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Writing Contests:

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Week of October 19, 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 320.

*Congratulations to Christoper Jacob (class of 2009) for winning third place in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers National Law Student Writing Competition.
*Congratulations to Elizabeth E. Tempel (class of 2011) for winning first place in the 2009 SmithAmundsen Excellence in Legal Writing Award.

Sponsor/Title: Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni/ Securities Law Writing Competition.
Topic: Any sugject in the field of securities law.
Prizes: First place, $5,000; second place, $3,000; third place, $2,000.
Deadline: November 13, 2009.

Sponsor/Title: International Ombudsman Association Student Writing Competition.
Topic: Legal and policy issues a legislature should consider in evaluating whether to enact a confidentiality privilege for communications between organizational ombudsmen and those using their services.
Prizes: First place, $2,500 and possible publication of the essay.
Deadline: November 15, 2009.


Sponsor/Title: Center for Alcohol Policy Essay Contest.
Topic: State regulation of alcohol is important because....
Prizes: First place, $5,000; second place, $2,500; third place, $1,000.
Deadline: November 18, 2009.
Web site: http://www.centerforalcoholpolicy.org

Sponsor/Title: American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers Writing Competition.
Topic: Any topic dealing with consumer financial services law.
Prizes: First place, $1,000.
Deadline: December 1, 2009.
Web site: http://www.accfsl.org


Sponsor/Title: Grammy Foundation Entertainment Law Initiative/Legal Writing Competition.
Topic: A compelling legal issue facing the music industry and a proposed solution.
Prizes: First place, $5,000 and publication of paper; second place (four awards given), $1,500 and publication of papers.
Deadline: January 4, 2010.
Web site:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Entertainment-Law-Initiative/78505784535

Sponsor/Title: The American College of Legal Medicine Student Writing Competition in Legal Medicine/Letourneau Award.
Topic: Any aspect of legal medicine, including medical licensure and regulation of the profession, business aspects of medical practice, liability of physicians, hospitals, managed care organizations, and pharmaceutical manufacturers, public health law, the physician-patient relationship, care of spcial patients, food and drug law, medical research, forensic science and the history of legal medicine.
Prizes: First place, $1,000.
Deadline: January 11, 2010.
Web site: http://www.aclm.org

Sponsor/Title: The American College of Legal Medicine Bioethics Student Writing Competition.
Topic: Any aspect of bioethics, that is, any ethical issues arising specifically within the health care arena in the 21st century.
Prizes: First place, $1,000.
Deadline: January 11, 2010.
Web site: http://www.aclm.org

Sponsor/Title: American 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: February 1, 2010.
Web site: http://www.law.ou.edu/lawrevs/ailr
Sponsor/Title: Embryo Adoption Awareness Center/Embryo Donation and Adoption Law Writing Competition.
Topic: Submissions should address the 2010 Problem specified in the competition rules, available at http://www.embryolaw.org.
Prizes: First place, $2,500; second place, $1,500; third place, $1,000.
Deadline: March 8, 2010.
Web site: http://www.embryolaw.org


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