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Writing Contests:

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Week of January 22, 2007

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: 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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