Chicago-Kent Institute for Law and the Humanities
Annual Student Paper Prize
The Chicago-Kent Institute
for Law and the Humanities is pleased to announce its third annual student paper
prize. An award of $500 will be presented to the best law and humanities paper
in 2006-2007. J.D. as well as LL.M. students at Chicago-Kent are eligible for
the prize. There will be an honorable-mention prize of $250.00.
and humanities paper is one that examines any issue from both a legal and a humanities-based
perspective, or integrates the two perspectives in an appropriate manner, including
legal philosophy, legal history, law and literature and law and religion. The
paper should be scholarly and worthy of publication.
Eligibility and Submission:
The prize is limited to Chicago-Kent students enrolled in the 2006-2007 year.
Submissions must have been written in association with a course or an independent
research project or Law Review note in either the Fall 2006 term or the Spring
2007 term. Submissions are to be received no later than June 1, 2007.
direct all inquiries to Professor Sheldon Nahmod (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Professor
Dan Hamilton (email@example.com).
Pacific Legal Foundation Program for Judicial Awareness/ Student Writing Competition.
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:
$5,000; first runner-up, $3,000; second runner-up, $1,500. Deadline: May
. Web site: http://www.pacificlegal.org/?mvcTask=writingCompetition
American Judges Association/American Judges Foundation Annual Law Student Essay
Topic: The rule of law in times of conflict.
Prizes: First place, $3,000; second place, $1,500; third
Deadline: June 1, 2007.
National Lesbian & Gay Law Association/Michael Greenberg Student Writing Competition.
A cutting edge legal issue affecting the Lesbian,
Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and/or Intersex community. Prizes:
place, $3,000 scholarship and publication of article; first runner-up, $2,000
scholarship; third place, $1,000 scholarship. Deadline: June
. Web site: http://nlgla.org
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).
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,
. 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:
Sponsor/Title: Faculty of Law, University of
Alberta/Holocaust Remembrance Essay Award.
Any topic addressing the relationship between law and the Holocaust.
place, $500 (Canadian).
Deadline: July 1, 2007.
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:
$3,500; second place, $2,500; third place, $1,500. Deadline: July
. Other Information:
Each submitted paper must be
sponsored by a professor at the student's law school. Website: