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Writing Contests:

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Week of December 4, 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: Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni, Inc./Securities Law Writing Competition.
Topic: Any subject in the field of securities law.
Prizes: First place, $5,000; second place, $3,000; third place, $2,000.
Deadline: November 15, 2006.
Web site: http://www.secalumni.org

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: GRAMMY Foundation Entertainment Law Initiative Legal Writing Contest.
Topic: Submissions should address a compelling legal issue facing the music industry.
Prizes: First place, $5,000 and publication of the paper; second place (four winners), $1,500 each and publication of the papers.
Deadline: January 5, 2007.
Web site: http://www.grammyfoundation.com

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: International Trademark Association/Ladas Memorial Award Competition.
Topic: Submissions should be on the subject of trademark law or a matter that direclty relates to or affects trademarks.
Prizes: First place, $2,000.
Deadline: January 10, 2007.

Sponsor/Title: National Center for Nonsmokers' Rights/Legal Research and Writing Contest.
Topic: Submissions should propose an idea for a novel legal or law-related action to protect or advance nonsmokers' rights.
Prizes: First place, $5,000; second place, $3,000; third place, $1,000. In addition, 25 special $1,000 travel grants will be given to contestants to attend the Fourth World Conference on Nonsmokers' Rights in April 2007.
Deadline: January 15, 2007. (Note: Initial entrants need submit only a 1,000-word summary of their proposal by the January 15 deadline. Only the 25 finalists are required to prepare complete papers.)
Web site: http://nosmokingcontest.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: Epstein Becker & Green P.C./Health Care and Life Sciences Law Writing Competition.
Topic: Any traditional area of law as applied to health care and life sciences (e.g., antitrust, tax, corporate) or areas of law unique to health care and life sciences (e.g., fraud and abuse, managed care, Medicare/Medicaid, clinical trials).
Prizes: First place, $4,000; second place, $2,000; third place, $500.
Deadline: January 26, 2007.
Web site: http://www.ebghealthlaw.com

Sponsor/Title: American Indian Law Review Writing Competition.
Topic: Any issue concerning American Indian Law.
Prizes: First place, $1,000 and publication of the paper; second place, $500; third place, $250.
Deadline: January 31, 2007.
Web site: http://www.law.ou.edu/lawrevs/ailr

Sponsor/Title: Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems/Trandafir International Business Writing Competition.
Topic: Submissions should address a contemporary international business or economic issue.
Prizes: First place, $2,000 and publication of the paper.
Deadline: February 1, 2007.
Web site: http://www.law.uiowa.edu/journals/tlcp/trandafir.php

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.fedbar.org

Sponsor/Title: American College of Trial Lawyers/Law Student Essay Contest on Judicial Independence.
Topic: Judicial independence and the separation of powers doctrine.
Prizes: First place, $10,000; second place, $5,000.
Deadline: March 1, 2007.
Web site: http://www.actl.com

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 12, 2007.
Web site: http://www.ailf.org

Sponsor/Title: Hofstra Law School and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC)/Family Law Writing Competition.
Topic: Any area of family law, although topics that focus on international or interdisciplinary subjects of family law are especially encouraged.
Prizes: First place, $500 and consideration for publication; honorable mention (up to two), $250 and consideration for publication.
Deadline: March 15, 2007.
Web sites: http://www.hofstra.edu/academics/law/law_center_family.cfm and http://www.afccnet.org

Sponsor/Title: American College of Trust and Estate Counsel/Mary Moers Wenig Student Writing Competition.
Topic: Submissions should address one or more legal issues in the area of trusts and estates and related taxation..
Prizes: First place, $1,000.
Deadline: May 1, 2007.
Web site: http://www.actec.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/?mvcTask=writingCompetition

Sponsor/Title: American Planning Association, Planning and Law Division/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; second place, $1,000; Honorable Mention (up to two), $250.
Deadline: June 8, 2007.

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, 2007.
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: 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.

Sponsor/Title: The Theodore Tannenwald, Jr. Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship and the American College of Tax Counsel/Tannenwald Writing Competition.
Topic: Any federal or state tax topic.
Prizes: First place, $3,500; second place, $2,500; third place, $1,500.
Deadline: July 2, 2007.
Other Information: Each submitted paper must be sponsored by a professor at the student's law school.
Website: http://abanet.org/lsd/competitions/writing-contests/home.html or http://americantaxpolicyinstitute.org


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