Writing competitions


WRITING COMPETITION update:

ABA TORT TRIAL & INSURANCE PRACTICE SECTION – AVIATION & SPACE LAW COMMITTEE LAW STUDENT WRITING COMPETITION [DEADLINE: SEPT. 9, 2020]

Topic: Law students interested in practicing aviation or space law should submit papers addressing a recent development in Aviation or Space law or discuss an area of aviation or space law where a controversy or disagreement exist

Awards: $500

  • Sponsorship to attend the 2021 Aviation & Space Law Annual CLE Seminar in Washington D.C. on Oct. 28-29 (registration fee waived & travel expenses reimbursed up to $1,500)
  • Publication of the winning paper in the Aviation & Space Law Committee’s Newsletter

Submission guidelines: Papers prepared for classes, journals, or for other purposes or publications are welcome! Papers should be in the style of a scholarly newsletter article and no more than 20 pages double-spaced, 12-point Book Antiqua font, with footnotes and citations conforming to Bluebook standards. Complete and official rules @ americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/administrative/tips/aviation_writing_competition_2020.pdf

Complete details: Available @ americanbar.org/groups/tort_trial_insurance_practice/committees/aviation-space-law/


WRITING COMPETITION update:

ABA CRIMINAL JUSTICE SECTION – WILLIAM W. GREENHALGH STUDENT WRITING COMPETITION [DEADLINE: JULY 1, 2020 BY 11:59 P.M. CST]

The goal of the Competition is to encourage law students to become involved in the Section. It is also intended to attract students to the Criminal Justice practice field, and to encourage scholarship in this field. Each entrant must follow the rules of the competition detailed herein. 

Eligibility: The contest is open to students who, on the date the entry is submitted, attend and are in good standing at an ABA-accredited law school within the United States and its possessions. Membership in the Criminal Justice Section is not a requirement. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age and legal permanent residents or citizens of the United States. Employees, officers, directors of the ABA and members of their immediate families are not eligible.

Topic: Stop and Identify. Must persons be suspected of a crime before they can be compelled to identify themselves? For example, should the Fourth Amendment permit police to order the passenger in a vehicle to produce identification during a traffic stop without any individualized, reasonable suspicion of the passenger’s wrongdoing? What about those present in a residence where a search warrant is being executed? Should they be required to identify themselves?

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

  • All entrants receive one year’s free full membership in the Criminal Justice Section

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

Contact: E-mail @ erin.remotigue@americanbar.org or call the editor @ 312.988.6089


WRITING COMPETITION update:

THE COLLEGE OF LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAWYERS & ABA SECTION OF LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW ANNUAL LAW STUDENT WRITING COMPETITION [DEADLINE: JUNE 15, 2020 BY MIDNIGHT EST]

Eligibility: This competition is open to articles written while the author is an active student at an accredited law school in the United States. Authors may not have graduated from law school prior to Dec. 1,2019. Graduate students in law school (LLM candidates) are not eligible.

Topic: Labor and employment law

Awards:

  • First Place: $3000
  • Second Place: $1000
  • Third Place: $500

The first-place winning article may be selected for publication in the ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law. In addition, the author of the first-place paper will be a guest at the ABA Annual Section of Labor and Employment Law Conference and honored at the Annual Induction Dinner of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.

Complete details and Student Information Form: Available @ laborandemploymentcollege.org/images/pdfs/AME_COL_WRITING_COMPETITION_ANNOUNCMENT_AND_RULES_2020.pdf