NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN LAWYERS (NAWL) – 2017 SELMA MOIDEL SMITH LAW STUDENT WRITING COMPETITION [DEADLINE: MAY 1, 2017]
NAWL established the annual Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition to encourage and reward original law student writing on issues concerning women and the law.
Eligibility: Essays will be accepted from students enrolled at any law school during the 2016-17 school year. The essays must be the law student author’s own work and must not have been submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers written by students for coursework or independent study during the summer, fall, or spring semesters are eligible for submission. Notwithstanding the foregoing, students may incorporate professorial feedback as part of a course requirement or supervised writing project.
Topic: An issue concerning women’s rights or the status of women in the law
Awards: $500 + NAWL will also publish the winning essay in the Women Lawyers Journal
$500. NAWL will also publish the winning essay in the Women Lawyers Journal.
Submission guidelines: (1) Essays must be double-spaced in 12-point, Times New Roman font; (2) margins must be one inch; (3) must not exceed 15 pages of text, excluding notes, with footnotes placed as endnotes; and (4) citation style should conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation.
- Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Entries must be submitted in Microsoft Word format and must provide a cover letter providing the author’s name, title of the essay, school affiliation, email address, phone number, and permanent mailing address.
Contact: Professor Jennifer Martin, Chair of the Writing Competition @ email@example.com