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of May 14, 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
to Kevin Case (class of 2006) for winning a Burton Award for Legal
Achievement for his article, "Lewd and Immoral: Nude Dancing, Sexual Expression,
and the First Amendment."
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.
Institute for Law and the Humanities
Third Annual Student Paper Prize
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.
A law 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.
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
Please 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). Prizes:
place, $2,500; second place, $1,000; Honorable Mention (up to two), $250.
Deadline: June 8, 2007
Inns of Court/Warren E. Burger Writing Competition.
Submissions should address one or more aspects of legal excellence, civility,
ethics or professionalism within the legal profession.
place, $5,000 and publication of article.
Web site: http://www.innsofcourt.org
Real Property, Probate and Trust Journal/Law Student Writing Competition.
Topic: A current topic dealing with real property, probate,
or trust law.
Prizes: First place, $2,000; second
place, $500; third place, $250.
Web site: http://www.abanet.org/rppt/publications/journal/writingcontest/home.html
Circuit Bar Association/George Hutchinson Writing Contest.
Any topic that lies within the procedure, substance, or scope of the jurisdiction
of the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.
place, $3,000 (discretionary with the Association).
Web site: http://www.fedcirbar.org
Intellectual Property Law Association/AIPLA Fellows Award Competition.
Topic: Issues relative to fair use and the research exemption
in intellectual property.
Prizes: First place, $2,000.
Deadline: June 30, 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: