13TH ANNUAL RICHARD D. CUDAHY NATIONAL WRITING COMPETITION ON REGULATORY AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW [DEADLINE: FEB. 2, 2020 BY 11:59 P.M.]
This annual national writing competition honors the late Judge Cudahy’s contributions to the field of administrative law. Judge Cudahy’s distinguished contributions to the fields of regulatory and administrative law combined a keen grasp of legal doctrine, deep insight into the institutional forces that determine how doctrine is implemented, and an appreciation of the public impact of doctrinal and institutional choices, including the consequences for fundamental values such as fairness, participation, and transparency. This competition seeks to encourage and reward these qualities in the scholarship of others.
Eligibility: All lawyers and law students
Topic: Submissions should be focused on American regulatory or administrative law, broadly construed. Appropriate subjects include empirical or comparative analyses of the effectiveness of specific regulatory regimes or deregulation; doctrinal investigations of the development of administrative law rules or principles by courts and administrative agencies and the effects of that development; and normative analyses of how particular regulatory or administrative regimes or deregulation advance or fail to advance values of fairness, participation, and transparency.
Awards: The author of the winning paper in each category (lawyer and law student) will receive a cash prize of $1,500. The winning papers will receive special recognition at the 2020 ACS National Convention, on the ACS website, and potentially through other means agreed upon by the authors and ACS. For example, ACS’s two journals, the Harvard Law and Policy Review (HLPR) and Advance, will consider publication of appropriate pieces that meet their word limit guidelines (under 10,000 words for HLPR and under 5,000 words for Advance).
Submission guidelines: (1) A wide range of formats are eligible and encouraged, from traditional full-length law review articles to less academic, lightly-cited essays written to be accessible to a wide audience; (2) Entries submitted must be in Word format and any citations in submissions should appear in footnotes, not endnotes; (3) Submissions should be less than 25,000 words, not including footnotes. Shorter submissions are strongly encouraged.
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CONSTANCE BAKER MOTLEY NATIONAL STUDENT WRITING COMPETITION ON A PROGRESSIVE VISION OF THE CONSTITUTION [DEADLINE: FEB. 9, 2020 BY 11:59 P.M.]
This annual national student writing competition honoring Constance Baker Motley, a civil rights leader, elected official, and the first African American woman appointed to the federal bench.
Eligibility: Open to all law students who are dues-paying ACS members
Topic: ACS welcomes all student papers furthering and promoting a progressive vision of the Constitution, law, and public policy. Entrants are encouraged to view this topic broadly, and we welcome submissions on a variety of substantive areas. Examples of possible topics include: census report, civil legal aid, civil liberties, constitutional convention, consumer rights, criminal justice, disability rights, freedom of speech, immigration, indigent defense, money in politics (including judicial elections), labor law, LGBTQ+ rights, privacy, protection of health, safety, and the environment, racial equality, religion, role of state attorneys general, second amendment and guns, separation of powers and federalism, women’s reproductive rights and reproductive freedom, voting and political process, and whistleblower protection.
Awards: The winning paper author will be awarded $3,000 and each of the 2 runners-up will receive $1,000. The winning authors of the top 3 papers will be featured during the 2020 ACS National Convention and on ACS’s website and social media platforms. The top paper also receives an offer of publication in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law.
Complete details: Available @ acslaw.org/get-involved/awards-and-competitions/constance-baker-motley-national-student-writing-competition/