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of November 5, 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 John New (class of 2007) for winning the William J. Pierce Writing
Contest, sponsored by the National Council of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws.
to Frank Hill (class of 2007) for winning the Chicago-Kent Institute for Law
and the Humanities annual paper prize.
*Congratulations to David Simon
(class of 2008) for placing as first runner-up in the Pacific Legal Foundation's
annual writing competition.
American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers Writing Competition.Topic:
Any topic in the area of consumer financial services law.Prizes:
First place, $1,000.Deadline: December 1, 2007.Web
Sponsor/Title: Grammy Foundation
Entertainment Law Initiative Legal Writing Contest.Topic:
A compelling issue facing the music industry.Prizes:
$5,000 and publication of paper; second place (four awards given), $1,500 and
publication of papers.Deadline: December 20, 2007.Web
Sponsor/Title: Center for
Global Trade & Development Student Essay Competition in International Law.
The Genocide Convention at Sixty.
Prizes: First place, $1,500.
January 20, 2008.
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
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 2007 semester.
There are formatting guidelines that must be followed. For questions, contact
Professor Martin H. Malin by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.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. (Diskette versions
of winning papers will be required).Deadline:
due no later than Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Epstein Becker & Green, P.C./Health Care and Life Sciences Law Writing
Topic: Any traditional area of the law as applied
to health care and life sciences, or areas of law unique to health care and life
Prizes: First place, $4,000; second place, $2,000;
third place, $500.
Deadline: January 25, 2008.
Indian Law Review Writing Competition.Topic:
Any issue concerning
American Indian law.Prizes:
First place, $1,000 and publication
of paper; second place, $500; third place, $250.Deadline: January
Public Justice Foundation/Roscoe Hogan Environmental Essay Contest.Topic:
Global warming: how litigation can make a difference.Prizes:
First place, $5,000.Deadline:
Intent-to-enter form due January
Submissions due March 31, 2008.Web site:
Law & Contemporary Problems Jounral/Trandafir International Business Writing
Any topic of contemporary international
business or economic concern with a legal nexus.Prizes:
place, $2,000 and publication of paper.Deadline: February
Web site: http://www.law.uiowa.edu/journals/tlcp/trandafir.php
Constitution Society for Law and PolicyNational Student Writing Competition.Topic:
Liberty, security and democracy in our evolving society.Prizes:
First place, $3,000; two runner ups, $1,000 each.
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, $5,000; second
place, $3,000; third place, $1,000.Deadline: May 1, 2008
Sponsor/Title: The College
of Labor and Employment Lawyers Writing Competition
Any aspect of public or private labor or employment law.Prizes:
First place, $1,500; second place, $1,000; third place, $500.Deadline:
May 15, 2008
.Web site: http://www.law.ou.edu/lawrevs/ail
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. National prizes may be given in the
discretion of the sponsors in the amount of $3,000 (first prize), $2,000 (second
prize), and $1,000 (third prize).Deadline:
June 30, 2008. Other
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