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/
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