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Writing Contests:

Information Provided by Dean Sowle's Office

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Week of May 15, 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.

Congratulations to John New (class of 2007) for winning the William J. Pierce Writing Contest, sponsored by the National Council of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws.

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: Chicago-Kent Institute for Law and the Humanities Student Paper Prize.
Topic: Papers may address any issue, if the issue is examined from both a legal and a humanities-based perspective, or if the paper integrates the two perspectives in an appropriate manner, including legal philosophy, legal history, law and literature, and law and religion. Papers should be scholarly and worthy of publication.
Eligibility: The contest is limited to Chicago-Kent students enrolled in teh 2005-2006 year. Submissions must have been written in association with a course or an independent research project in either the Fall 2005 term or the Spring 2006 term. Submissions should be sent to Professor Sheldon Nahmod (snahmod@kentlaw.edu). The contest is open to both J.D. and LL.M. students.
Prizes: First place, $500; honorable mention, $250.
Deadline: June 1, 2006.

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: National Lesbian and Gay Law Association Michael Greenberg Student Writing Competition.
Topic: A cutting edge legal issue affecting the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and/or Intersex community.
Prizes: First place, $1,000 and publication in the Journal of Law and Sexuality.
Deadline: June 15, 2006.
Website: http://www.lavenderlaw.org/writing.competition.html

Sponsor/Title: Santa Clara Computer & High Technology Law Journal Comment Contest.
Topic: "Hot topics in intellectual property and technology law." Submissions may address patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, biotechnology, telecommunications, technology licensing, venture capital, antitrust, e-commerce, computer law, cyberspace law, privacy, and any other current topic in high technology law.
Prizes: First place, $2,000; second place, $1,500; third place, $1,000.
Deadline: June 15, 2006.
Website: http://www.scu.edu/techlaw/contest.html


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

Sponsor/Title: ABA Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Student Writing Competition.
Topic: Real property, probate, and/or trust law subjects of general and current interest..
Prizes: First place, $2,000; second place, $500; third place, $250.
Deadline: June 16, 2006.
Website: http://www.abanet.org/rppt/writingcontest


Sponsor/Title: Attorney-CPA Foundation Essay Contest.
Topic: Compare and contrast the SEC/PCABO and AICPA rules and philosophy on independence for the attestation role including the attribution to the practice entity and other professionals therein.
Prizes: First place, $2,500; second place, $1,500; third and fourth places, $500 each; and four regional prizes of $250 each.
Deadline: June 30, 2006.
Website: http://www.attorney-cpa.com

Sponsor/Title: Federal Circuit Bar Association George Hutchinson Writing Contest.
Topic: Any topic that lies within the procedure, substance, or scope of the jurisdiction of the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.
Prizes: First place, $3,000 (discretionary); second and third place cash awards may also be awarded.
Deadline: June 30, 2006.
Website: http://fedcirbar.org

Sponsor/Title: The Theodore Tannenwald, Jr. Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship Writing Competition.
Topic: Any federal or state tax topic.
Prizes: First place, $3,500; second place, $2,500; third place, $1,500.
Deadline: June 30, 2006.
Website: http://www.abanet.org/lsd/competitions/writing-contests/06tannenwald-rules.pdf

Sponsor/Title: American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP) Nathan Burkan Memorial Competition.
Topic: Any aspect of copyright law.
Prizes: First place $600, second place $250 at each participating law school.
Deadline: June 30, 2006.
Other Information: Two winning papers will be chosen, and awards given, at each participating law school. Open to third-year (or, with permission, second-year) law students. Each school will be responsible for choosing the winning papers. Any Chicago-Kent student interested in submitting a paper should contact Dean Sowle well in advance of the June 30 deadline.
Website: http://www.ascap.com

Sponsor/Title: National Association of Counsel for Children Student Essay Competition on the Legal Interests of Children.
Topic: Submissions will be evaluated on the importance of the topic to advancing the legal interests of children.
Prizes: First place, $1,000 and publication in the 2006 Children's Law Manual.
Deadline: August 1, 2006.
Website: http://www.NACCchildlaw.org


Sponsor/Title: Jones Day Antitrust Writing Competition.
Topic: Submissions should emphasize practical analysis of antitrust problems.
Prizes: First place, $10,000; two honorable mentions, $1,500 each.
Deadline: December 31, 2006.



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