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of April 14, 2008|
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
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.
Notre Dame Law School/Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition.
Any issue within the general category of legal ethics.
First place, $1,000.
Deadline: April 25, 2008.
American College of Trust and Estate Counsel/Mary Moers Wenig Student Writing
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
Web site: http://www.actec.org
SmithAmundsen Excellence in Legal Writing Award (for first-year Chicago-Kent
Prizes: First place, $5,000.
May 5, 2008, 5:00pm.
Eligibility: This award is available
to first-year students at Chicago-Kent whose personal or family background, life,
or cultural and/or ethnic experience contributes to a more diverse environment
at Chicago-Kent and in the legal community.
A committee of faculty members from the Chicago-Kent Legal Writing department
will select up to five appellate briefs submitted by first-year students who fit
these criteria. Authorship of the briefs will not be known to committee members
during the initial round of review. Student curriculum vitae, including work history,
community service and extracurricular involvement and leadership, will be considered
when selecting the winning applicant. Representatives from SmithAmundsen will
choose the winning applicant with input from Dean Krent.
be submitted in hard copy and include: (1) A cover letter describing your personal
qualities which contribute to a more diverse environment at Chicago-Kent and in
the legal community; (2) Two copies of the rewrite of your first-year appellate
brief; and (3) Curriculum vitae.
Applications should be submitted in hard
copy to: Alice Curry, Administrative Associate, Department of Legal Research and
Writing, Suite 803 (located outside Prof. Greenberg's office). You may also email
entry documents to Alice at email@example.com, after which you will receive confirmation
that your applicaiton and brief has been received.
Sovereignty Symposium XXI/Chief Justice John B. Doolin Writing Competition.
Any area of the law relating to Native Americans or other indigenous peoples.
First place, $500; second place, $300; third place, $200.
May 5, 2008.
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
American Judges Association Law Student Essay Competition Sponsor/Title:
Pacific Legal Foundation Program for Judicial Awareness
Submissions should address one of the following topics: (1) Using the criteria
set out in Penn Central Transp. v. City of New York, what sort(s) of land-use
regulation are most likely to be struck down as a regulatory takings over the
coming decade, and why? (2) Should the ban on discrimination on the basis of national
origin in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 be understood to mandate special accommodations
(e.g., free translation services) for non-English speakers? (3) Explain why the
"shocks the conscience" standard is inappropriate to gauge substantive
violations of the Due Process Clause in cases involving property rights.Prizes:
First place, $5,000; first runner-up, $3,000; second runner-up, $1,500.Deadline:
May 30, 2008
.Web site: http://www.pacificlegal.org
Submissions must address an issue relating to search and seiquire arising from
motor vehicle stops.Prizes:
First place, $3,000; second place,
$1,500; third place, $1,000.Deadline: June 2, 2008
American 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.Prizes:
First place, $5,000 and publication of paper.Deadline: June
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