(a) the best book
(b) the best publishable article, book chapter, or substantial book review
(c) the best student note or comment
on a topic dealing with consumer financial services law.
Eligible entries will address a topic on consumer financial services, but not securities regulation, insurance, or the safety-and-soundness aspects of banking regulation. Works on subjects within these (or other) areas, however, will be considered if they bear directly on consumer financial services.
Entries must have been written or published between November 15, 2013, and December 1, 2014. The deadline for submission is December 1, 2014. Unpublished entries should be typed, double spaced, and in law review format. The winners will be honored at the annual meeting of the College held in conjunction with the Spring Meeting of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association, to be held in San Francisco in April 2015.
The American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers is a nonprofit association of attorneys who have made significant contributions to consumer financial services law over an extended period of time. Its members include academics, present and former federal and state regulatory and enforcement officers, authors in the field, private practitioners, counsel for financial institutions and other service providers, and representatives of consumer protection and advocacy organizations.
Entries must be submitted in electronic format and should be sent to:
L. Jean Noonan, Esquire, ACCFSL Writing Competition Chair Hudson Cook, LLP 1020 19th St., NW, 7th Floor Washington, DC 20036 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Papers should provide an in-depth analysis of one of the two following topics:
1. Beginning March 2015, retailers in the City of Chicago may offer for sale only those dogs, cats or rabbits that the retailer has obtained from animal control centers, animal care facilities, government-operated shelters, humane societies or rescue organizations. Provide a constitutional analysis of the ordinance (Section 4-384-015, Municipal Code of Chicago).
2. Los Angeles County has adopted an ordinance requiring all cats and dogs to be spayed or neutered after a certain age, with a few specific exemptions allowed. Provide a constitutional analysis of the ordinance (Section 10.08.155, Los Angeles County Code).
These topics were chosen for their timeliness and potential for development of a scholarly constitutional analysis.
Entries must contain original work done exclusively by a single author. No paper that has been previously published in any form shall be considered.
Entrants are required to complete and return a cover sheet and certification page with his or her essay, which includes:
A committee with relevant experience will judge the papers. All points of view are welcome. The following factors will be considered: thoroughness and depth of analysis, originality, discussion of conclusions and future impact, quality of research, writing style, form and quality of citations, and conformity with rules of the competition. The decision of the judges is final.
The sponsors have authority to make all decisions as to submission eligibility and/or compliance with the contest’s requirements. All such decisions are final and are not appealable.
The winners will be notified by April 1, 2015. First and second place winning submissions will be published on the American Veterinary Medical Association’s website and announced through various communication channels of the supporting sponsors.
Entries may be submitted by email to Marcellus Howard at email@example.com
or by mail to:Federal Bar Association Section on Taxation
To win, your article not only has to be logically rigorous and substantive, it also needs to be engaging, entertaining, and eye-catching. Ideally, lay people should be able to understand and enjoy the article, while lawyers should find it useful and insightful.
J.D. Students – Any topic in litigation involving expert witnesses
The Expert Institute editorial staff, as well as a panel of practicing trial lawyers will judge the contest. Factors that will be considered during judgment include:
Entries must be received no later than March 23, 2015. Students shall submit all entries via e-mail to Brittany Rawlings, Esq. The PDF must not have the student’s name or any identifying information included within it. Students must pick a four digit number as their identifier and place it in the top left corner of the header so that its visible on all pages of the submission. Under their four-digit identifier, student must also identify the name of their law school. The PDF should be named with the title of the article and include the four digit identifier. The body of the e-mail must include the student’s name, student’s self chosen four-digit identifier, graduation year and school.
Entries will be blind judged by a judging panel of Florida law professors
and fashion attorneys. Selection of a winner will be based upon the originality of the piece, the clarity of writing, strength of arguments, quality of research, and compliance with Harvard Bluebook citations.
There will be at most one grand prize winning essay. The author of the grand prize winning entry will be recognized by EASL and have its work published on the EASL website and/or in newsletters, and may receive other prizes TBA.
For questions, please call: Brittany Rawlings, Esq. at 239-293-4391
For writing submissions only: firstname.lastname@example.org
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This contest is open to all Florida law students. For more information about contest rules and guidelines, speak with your school’s young Lawyers Division Law Student Division representative or visit a sponsor’s website.
The editor is Ms. Nora Everlove. Submissions may be made to her at email@example.com. A length of 1500 words, more or less, may be taken for a rough guideline, though discretion may be liberally exercised according to the requirements of the subject under discussion. Citation is of course to be consistent with Bluebook standards. Submission should be made in Word. The deadline for submission is generally the 20th of every other month, beginning with October 20, then December 20, February 20 and so on. Here, too, flexibility may be exercised depending upon circumstances. The editor reserves sole right to determine whether or when any submission may in fact be accepted for publication. All submissions must be original works.
The Institute for Energy Law of The Center for American and International Law announces its 2015 Hartrick Scholar writing competition. All eligible students are invited to participate.
Students enrolled in law school as of December 2014, and seeking a juris doctor degree, are eligible to submit an article for consideration in the IEL Hartrick Scholar competition. The general subject for this year’s competition is any topic related to energy development. This includes, for example, topics concerning oil and gas law, alternative energy resources, energy regulation, and environmental regulation of the energy industries.
The article can be any work prepared by the student while enrolled in law school and can include prior works prepared for a law journal or a law school course, so long as the submitted version complies with the submission guidelines. The Hartrick Scholar Judging Committee will select one or more outstanding submissions that they deem worthy of recognition.
The article must be submitted electronically to the Hartrick Scholar Judging Committee, at the address listed below, on or before December 19, 2014. The article should not exceed 8,000 words including footnotes (this approximates 40 double-spaced pages of text and footnotes or 25 printed pages). Footnotes should be in Blue Book format and placed at the bottom of the page where the footnoted text appears. The article should be submitted in pdf format accompanied by a cover email message that contains the following information: (1) your name; (2) the title of your article; (3) the law school where you are currently enrolled; (4) your year at law school (in 2014-15); (5) your mailing address; (6) your telephone number, preferably cell phone; and (7) your email address. The article should NOT contain your name, law school, or any other identifying information.
The Hartrick Scholar selected by the Judging Committee will be notified on February 4, 2015. The Scholar will receive a $2,500 cash award at the Institute for Energy Law’s 66th Annual Oil & Gas Law Conference to be held February 19-20, 2015, in Houston, Texas. The Hartrick Scholar will also be recognized for his or her work at the IEL’s Annual Law School Symposium, to be held at South Texas College of Law in Houston on March 27-28, 2015. Selection as the Hartrick Scholar includes, in addition to the $2,500 cash award, reimbursement of the cost of travel to attend the Conference in Houston and the Law School Symposium.
Hartrick Scholar Judging Committee
ATTN: J. Alan B. Dunlop, Director
Institute for Energy Law
Using this email address:
Lilly Hogarth, Project Manager
Institute for Energy Law
Transnational Adjudication of human rights violations: National Tribunals a an Alternative to International Courts
The essay should address one of the following issues:
The essay should arrive by mail to both the submission and email addresses on or before the due date.
Interleges c/o John North, Royds LLP,
65, Carter Lane,
London EC4V 5HF UK
Using this email address:
There is a growing consensus that the U.S. Health care system is frequently characterized by the excessive and unnecessary provision of medical services. One of the impediments to rationalizing medical practice to reduce tests, procedures, and treatments that are not clinically indicated and appropriate for particular patients is the perception by practicing health care professionals that the prevalent and often overused tests, procedures, and treatments are compelled by the current American legal system, and that health care professionals’ efforts to reduce the current waste and inefficiency will result in their expanded exposure to malpractice litigation and liability. Discuss the ways in which the medical and legal professions may work together collaboratively to address the problem of excessive, unnecessary, wasteful, and inefficient provision of medical services in the U.S.
Thomas Jefferson School of law is pleased to announce the inaugural Jameson Crane III Disability and the Law Writing Competition. Made possible by the generous gift of Thomas Jefferson School of Law alumnus Jameson Crane III, the Crane Writing Competition seeks to encourage outstanding student scholarship at the intersection of law and medicine, or law and the social sciences. The competition promotes an understanding of these topics, furthers the development of legal rights and protections, and improves the lives of those with disabilities.
The competition is open to currently enrolled law students, medical students, and doctoral candidates in related fields who attend an accredited graduate program of study in the United States. Submitted papers may be on any topic relating to disability law, including legal issues arising with respect to employment, government services and programs, public accommodations, education, higher education, housing, and health care.
Submissions will be judged anonymously by an independent panel of experts. The winner of the competition will receive a $1,500 cash prize and the Thomas Jefferson Law Review (TJLR) will consider the paper for publication under the TJLR’s editorial standards. Two second place winners will each receive a $1,000 cash prize. Preference for these additional winners will be given to submissions from disciplines not represented by the grand prize winner.
All submissions must be submitted electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org. All entries must be received by midnight, Pacific Standard Time, January 15, 2015. Winning submissions will be announced by April 15, 2015.
The Crane Writing Competition is designed to encourage outstanding student scholarship at the intersection of law and medicine or law and the social sciences that promotes an understanding, furthers the development of legal rights and protections, and improves the lives of those with disabilities.
The Crane Writing Competition is open to currently enrolled law students (J.D., LL.M., and J.S.D.), medical students, and doctoral candidates in related fields who attend an accredited graduate program of study in the United States.
Submitted papers may be on any topic relating to disability law including, legal issues arising with respect to employment, government services and programs, public accommodations, education, higher education, housing, and health care.
Submissions will be judged anonymously by an independent panel of experts. Judging will be on the basis of the following criteria:
Preference for these additional winners will be given to submissions from disciplines not represented by the grand prize winner. By submitting a paper to this competition, the author grants Thomas Jefferson School of Law the right to edit, as necessary, and publish that paper in the TJLR.
The written submission shall be an original work of a single author not previously published or under consideration for publication. The work must be produced in conjunction with course work toward a degree or under the supervision of a faculty member at the student’s home institution.
Submissions should be appropriate for law review publication. Citations should conform to the citation style most frequently used by the student’s discipline. For example, law student manuscripts should employ the current edition of The Blue Book: A Uniform System of Citation. All submissions should be in Microsoft Word, double-spaced, Times New Roman 12-point font on 8 1/2 by 11 inch paper. Footnotes should be single-spaced. One inch margins are required. Pages should be numbered. A cover page must be provided that includes: author name; contact information; school; and the academic degree currently pursued by the student. Submissions must not exceed 35 pages in length, including citations, any figures or tables, and the cover page. The paper title should appear on the first full page of text. Identifying information, including student name, should not appear on any page other than the cover page.
All submissions must be submitted electronically to email@example.com. All entries must be received by midnight, Pacific Standard Time, January, 15, 2015. Winning submissions will be announced by April 15, 2015.
Questions should be directed to Professor Susan Bisom-Rapp: firstname.lastname@example.org
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The U.S. Constitution has long been interpreted by judges and understood by most Americans to support comprehensive environmental protection. However, arguments questioning the constitutional legitimacy or application of environmental law continue to be made. ELI and NAELS invite law students to submit papers exploring current issues of constitutional environmental law. This annual writing competition is made possible through the generous support of Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., one of the premier environmental law firms in the nation.
The author of the article deemed best by a panel of judges will receive $2000 cash, an offer of publication in the Environmental Law Reporter, and a one-year individual membership to ELI.
Any topic addressing developments or trends in U.S. environmental law that have a significant constitutional or “federalism” component. (See sample topics below.)
Students currently enrolled in law school (in the U.S. or abroad) are eligible, including students who will graduate in 2015. Any relevant article, case comment, note, or essay may be submitted, including writing submitted for academic credit. Jointly authored pieces are eligible only if all authors are students and consent to submit. Previously published pieces, or pieces that are already slated for publication, are ineligible.
Entries must be received no later than 5:00 PM ET on Monday, April 6, 2015. Please email entries (and any questions) to Talia Fox at email@example.com. You will receive a confirmation by email.
Cover page. This separate page must include the following information:
Format. Submissions may be of any length up to a maximum of 50 pages (including footnotes), in a double-spaced, 8.5 x 11-inch page format with 12-point font (10-point for footnotes). Citation style must conform to the Bluebook. Submissions must be made by email attachment in Microsoft Word format, with the cover page as a separate attachment.
The prize will be awarded to the student work that, in the judgment of our reviewers, best advances the state of scholarship and informs the debate on a current topic of constitutional environmental law. ELI reserves the right to determine that no submission will receive the prize. While only one cash prize is available, ELI may decide to extend multiple offers of publication in the Environmental Law Reporter.
For more about ELI, including the results of past writing competitions, please visit www.eli.org and http://www.eli.org/program_areas/writing_competition_index.cfm.
For additional information, please visit the following site: http://www.eli.org/environmental-governance/beveridge-diamond-constitutional-environmental-law-writing-competition
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