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Writing Contests:

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Week of April 25, 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: ABA Section of Family Law/Howard C. Schwab Memorial Essay Contest.
Topic: Any aspect of family law.
Prizes: Certificate of recognition and consideration of essay for publication.
Deadline: April 29, 2011
Web site: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/family_law/resources/essay_contest.html

Sponsor/Title: Notre Dame Law Scool/Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition.
Topic: Any issue within the general category of legal ethics.
Prizes: First place, $2,500.
Deadline: April 29, 2011
Web site: http://www.nd.edu/~ndlaw/writing_competitions/smith-doheny.pdf

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 College of Labor and Employment Lawyers/Writing Competition for Law Students.
Topic: Any aspect of public or private sector labor and/or employment law.
Prizes: First place, $1,500 and publication of article; second place, $1,000; third place, $500.
Deadline: May 15, 2011

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 20, 2011
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 20, 2011
Web site: http://www.iadclaw.org/publications/contest.aspx

Sponsor/Title: University of Connecticut School of Law/Student Legal Writing Competition.
Topic: Any legal issue affecting persons struggling with homelessness, mental illness, addiction, or subtance abuse.
Prizes: First place, $750; second place, $500; third place, $250.
Deadline: June 1, 2011
Web site: http://www.law.uconn.edu/node/9768

Sponsor/Title: American College of Employee Benefits Counsel Writing Competition.
Topic: Any topic in the field of employee benefits law.
Prizes: $1,500 to each of two winners.
Deadline: June 1, 2011

Sponsor/Title: American Judges Association Law Student Essay Competition.
Topic: Must a minor student be given his or her rights, including a Miranda warning and the right to have a parent present, before being questioned by police on school grounds?
Prizes: First place, $3,000; second place, $1,500; third place, $1,000.
Deadline: June 1, 2011
Web site: http://aja.ncsc.dni.us


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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