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Writing Contests:

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Week of January 31, 2011

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 Elizabeth K. Camille (class of 2012) for winning first place in the 2010 SmithAmundsen Excellence in Legal Writing Award.
*Congratulations to Matthew J. Bartmes (class of 2010) for winning first place in the Louis Jackson National Memorial Law Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law.
*Congratulations to Keith R. Syverson (class of 2011) for winning first place in the 2010 Chicago-Kent Institute for Law and the Humanities Paper Competition, and to Jerry D. Thomas (class of 2011) for winning second place in the competition.

Sponsor/Title: Transnational Law and 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 the article.
Deadline: February 1, 2011.
Web site: http://www.uiowa.edu/~tlcp/trandafir_competition.html

Sponsor/Title: ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Liability/Bert W. Levitt Essay Contest.
Topic: A hypothetical involving standing to bring a fraud action against a lawyer (the complete hypothetical is available at the web site provided below).
Prizes: First place, $5,000.
Deadline: February 18, 2011.
Web site: http://bit.ly/Levit2011

Sponsor/Title: The Bankruptcy Litigation Committee of the American Bankruptcy Institute/ABI Bankruptcy Law Student Writing Competition.
Topic: A current issue regarding bankruptcy jurisdiction, bankruptcy litigation, or evidence in bankruptcy cases or proceedings.
Prizes: First place, $1,000 and publication of paper; second place, $750 and publication of paper; third place, $500 and publication of paper.
Deadline: March 1, 2011.


Sponsor/Title: Michigan State University College of Law/Elliot A. Spoon Business Law Writing Competition.
Topic: Any current topic concerning business or securities law.
Prizes: First place, $500 and publication of paper.
Deadline: March 4, 2011.


Sponsor/Title: Willamette University College of Law, Center for Law and Government/National Writing Competition on Federalism and the U.S. Constitution (Peterson Prize).
Topic: Submissions should address one or more issues, historic or contemporary, involving the principles underlying the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution.
Prizes: First place, $5,000; second place, $3,000; third place, $2,000.
Deadline: March 18, 2011.

Sponsor/Title: National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees Law Student Writing Competition.
Topic: An issue concerning Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code.
Prizes: First place, $1,000 and publication of the article.
Deadline: April 30, 2011.


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, 2011.

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