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Writing Contests:

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Week of March 1, 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: 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: Canadian American Bar Association/Law Student Essay Competition.
Topic: Compare U.S. and Canadian law in an area of law of your choice.
Prizes: First place, $500; second place, $100.
Deadline: March 7, 2010.
Web site: http://www.canambar.com


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

Sponsor/Title: National Association of Women Lawyers/Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition.
Topic: Any issue concerning women's rights or the status of women in the law.
Prizes: First place, $500 and publication of essay.
Deadline: April 30, 2010.
Web site: http://www.nawl.org

Sponsor/Title: National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees/Law Student Writing Competition.
Topic: Any issue concerning Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code.
Prizes: First place, publication of essay.
Deadline: April 30, 2010.

Sponsor/Title: College of Labor and Employment Lawyers Writing Competition.
Topic: Any aspect of domestic public or private labor or employment law.
Prizes: First place, $1,500; second place, $1,000; third place, $500.
Deadline: May 1, 2010 (postmarked) or May 14, 2010 (email).

Sponsor/Title: International Association of Defense Counsel Legal Writing Contest.
Topic: A subject of practical concern to lawyers engaged in the defense or management of the defense of civil litigation, such as relevant aspects of tort law, insurance law, civil procedure, evidence, damages, alternative dispute resolution procedures, and professional ethics.
Prizes: First place, $2,000; second place, $1,000; third place, $500.
Deadline: May 14, 2010.

Web site: http://www.iadclaw.org/publications/contest.aspx


Sponsor/Title: The American College of Employee Benefits Counsel Writing Competition.
Topic: Any topic in the field of employee benefits law.
Prizes: First place, $1,500 (two winners).
Deadline: June 1, 2010.

Web site: http://www.acebc.com


Sponsor/Title: American Judges Association Law Student Essay Competition.
Topic: Either: the pluses and minuses of ediscovery; or: the effect of Melendez-Diaz on state statutory schemes for admission of lab results.
Prizes: First place, $3,000; second place, $1,500; third place, $1,000.
Deadline: June 1, 2010.

Web site: http://aja.ncsc.dni.us


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