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Writing Contests:

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Week of January 18, 2010

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: Epstein Becker & Green Health Law Writing Competition.
Topic: Any traditional area of the law as applied to health care (e.g., antitrust, tax, corporate), or areas of law unique to health care (e.g., fraud and abuse, managed care, Medicare/Medicaid, clinical trials).
Prizes: First place, $4,000; second place, $2,000; third place, $500.
Deadline: January 22, 2010.
Web site: http://www.ebglaw.com/healthlawwriting

Sponsor/Title: Public Justice Foundation/Roscoe Hogan Environmental Essay Contest.
Topic: Can coal be clean? Litigation remedies for coal contamination from mining to combustion to sequestration.
Prizes: First place, $5,000.
Deadline: Intent-to-Enter deadline: January 29, 2010. Essay Contest deadline: March 31, 2010.
Web site: http://www.publicjustice.net

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: Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems/Trandafir International Business Writing Competition.
Topic: Any topic of contemporary international business or economic concern with a legal nexus.
Prizes: First place, $2,000 and publication of paper.
Deadline: February 1, 2010.
Web site: http://www.uiowa.edu/~tlcp/html/trandafir_competition.html

Sponsor/Title: American Constitution Society for Law and Policy/Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law.
Topic: Any topic in the area of regulatory or administraive law.
Prizes: First place, $1,500.
Deadline: February 12, 2010.
Web site: http://www.acslaw.org


Sponsor/Title: American Constitution Society for Law and Policy/National Student Writing Competition.
Topic: Papers should further and promote a progressive vision of the Constitution, law, and public policy.
Prizes: First place, $3,000; two runners up, $1,000 each.
Deadline: February 19, 2010.
Web site: http://www.acslaw.org


Sponsor/Title: ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Liability and Long & Levit LLP/Bert W. Levit Essay Contest.
Topic: This year's topic concerns pleading and burdens, in a legal malpractice case, on the issue of collectibility of damages in the underlying case. See contest rules for a complete description of the topic hypothetical.
Prizes: First place, $5,000.
Deadline: February 19, 2010.
Web site: http://www.abanet.org/legalservices/lpl/levit/levit.html
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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