Writing competitions


WRITING COMPETITION update:

ABA CRIMINAL JUSTICE SECTION – WILLIAM W. GREENHALGH STUDENT WRITING COMPETITION [DEADLINE: JULY 1, 2021 BY 11:59 P.M. CST]

Topic: Police Use-of-Force

Awards: The winner will receive a $2,500 cash prize that may be presented at an agreed-upon CJS event with approved transportation costs not to exceed $800 to be covered by the Section

Submission guidelines:

  1. Only original and unpublished papers are eligible. Papers prepared for law school credit are eligible provided they are the entrant’s original work. Jointly authored papers are not eligible. Participants are encouraged, but not required, to have their work reviewed and critiqued by a faculty member or practicing lawyer, although the submission must be the student’s own work product. Section officers, section staff, Criminal Justice magazine editorial board members, and selection committee members shall not participate in the review/critique process. A student may submit only one entry per contest year.
  2. Entries cannot exceed 4,000 words, including titles, text, and citations. Entries must be submitted in Word as an e-mail attachment. Entries should reflect the style and format of Criminal Justice magazine, including citations that are embedded in text. Entries with footnotes or endnotes will not be accepted. Citations must conform to the 20th edition of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation.
  3. Two title pages are required. The first title page must include: (1) title of paper (2) author’s name (and the name of reviewing faculty member/practicing lawyer, if applicable) (3) telephone number(s), mailing address(es), and e-mail address(es) where author can be reached June– August 2021 (4) name of law school (5) year of expected graduation (6) date submitted for academic credit (if applicable) (7) entrant’s personal certification of good standing at the law school. The second title page should include only: (1) title of paper (2) last four (4) digits of the author’s phone number
  • Send to: Erin Remotigue, Editor, Criminal Justice Magazine, American Bar Association, via electronic submission by e-mail to remotigue@americanbar.org

Complete details: Available @ americanbar.org/groups/criminal_justice/awards/writing_competition/

 

THE COMMITTEE ON ANIMALS & THE LAW OF THE NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION – 12TH ANNUAL STUDENT WRITING COMPETITION [DEADLINE: JULY 9, 2021]

Topic: An article concerning any area of Animal Law

Awards:

  • The first place winner will receive $500 and a Certificate of Achievement
  • The second place winner will receive $250 and a Certificate of Achievement
  • The third place winner will receive a Certificate of Recognition

The Committee also reserves the right to offer the winners (and other entrants), at the Committee’s discretion, the opportunity to publish his/her paper in the Committee’s Laws & Paws publication

Submission guidelines: (1) Typed, double spaced, no less than 12 point Times New Roman font, on 8½ inch by 11 inch paper, with 1 inch margins, and no more than 25 pages, including footnotes; (2) Footnotes should be single spaced, and no less than 10 point font; (3) Entrants must submit a cover page indicating the entrant’s name, law school, expected year of graduation, mailing address, email address, and telephone number. All other references to identifying information, such as name, law school, and contact information should be deleted or redacted from the body of the submission.

  • Send to: Email submission in Microsoft Word format to Kim Francis @ kfrancis@nysba.org

Complete details: Available @ nysba.org/awards-competitions/committee-on-animals-and-the-law-student-writing-competition/

Contact: Questions? Send an email to Kim Francis @ kfrancis@nysba.org


WRITING COMPETITION update:

AIPLA WRITING COMPETITION – ROBERT C. WATSON AWARD [DEADLINE: JUNE 30, 2021]

AIPLA has sponsored this student competition for many years to encourage interest in intellectual property issues. Judges will consider the merit of the article as a contribution to the knowledge respecting intellectual property and the extent to which it displays original and creative thought or information not previously written or published by the author prior to July 1, 2020.

Eligibility: To be eligible for consideration, the article must have been written solely by a student or students either in full-time attendance at a law school (day or evening) or prepared in connection with a law school course

Topic: A subject relating to the protection of intellectual property

Awards: The winner will receive reasonable expense reimbursement to attend the AIPLA Annual Meeting, Oct. 28 – 30, 2021 in Washington DC, to receive their award

Submission guidelines: (1) Papers should be approximately the equivalent of 10 law review pages, including footnotes (30 – 40 pages typed copy); (2) submission must be made in PDF or text format; (3) submission must include the submitter’s name, current address, current telephone number, and employment information, if applicable.

  • Send to: American intellectual Property Law Association, Watson Award Competition, watsonaward@aipla.org

Complete details: Available @ aipla.org/resources/programs-awards/robert-c.-watson-award


WRITING COMPETITION update:

SMITH-DOHENY LEGAL ETHICS WRITING COMPETITION [DEADLINE: JUNE 1, 2021 AT 5 P.M. EST]

Eligibility: Any current student at an American or Canadian law school

Topic: Any legal ethics topic

Awards: $2,500

Submission guidelines: Minimum of 5,000 words/maximum of 15,000 words, inclusive of footnotes

Contact: Questions and other inquiries should be directed to the Notre Dame Law School @ 574.631.8621