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of February 16, 2009
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 Christoper Jacob (class of 2009) for winning third place in the College
of Labor and Employment Lawyers National Law Student Writing Competition.
to Gwynne Kizer (class of 2010) for winning first place in the 2008 SmithAmundsen
Excellence in Legal Writing Award.
Sponsor/Title: ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Liability/Bert W. Levit Essay Contest.
Topic: Designated hypothetical involving attorney/client privilege waiver.
Prizes: First place, $5,000.
Deadline: February 20, 2009.
Web site: http://abanet.org/legalservices/lpl/levit/levit.html
Sponsor/Title: Saint Louis University School of Law Student Legal Writers' Association/2009 Law Student Symposium.
Any area of law.
First place, $500.
Deadline: February 13, 2009.
Web site: http://sites.google.com/a/slu.edu/symposium
Sponsor/Title: Law Students for Reproductive Justice/Sarah Weddington Prize for New Student Scholarship in Reproductive Rights.
Topic: Submissions should focus on marginalized individuals or communities and apply a reproductive justice lens in their analyses.
Prizes: First place, $750; second place, $250.
Deadline: March 2, 2009.
Web site: http://www.lsrj.org
Sponsor/Title: Houston Journal of International Law/James Baker Hughes Prize Contest.
International economic law.
First place, $500.
Deadline: March 9, 2009.
Web site: http://www.hjil.org
Sponsor/Title: American Bankruptcy Institute/First Annual Bankruptcy Law Student Writing Competition.
Papers should address one of the following topics: (1) Section 363 sales; or (2) Plan confirmation.
First place, $1,000 and publication of paper; second place, $750 and publication of paper; third place, $500.
Deadline: March 15, 2009.
Web site: Click here
Sponsor/Title: Willamette University College of Law and Center for Law and Government/2009 Peterson Prize National Writing Competition on the Tenth Amendment.
Submissions should address one or more issues, historic or contemporary, involving the priniples underlying the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
First place, $5,000; second place, $3,000; third place, $2,000.
Deadline: March 15, 2009
Sponsor/Title: Sovereignty Symposium XXII/Chief Justice John B. Doolin Writing Competition.
Any area of law relating to Native Americans or other indigenous peoples.
First place, $500 and publication of paper; second place, $300; third place, $200.
Deadline: March 30, 2009.
Sponsor/Title: Notre Dame Law School/Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition.
Topic: Any issue within the general category of legal ethics.
Prizes: First place, $2,500.
Deadline: April 24, 2009.
Web site: http://www.nd.edu/~ndlaw/writing_competitions/smith_doheny.pdf
Sponsor/Title: National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees Law Student Writing Competition.
Topic: An issue concerning Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code.
Prizes: Not specified.
Deadline: April 30, 2009.
Sponsor/Title: †The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers Writing Competition
:† Any aspect of public or private labor or employment law. Students are encouraged to present a (a) public policy issue, (b) critique of a leading case or doctrine, (c) comment on a statute or the need for a statutory modification, or (d) comment on a common law doctrine.
First place, $1,500; second place, $1,000; third place, $500.
Deadline: May 15, 2009.
There are formatting guidelines that must be followed. For information visit the website at http://www.kentlaw.edu/academics/plel/record.html
. Print copies are also available at Sharon Wyatt-Jordanís desk, room 803.
In addition to a monetary award, the winner will have his/her article published in a future issue of the College newsletter and posted on the College's website. The Labor Lawyer, a journal of ideas and developments in labor and employment law, published by the American Bar Association and the Section of Labor and Employment Law, has indicated a strong desire to publish the winning entry, if it meets their publication standards. Winners will also be invited guests at the Annual Induction Dinner of the College, where they will be recognized and honored during the evening program.
Sponsor/Title: American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP)/ Nathan Burkan Memorial Competition.
Any aspect of copyright law.
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, 2009
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.
Sponsor/Title: The Theodore Tannenwald, Jr. Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship and The American College of Tax Counsel/Tannenwald Writing Competition
Any federal or state tax-related topic.
First place, $5,000; second place, $2,500; third place, $1,500.
Deadline: July 1, 2009
Web site: http://www.tannenwald.org