre Dame Law School Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition.
Topic: Any issue within the general category of legal ethics.
Prizes: First place, $1,000.
Deadline: April 28, 2006.

Sponsor/Title: Foley & Lardner LLP Intellectual Property Writing Competition.
Topic: Any issue in the area of intellectual property law.
Prizes: First place, $5,000; second place, $5,000.
Deadline: May 15, 2006.
Website
: http://foley.com/IPwritingcompetition

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

Sponsor/Title: American Judges Association/American Judges Foundation Law Student Essay Competition.
Topic: The rule of law in times of conflict.
Prizes: First place, $3,000; second place, $1,500; third place, $1,000.
Deadline: June 1, 2006.
Website
: http://aja.ncsc.dni.us


Sponsor/Title: American Planning Association Smith-Babcock-Williams Student Writing Competition.
Topic: A question of significance in either planning or areas of law germane to planning (e.g., land use, local government or environmental law).
Prizes: First place, $2,500 and submission for publication; second place, $1,000; honorable mentions (up to two), $250.
Deadline: June 5, 2006.


Sponsor/Title: Mercer University School of Law Adam A. Milani Disability Law Writing Competition.
Topic: Any aspect of disability law, theory or practice.
Prizes: First place, between $300 and $500.
Deadline: June 15, 2006.
Website:
http://www.law.mercer.edu/academics/legal_writing/writingcomp.cfm


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