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Writing Contests:

Information Provided by Dean Sowle's Office

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Week of October 8, 2012

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 Theda Mickey in Suite 320.


*Congratulations to Anne Marfisi (class of 2013) for winning first place in the 2011 SmithAmundsen Excellence in Legal Writing Award.


Sponsor/Title: The National Law Review Law Student Writing Competition.
Topic: Suggested topics: (1) immigration law; (2) election law and campaign finance reform.
Prizes: Online publication of article.
Deadline: October 15, 2012.
Web site: Click here.


Sponsor/Title: Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni, Inc./Securities Law Writing Competition.
Topic: Any subject in the field of securities law.
Prizes: First place, $5,000; second place, $3,000; third place, $2,000.
Deadline: November 16, 2012.
Web site: Click here.


Sponsor/Title: Center for Alcohol Policy National Essay Contest.
Topic: If a country were starting alcohol regulation from scratch, what regulatory framework would you advise it to create and why?
Prizes: First place, $5,000; second place, $2,500; third place, $1,000.
Deadline: December 14, 2012.
Web site: Click here.


Sponsor/Title: American College of Legal Medicine Student Writing Competition in Law, Medicine and Bioethics.
Topic: Any aspect of legal medicine.
Prizes: First place, $1,000; second place, $500; third place, $250.
Deadline: January 4, 2013.
Web site: Click here.


Sponsor/Title: Federal Bar Association Section on Taxation/Donald C. Alexander Tax Law Writing Competition.
Topic: Any topic concerning federal taxation.
Prizes: First place, $2,000; second place, $1,000.
Deadline: January 7, 2013.

Sponsor/Title: College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers Law Student Writing Competition.
Topic: Any aspect of workers' compensation law.
Prizes: First place, $1,500; second place, $1,000; third place, $500.
Deadline: January 15, 2013.

Sponsor/Title: American Society of International Law & American University Washington College of Law Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law/International Humanitarian Law Student Writing Competition.
Topic: Any topic within the scope of international humanitarian law.
Prizes: Presentation of paper at annual conference for each of two winning authors.
Deadline: January 31, 2013.
Web site: Click here.


Sponsor/Title: American Indian Law Review Writing Competition.
Topic: Any issue concerning American Indian law or indigenous peoples.
Prizes: First place, $1,000 and publication; second place, $500; third place, $250.
Deadline: January 31, 2013.
Web site: Click here.


Sponsor/Title: IT-Lex Technology Law Writing Contest.
Topic: Any issue within the areas of electronic discovery, privacy, social media, security, or other technology issues.
Prizes: First place, $5,000; second place, $1,000; third place, $500; winning entries will be published in the IT-Lex Journal.
Deadline: February 1, 2013.
Web site: Click here.



Sponsor/Title: Environmental Law Institute/Constitutional Environmental Law Student Writing Competition.
Topic: Any topic addressing recent developments or trends in U.S. environmental law that have a significant constitutional or "federalism" component.
Prizes: First place, $2,000 and offer of publication in the Environmental Law Reporter.
Deadline: April 12, 2013.
Web site: Click here.


Sponsor/Title: American Planning Association/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, $500; third place, $250.
Deadline: June 7, 2013.



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