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Writing Contests:

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Week of February 8, 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: 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: Journal of Business & Securities Law/Elliot A. Spoon Business Law Writing Competition.
Topic: Any current topic concerning business or securities law.
Prizes: First place, $500 and publication of article.
Deadline: March 5, 2010.
Web site: http://www.msu.edu/~jbsl

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

Sponsor/Title: ABA Section on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law/Law Student Legal Writing Competition.
Topic: Any legal issue regarding affordable housing and/or community development law.
Prizes: First place, $1,000.
Deadline: March 12, 2010.
Web site: http://www.abanet.org/forums/affordable

Sponsor/Title: The Sovereignty Symposium XXIII/Chief Justice John B. Doolin Writing Competition.
Topic: Any area of the law relating to Native Americans or other indigenous peoples.
Prizes: First place, $500; second place, $300; third place, $200.
Deadline: March 31, 2010.


Sponsor/Title: New York Law School Center for Real Estate Studies/NYLS Real Estate Law Writing Competition.
Topic: Any area of real estate law or practice.
Prizes: First place, $1,000; honorable mention, $500.
Deadline: April 1, 2010.
Web site: http://www.nyls.edu/CRES/WritingCompetition

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 30, 2010.
Web site: http://www.nd.edu/~ndlaw/writing_competitions/smith_doheny.pdf



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