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Writing Contests:

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Week of May 10, 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: The Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation/Brown Award for Excellence in Legal Writing.
Topic: No limitation on topic except that the submission must be on a legal subject.
Prizes: First place, $10,000.
Deadline: May 14, 2010.
Other information: Submissions must be nominated by a law school faculty member.

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: Customs and International Trade Bar Association and Brooklyn Law School/Andrew P. Vance Memorial Writing Competition.
Topic: A current issue relevant to customs and international trade law.
Prizes: First place, $1,000; second place, $500.
Deadline: May 19, 2010.

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

Sponsor/Title: American Planning Association, Planning and Law Divisioin/Smith-Babcock-Williams Student Writing Competition.
Topic: A question of significance in either city planning or associated areas of law (e.g., land use, local government or environmental law).
Prizes: First place, $2,500; second place, $1,000; and up to two honorable mention prizes of $250.
Deadline: June 7, 2010.

Sponsor/Title: New York State Bar Association Committee on Animals and the Law Student Writing Competition.
Topic: Any area of animal law..
Prizes: First place, $1,000; second place, $500.
Deadline: June 15, 2010.
Web site: http://nysba.org/animals

Sponsor/Title: American College of Trust and Estate Counsel/Mary Moers Wenig Student Writing Competition.
Topic: One or more legal issues in the area of trusts and estates and related taxation.
Prizes: First place, $5,000; second place, $3,000; third place, $1,000; and a variable amount for honorable mention winners.
Deadline: June 15, 2010.
Web site: http://www.actec.org

Sponsor/Title: American Inns of Court/Warren E. Burger Prize.
Topic: Submissions should address one or more aspects of legal excellence, civility, ethics, or professionalism.
Prizes: First place, $5,000 and publication of paper.
Deadline: June 15, 2010.

Sponsor/Title: Federal Circuit Bar Association/George Hutchinson Writing Competition.
Topic: Any topic that lies within the procedure, substance, or scope of the jurisdiction of the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.
Prizes: First place, $3,000; second and third place cash prizes may also be awarded.
Deadline: June 30, 2010.
Web site: http://www.fedcirbar.org/scholarships

Sponsor/Title: Illinois Association of Healtcare Attorneys/Law Student Writing Competition.
Topic: Submissions should address an issue of Illinois or federal health law; all submissions must address Illinois law in some manner.
Prizes: First place, $2,500; second place, $1,500; third place, $500.
Deadline: July 1, 2010.

Sponsor/Title: The Theodore Tannenwald, Jr. Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship and The American College of Tax Counsel/Tannenwald Writing Competition.
Topic: Any federal or state tax-related topic.
Prizes: First place, $5,000; second place, $2,500; third place, $1,500.
Deadline: July 1, 2010.
Web site: http://www.tannenwald.org

Sponsor/Title: University of Alberta Faculty of Law/Holocaust Remembrance Essay Award.
Topic: Any topic, provided that the submission somehow address the relationship between law and the Holocaust.
Prizes: First place, $500 (Canadian).
Deadline: July 1, 2010.

Sponsor/Title: Education Law Association and the Journal of Law and Education/George Jay Joseph Education Law Writing Award.
Topic: One or more legal issues within any of the various contexts of education, including public and private K-12 school sand institutions of higher education, especially current and emerging issues in elementary and secondary public education.
Prizes: The winner will be recognized at the Education Law Association's annual conference, and the winning manuscript will be published in the Journal of Law and Education.
Deadline: July 15, 2010.
Web site: http://www.educationlaw.org


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