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Writing Contests:

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Week of October 2, 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: American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers Writing Competition.
Topic: Any topic dealing with consumer financial services law..
Prizes: First place, $1,000.
Deadline: December 1, 2006.

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.

Sponsor/Title: National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws/William J. Pierce Writing Contest.
Topic: Submissions should address a uniform or model act, or an issue arising from a uniform or model act promulgted by NCCUSL.
Prizes: First place, $500 and consideration for publication.
Deadline: December 31, 2006.
Web site: http://www.nccusl.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: January 5, 2007.
Web site: http://www.aclm.org

Sponsor/Title: American College of Legal Medicine/Hoffman Bioethics Student Writing Competition.
Topic: Any aspect of bioethics, i.e., 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: January 5, 2007.
Web site: http://www.aclm.org

Sponsor/Title: 2006-2007 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: Papers 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 2006 semester. There are formatting guidelines that must be followed. For questions, contact Professor Martin H. Malin by email 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 on the Institute for Law and the Workplace website. (Electronic versions of winning papers will be required).
Deadline: January 16, 2007.

Sponsor/Title: Federal Bar Association Taxation Section Writing Competition.
Topic: Any topic concerning federal income taxation.
Prizes: First place, $1,500, publication in Section newsletter, and trip to annual conference; second place, $750 and publication in Section newsletter.
Deadline: February 1, 2007.
Web site: http://www.aclm.org

Sponsor/Title: Pacific Legal Foundation Program for Judicial Awareness Student Writing Competition.
Topic: Submissions should address one of the following topics: (1) whether the rationale of Grutter v. Bollinger, which accepted racial diversity as a compelling state interest in law school admissions, should be extended to K-12 public school classrooms; (2) how to resolve the tension between the rights of private property owners and collective environmental values; and (3) whether Justice Scalia's plurality opinion in Rapanos v. United States or Justice Kennedy's concurrence should guide future interpretations of federal regulatory authority under the Clean Water Act.
Prizes: First place, $5,000; first runner-up, $3,000; second runner-up, $1,500.
Deadline: May 31, 2007.
Web site: http://www.pacificlegal.org/aboutWriting.asp

Sponsor/Title: Faculty of Law, University of Alberta/Holocaust Remembrance Essay Award.
Topic: Any topic addressing the relationship between law and the Holocaust.
Prizes: First place, $500 (Canadian).
Deadline: July 1, 2007.


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