Writing Competitions

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF LEGAL MEDICINE STUDENT WRITING COMPETITION

Postdoctoral Writing Competition

All post-doctoral attorneys or health professionals enrolled in full-time studies are encouraged to compete. The first-place paper will be named the Orr Award Winner. The Winner of the Orr Award will receive a complimentary one-year membership in the American College of Legal Medicine. In addition, the ACLM Foundation will reimburse the Orr Award Winner for reasonable coach airfare and one night of lodging at the host hotel to present his or her paper at the ACLM 2020 Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Format
1. The format rules below must be followed exactly. PAPERS THAT DO NOT FOLLOW ALL OF THESE RULES WILL NOT BE GRADED.
2. The paper's length must not exceed 5000 total words, and must not exceed 15 pages. The word count is applicable to the total paper; the words on the title page, footnotes, figures and tables are to be included.
3. All papers are to be submitted using the following link: (https://aclm.memberclicks.net/submit-paper) in Word document format, using 12 point Times New Roman font for all text. Papers must be typed double-spaced, with one-inch margins and all pages are to be numbered. All citations are to be as footnotes, which should be in 10 point Times New Roman font, single-spaced, and with one-inch margins.
4. The first page must be the cover page, which must include the following information: the author's name and contact information (including a telephone number, email address and the name of the author's school); the title "2020 Student Postdoctoral Writing Competition" ; and the final word count obtained from Word.
5. At the top of page #2 the author must place the title of the paper all in capitals. After the title, two lines must be skipped and the text of the paper should begin.
6. If tables or figures are included, they are to be placed after the text according to the following rules: On the first page after the end of the text, a list of all tables and figures will be provided. Each table and figure will then be placed on a separate page.
7. If an author wishes to acknowledge an individual or institution this can only be done on the cover page.

Content
1. Papers must contain only uncollaborated original work.
2. Papers may relate to research done by the author.
3. Papers may deal with any aspect of legal medicine,
including medical licensure and regulation of the profession, business aspects of medical practice, liability of physicians, hospitals, managed care organizations, and pharmaceuti- cal manufacturers, public health law, the physician-patient relationship, care of special patients, food and drug law, medical research, forensic science, and the history of legal medicine.
4. Although papers may have been submitted for a grade at the author's school, the author may not have submitted the paper elsewhere for publication.
5. It is assumed that the author has no financial interest (direct or indirect) with the material presented. If the author does have a conflict this should be disclosed on the last page of the document.

Deadline and Submission
1. The papers must be submitted only via email to gina@aclm.org. Papers transmitted or sent in any other form will not be considered for the writing competition.
2. Authors must submit their papers by the end of the business day, January 15, 2020. Under no circumstances will any paper be considered unless it is submitted by the deadline and in the required format.
3. Direct questions to:
Postdoctoral Student Writing Competition,
American College of Legal Medicine
1061 East Dundee, Suite 300, East Dundee, IL 60118 Phone: (847) 752.5355;
Web: www.aclm.org; Email: info@aclm.org
4. Winners other than the Orr Award Winner will be announced at the ACLM 2020 Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona and may appear personally at their own expense if they wish to be recognized.

Visit https://gallery.mailchimp.com/a8631a3042d8dda239a70616b/files/e3d453af-b530-40b6-b718-23e294070c3e/OrrPostdocStudentWritingComp_2020.pdf for more information about the Orr Award ($1,000 first place, $500 second place).

Student Writing Competition in Law, Medicine and Bioethics

All students studying Medicine, Law, Dentistry, Podiatry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Science, Healthcare Administration or Public Health are encouraged to compete. The first-place paper will be named the Hirsh Award Winner. The Winner of the Hirsh Award will receive a complimentary one-year membership in the American College of Legal Medicine. In addition, the ACLM Foundation will reimburse the Hirsh Award Winner for reasonable coach airfare and one night of lodging at the host hotel to present his or her paper at the ACLM 2020 Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Format
1. The format rules below must be followed exactly. PAPERS THAT DO NOT FOLLOW ALL OF THESE RULES WILL NOT BE GRADED.
2. The paper's length must not exceed 5000 total words, and must not exceed 15 pages. The word count is applicable to the total paper; the words on the title page, footnotes, figures and tables are to be included.
3. All papers are to be submitted in Word document format, using the available link: (https://aclm.memberclicks.net/ submit-paper) using 12 point Times New Roman font for all text. Papers must be typed double-spaced, with one-inch margins and all pages are to be numbered. All citations must be in Blue Book format, and use 10 point Times New Roman font, single-spaced, and with one-inch margins.
4. The first page must be the cover page, which must include the following information: the author's name and contact information (including a telephone number, email address and the name of the author's school); the title "2020 Student Writing Competition in Law Medicine and Bioethics" ; and the final word count obtained from Word.
5. At the top of page #2 the author must place the title of the paper all in capitals. After the title, two lines must be skipped and the text of the paper should begin.
6. If tables or figures are included, they are to be placed after the text according to the following rules: On the first page after the end of the text, a list of all tables and figures will be provided. Each table and figure will then be placed on a separate page.
7. If an author wishes to acknowledge an individual or institution this can only be done on the cover page.

Content
1. Papers must contain only uncollaborated original work.
2. Papers may relate to research done by the author.
3. Papers may deal with any aspect of legal medicine,
including medical licensure and regulation of the profession, business aspects of medical practice, liability of physicians, hospitals, managed care organizations, and pharmaceuti- cal manufacturers, public health law, the physician-patient relationship, care of special patients, food and drug law, medical research, forensic science, and the history of legal medicine.
4. Although papers may have been submitted for a grade at the author's school, the author may not have submitted the paper elsewhere for publication.
5. It is assumed that the author has no financial interest (direct or indirect) with the material presented. If the author does have a conflict this should be disclosed on the last page of the document.

Deadline and Submission

1. The papers must be submitted only via this link: https://aclm.memberclicks.net/2020-submit-paper#/. Papers transmitted or sent in any other form will not be considered for the writing competition.
2. Authors must submit their papers by the end of the business day, January 15, 2020. Under no circumstances will any paper be considered unless it is submitted by the deadline and in the required format.
3. Direct questions to:
Student Writing Competition
American College of Legal Medicine
1061 East Dundee, Suite 300, East Dundee, IL 60118 Phone: (847) 752.5355;
Web: www.aclm.org; Email: info@aclm.org
4. Winners other than the Hirsh Award Winner will be announced at the ACLM 2020 Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona, and may appear personally at their own expense if they wish to be recognized.

Visit https://gallery.mailchimp.com/a8631a3042d8dda239a70616b/files/f7791fff-ca4b-4b1b-b608-6109692c9900/HirshAward_2020.pdf for more information about the Hirsh Award ($1,000 first place, $500 second place, $250 third place).

ROY SNELL HEALTH CARE REGULATORY & COMPLIANCE WRITING COMPETITION

This competition recognizes students for innovative, strategic, and sound approaches to tackling complex contemporary health care regulatory and compliance issues. The competition honors Roy Snell, the distinguished and highly regarded former CEO of the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) and the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE), for his visionary leadership and extraordinary contributions to the field of Health Care Compliance. Roy Snell lends his name to the competition to support new and emerging leaders in health care compliance.

Who may enter

The Roy Snell Health Care Regulatory & Compliance Writing Competition is open to all full and part-time law students in J.D.programs who have completed their 1L year. The competition is also open to students currently enrolled in a Compliance Certification Board (CCB) accredited Health Care Compliance Certificate Program

How to Enter

Students must submit the Registration Form by clicking on the ‘REGISTER' button (located at this link https://mitchellhamline.edu/health-law-institute/roy-snell-health-care-regulatory-and-compliance-writing-competition/)no later than Saturday, February 1, 2020. There is no fee to register. Late registrations will not be accepted.

Deadline

Submissions are due no later than Tuesday, March 31, 2020 by 11:59PM CST. Use the ‘SUBMIT' button located at same link above..

Submission

Before submitting your entry package, please be certain that your name does not appear on any page of your submission or in the document's file name.

Prizes
1st Place: $5000 cash prize. Paid registration for the 2021 HCCA Annual Compliance Institute* (valued at over $1,500). Up to $1500 in travel and conference-related expenses.

2nd Place: $3000 cash prize. Paid registration for the 2021 HCCA Annual Compliance Institute*. Up to $1500 in travel and conference-related expenses.

3rd Place: $1500 cash prize. Paid registration for the 2021 HCCA Annual Compliance Institute*. Up to $1500 in travel and conference-related expenses.

*Held in Las Vegas (at Aria) from April 19-22, 2021

McGUIREWOODS 2020 1L LCLD SCHOLARS PROGRAM

McGuireWoods is a proud member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD).

In connection with the LCLD Pipeline Committee's 1L Scholars Program, we are pleased to announce our partnership in the following internships:
1. McGuireWoods/Exelon (Baltimore)
2. McGuireWoods/Ally Financial (Charlotte)
3. McGuireWoods/Verizon (Chicago)
4. McGuireWoods/Capital One (Richmond)
5. McGuireWoods/Dominion Energy (Richmond)
6. McGuireWoods/TBD (San Francisco)
7. McGuireWoods/Duke Energy (Washington, D.C.)

These partnerships will each provide a unique opportunity for a diverse 1L law student to work side by side with both McGuireWoods attorneys and the legal department of a national organization during a 10 week paid internship in the summer of 2020. The 1L LCLD Scholar will spend 6-8 weeks in one of the McGuireWoods offices listed above and the remaining time in the legal department of the partner organization.


The 2020 1L LCLD Scholars will be provided with multiple networking opportunities, including:
• Attendance at the 1L LCLD Scholars Summit from June 2-4, 2020 in Atlanta, GA
• Participation in the first 6-8 weeks of the firm's summer program
• Additional networking events throughout the summer

APPLICATION PROCESS
To apply for a 1L LCLD Scholar position at McGuireWoods, please complete the electronic online application at this link https://lawcruit.micronapps.com/sup/lc_supp_app_frm.aspx?lawfirm=97&id=3. We ask that candidates limit their applications to one McGuireWoods office. Applications must be received by January 17, 2020.

Applicants will be considered based on their academic credentials, leadership experience, diversity-related student organization involvement and personal achievements.

APPLICANTS WILL BE ASKED TO UPLOAD THE FOLLOWING MATERIALS:

  • Current resume
  • Undergraduate and law school transcripts (unofficial transcriptsare acceptable). If you apply prior to receiving your first semester law school grades, it will be your responsibility to email your law school transcript to LCLDProgram@McGuireWoods.com by January 31, 2020, in order to complete your application
  • Writing Sample (limit of 750 words) please use the prompt: Diversity & Inclusion is a core value of McGuireWoods. How do you plan to contribute to the goal of creating a more diverse legal community, both within McGuireWoods and the city to which you are applying?

Application Deadline: January 17, 2020
At McGuireWoods, diversity and inclusion is a core value and we recognize and value the differences in our workforce.

SALARY
The selected 1L LCLD Scholars will receive a salary comparable to the summer associate salary in the city they will be working in.


QUESTIONS
If you have questions, please contact Meredith Marks, Attorney Recruiting Manager, McGuireWoods LLP, at mmarks@mcguirewoods.com or +1 804 775 7766.


ABOUT MCGUIREWOODS
With more than 1,100 lawyers and 21 offices worldwide, McGuireWoods serves public, private, government and nonprofit clients from practices and industries including automotive and transportation, banking
and finance, energy resources, labor and employment, healthcare and technology. We employ a diverse workforce to bring real world perspectives to clients - meeting their needs from virtually any area of law.

ROSENBURG & GLUCK, L.L.P. AUTO SAFETY AND TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP

Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. will be awarding a $2,500 scholarship to a deserving student for writing an essay about the influence of technology on motor vehicle safety and accident risk. The deadline to submit an application is June 15, 2020.

ROSENBERG & GLUCK, L.L.P. IS DEDICATED TO MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY

For over 23 years, Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. has been helping victims of personal injury accidents get the compensation they need and deserve. Many of the claims Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. handles are related to automobile accidents, and distracted drivers cause many of those accidents.

The law firm awards an annual $2,500 scholarship to a student who writes the best essay about whether technological advancements in motor vehicles have improved the safety of the driving public or created more distractions and, therefore, more risk.

Even a one or two-second distraction can result in a catastrophic accident that can change someone's life forever. "Our goal is to raise awareness of the problem that is distracted driving," said attorney Matthew Bligh. "We also hope the scholarship award empowers a student interested in tackling the distracted driving problem."

CRITERIA FOR THE AUTO SAFETY AND TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP

If you are interested in applying for our $2,500 Auto Safety & Technology Scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You must be accepted to or currently attending a four-year college or university;
  • You must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Submit an essay answering the question below.
  • You must accept our Terms and Conditions.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS AND DEADLINE

Please complete the form on this page https://www.lilawyer.com/scholarship/auto-safety-and-technology-scholarship-2020/ and upload your unofficial transcript and essay to be eligible for the scholarship. Your application and documents must be submitted via the form on that page.

The deadline to apply for Rosenberg & Gluck L.L.P. Auto Safety & Technology Scholarship is June 15, 2020. Your application must be complete to be eligible for the scholarship.

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC' Annual Single Mother Scholarship

Annual Single Mother Scholarship Sponsored By Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC believes in the empowerment of single mothers through education. Education has the power to open doors for single mothers and even their children. Having a degree or certification can enable a woman to expand her lifetime earning potential, increase her gross income, and provide her with better job opportunities.

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC' Annual Single Mother Scholarship
In turn, this allows a single mother to financially support her children, purchase groceries, afford a mortgage and provide a stable household for the family. Even though it can be difficult to care for a child while pursuing an education, the rewards of an education far outweigh the challenges. We want to expand opportunities for single mothers who are going back to school by offering two $1,000 scholarships (one awarded to a single mother in an undergraduate program or community college and one to a single mother enrolled in an accredited law school)

The Application Process
To apply for a scholarship from RIL, write a 500+ word essay on the advantages of going back to school while caring for your children as a mother. How do you believe motherhood has helped prepare you for the challenges that you will face as a student? Examples may include the ability to succeed in time management skills, ability to listen carefully to others and ability to effectively manage multiple priorities. Craft your essay and explain your answer.

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC will review applications and award 2 applicants with a $1,000 scholarship each. The scholarship may be used to cover school-related expenses, such as tuition fees, registration costs, supplies and books.

After we review the submissions, we will choose 5 finalists for the scholarship. Staff at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC will elect the winners.

Scholarship Applicant Criteria

  • Enrollment in an accredited high school, college or university in the U.S.
  • Must be a mother who is attending school
  • Scholarships will be awarded to both women enrolled in a law school and undergraduate program
  • Maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of a minimum of 3.0
  • Applications must be received by December 5, 2019

Winner will be notified via email on or before January 15, 2020


Other Requirements

Submissions are accepted via email by Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC (we are not accepting print applications) email: Jonathan@rosenfeldinjurylawyers.com must include: ‘Scholarship' in the subject
You accept that your essay will be published on the RIL website and social media if chosen as a finalist. Must submit a copy of your transcript indicating your Grade Point Average (GPA) - we accept unofficial transcripts. Applicants should make a digital copy of their scholarship application for their own records. By submitting your essay, you authorize Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC to post the material on its website and social media channels.

The Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC Single Mother Scholarship Program is aimed at assisting single mothers in beating these odds by succeeding in life through education. To learn more about the scholarship or submit your application, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or add us to your Google+ circle. We will carefully consider applications to choose 5 finalists and post the selected essays on our website. The two essays that receive the most support on social media sites will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship each.

For more information, visit https://www.rosenfeldinjurylawyers.com/scholarship.html.

Negretti & Associates Clayton Trovillion Memorial Scholarship

At Negretti & Associates, we practice injury law and pursue wrongful death claims. Every day we make compelling arguments on behalf of our clients, in an effort to help them secure compensation for their injuries and/or compensate the families of those that have lost their lives. We are asking you to tell us how you have used your compelling argument skills to secure a scholarship for your education endeavors. 

In a written essay, we invite you to explain how you have used strategic thinking and communication skills to convince someone to understand your position, change their position, or grasp a difficult concept. What was the outcome, and what did both parties learn in the process?

About Clayton Trovillion
Clayton Trovillion was a prior client of ours. He attended Arizona State University for both his undergraduate and graduate degrees. He was also an Army Reservist, and completed multiple tours of duty overseas. Clayton had a desire to go to law school, and we were excited to follow Clayton on this journey. Unfortunately, on August 24, 2019, Clayton suffered life-threatening injuries in a car accident. Seven days later, he passed away. Clayton believed in education and would be proud to know that he helped encourage others to chase their educational dreams.

Prize

$500 Scholarship Award

Your essay

Make your most compelling argument as described above. Submit a 500-word essay to admin@negrettilaw.com on or before December 31, 2019.

Eligibility criteria for applicants

Applicant must be enrolled at an accredited high school, college or university. Please note that all types of colleges, including four-year, community colleges and "junior colleges" qualify for eligibility. Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Essay submission must be received on or before December 31, 2019.

Other application information

Include your name, email address and phone number in your email. If possible, attach your essay to the email as a Microsoft Word document, including your name, email address and phone number at the top of each page. Attach your most recent school transcript and proof of school enrollment. We look forward to reviewing your essay!

We went to school for a very long time in order to become attorneys. We know what it's like to have to pay for school. That's why we started the Negretti & Associates Scholarship. It's our way of helping someone out with all the costs associated with pursuing an education.

2019-2020 American Indian Law Review Writing Competition 

This year's American Indian Law Review national writing competition is now welcoming papers from students at accredited law schools in the United States and Canada. Papers will be accepted on any legal issue specifically concerning American Indians or other indigenous peoples. Three cash prizes will be awarded: $1,000 for first place, $500 for second place, and $250 for third place. Each of the three winning authors will also be awarded an eBook copy of Cohen's Handbook of Federal Indian Law, provided by LexisNexis.

Sponsored by the University of Oklahoma College of Law, the American Indian Law Review has proudly served Native and legal communities since 1973. Each year at this time we encourage law students nationwide to participate in this, the longest-running competition of its kind. Papers will be judged by a panel of Indian law scholars and by the editors of the Review.

For further information on eligibility, entry requirements, and judging criteria, see the attached PDF rules sheet or the AILR writing competition website at http://www.ailr.net/writecomp.

Topics

Papers will be accepted on any legal issue specifically concerning American Indians or other indigenous peoples.

Eligibility

The competition is open to students enrolled in J.D. or graduate law programs at accredited law schools in the United States and Canada as of the competition deadline of Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. Editors of the American Indian Law Review are not eligible to compete.

Awards

The first place winner receives $1,000 and publication by the American Indian Law Review, an official periodical of the University of Oklahoma College of Law with international readership. The second place winner receives $500, and third place receives $250.

Each of the three winning authors will also be awarded an eBook copy of Cohen's Handbook of Federal Indian Law, provided by LexisNexis, and will be recognized online by the American Indian Law Review.

Deadline

All emailed entries must be received no later than 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Friday, February 28, 2020. Entries will be acknowledged upon receipt.

Judges

Papers will be judged by members of the legal profession with an interest in American Indian law and by the editors of the American Indian Law Review.

Standards

Papers will be judged on the basis of originality and timeliness of topic, knowledge and use of applicable legal principles, proper and articulate analysis of the issues, use of authorities and extent of research, logic and reasoning in analysis, ingenuity and ability to argue by analogy, clarity and organization, correctness of format and citations, grammar and writing style, and strength and logic of conclusions. All entries will be checked for plagiarism via an online service.

Form

Entries must be a minimum of 20 double-spaced pages in length and a maximum of 50 double-spaced pages in length excluding footnotes or endnotes. All citations should conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed.). The body of the email must contain the author's name, school, expected year of graduation, current address, permanent address, and email address. No identifying marks (name, school, etc.) should appear on the paper itself. All entries must have only one author. Entries must be unpublished, not currently submitted for publication elsewhere, and not currently entered in other writing competitions. Papers entered in the American Indian Law Review writing competition may not be submitted for consideration to any other publication until such time as winning entrants are announced, unless the entrant has withdrawn the entry or received a notification of release prior to that time. Any entries not fully in accord with required form will be ineligible for consideration.

Submission

Submissions may be emailed to the American Indian Law Review at mwaters@ou.edu by the competition deadline. Entries may be sent as Microsoft Word, PDF, or WordPerfect documents

Contact

E-mail Logan Blackmore at Logan.P.Blackmore-1@ou.edu

Phone Numbers: (405) 325-2840 and (405) 325-5191

2020 ANTITRUST WRITING AWARDS: BEST STUDENT PAPER

The Antitrust Writing Award for Best Student Paper rewards one student paper that stands out by its originality or relevance to current antitrust issues. The goal of the Award for Best Student Paper is to promote antitrust laws, antitrust economics, and antitrust policies among Law and Economics students and to support student scholarship in the field.

The winners will have their submission published in the Concurrences e-Competitions Bulletin (which covers antitrust cases from 85+ jurisdictions globally), and will receive a one-year Concurrences+ subscription (which gives access to the entire database of writings, photos, and videos from Concurrences antitrust conferences, articles, and books). In addition, the winners will be invited to accept the Award in person at the Concurrences + GW Antitrust Writing Awards Gala Dinner, in front of 200+ top antitrust enforcers, lawyers, economists, and academics from around the world.

1. Eligibility
Students who want to participate in the competition must be graduate students currently enrolled in a law school, business school, or graduate school economics program at the Master's level or higher for the academic year 2019-2020*.

*Eligible papers must have been written or published by the student(s) during 2019.

2. Format
Participants must submit a paper in the format of a case summary or commentary of an antitrust case, investigation, regulation, guideline, or policy. The paper may cover antitrust cases that are criminal or civil, at the local, regional, national or international level, public or private enforcement, within any jurisdiction globally.

Papers must be between 2,000 and 3,000 words long and must be written in English. There are no restrictions as to the format of the paper, and students are encouraged to submit original presentations. Papers can be individual or co-authored.

3. Submissions
All participants must submit their paper by December 22, 2019 before 11:59 PM EST, along with the name of their school and proof of their enrollment. One individual participant cannot submit more than three (3) times.

Papers can be submitted to awards@concurrences.com.

4. Selection & Voting procedure
The Best Student Paper Award will be awarded to the paper which collects the most votes from a peer jury composed of five (5) George Washington University Law School students under the mentorship of Prof. Bill Kovacic.

Any questions regarding the Antitrust Writing Award for Best Student Paper should be referred to awards@concurrences.com.

To sign up for Concurrences newletter, go to https://www.concurrences.com/en/page/compte_newsletters/.

2020 Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition

Greetings!

Planning for the 2020 Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court is already well underway. We are pleased to announce the theme for the upcoming moot court will be Rule of Law and Human Rights: Strengthening Democratic Institutions. A calendar of important dates and registration information is available on our website https://www.wcl.american.edu/impact/initiatives-programs/hracademy/moot/current/registration/.

To register for the competiition, go to https://www.wcl.american.edu/humright/hracademy/mcourt/registration/index.cfm?lang=en.

On behalf of the Competition staff and the Academy on Human Rights, we look forward to seeing you next May!

Rachael Hilderbrand
Competition Coordinator

About the Competition

The Competition was established to train attorneys on how to use the Inter-American Human Rights legal system as a legitimate forum for redressing human rights violations. The Competition requires students to argue the merits of a hypothetical case written on a cutting-edge topic currently being debated within the Inter-American human rights legal system. All student team members must be enrolled in a Juris Doctor (JD) degree program or its international equivalent to participate as a team. The oral round sessions occur in May, in Washington, DC. The 2020 competition will take place May 17 - 22, 2020.

IMPORTANT DATES:
NOVEMBER 1, 2019 Online Registration Opens and Official Rules Available
DECEMBER 10, 2019 Human Rights Day - Hypothetical Case Available
JANUARY 17, 2020 Clarification Questions About Hypothetical Case Due
FEBRUARY 14, 2020 Answers to Clarification Questions Available Online
MARCH 13, 2020 Team Registration Deadline
MARCH 23, 2020 Team Memorial Deadline
APRIL 6, 2020 Bailiff Registration Deadline
APRIL 13, 2020 Observer Registration Deadline
MAY 4, 2020 Judge Registration Deadline
MAY 17, 2020 Competition Check-in and Opening Ceremony (Mandatory Attendance for Teams)
MAY 17-22, 2020 Oral Rounds at American University Washington College of Law

General Information
What makes this competition unique?

The Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition (hereinafter "Competition") is the only trilingual (English, Spanish, and Portuguese) moot court competition based on the Inter-American legal system. The Competition offers students the opportunity to learn about the regional human rights system by analyzing a hypothetical case and the opportunity to interact directly with main figures of the legal system. In addition to participating in the Competition itself, students take advantage of the Competition's location (Washington, DC) by interacting with representatives from major non-governmental organizations such as the Organization of American States and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, among other institutions based in Washington, DC.

Who runs the Competition?

The American University Washington College of Law Academy of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (hereinafter "Academy") administers and runs the Competition, which was founded in 1995 by Washington College of Law (hereinafter "WCL") former Dean Claudio Grossman.

What are the rules of the Competition?

The 2019 Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition Official Rules (hereinafter "Official Rules") explain the structure of the Competition and provide other important information. The Official Rules are located in the Competition's website and are modified every year. Therefore, we encourage everyone (participants, instructors, observers, and judges) to carefully read them. Please check back later for the updated 2020 Official Rules. For any further questions or clarifications, please feel free to contact the Competition at iamoot@wcl.american.edu.

How can I find out more information about the Competition?

If you need more information you may contact the Competition Coordinator, Rachael Hilderbrand, via e-mail at iamoot@wcl.american.edu or call +1-202-274-4215.

Participation
How can I participate in the Competition?

You can participate in one of five ways:

Competitor: Current law students studying toward a Juris Doctor (JD) degree or its international equivalent are eligible to participate in a two-person team representing their school. Teammates work together to research and write a legal brief (memorial) and argue orally, at least twice, during the Preliminary Oral Round held in Washington, D.C. Each team should possess Institutional support to participate.

Coach: Each team has one or two coaches (usually an international law professor or a local attorney with experience in the International Law field) to assist teams with registering, fundraising, and obtaining official approval for the team's participation. They also assist and help students to develop research strategies and offer general guidance about the overall structure of their arguments. Coaches typically accompany their teams to Washington, D.C. for the oral rounds.

Observer: Attending as an observer is an excellent opportunity for non-competitors or non-coaches to experience the Competition. Observers are invited to attend all events open to competitors and coaches, and may participate as judges. Observers attend oral round sessions, receptions, ceremonies, and many other events throughout the Competition week. Observers do not submit written memorials or present oral arguments.

Judge: Judges are attorneys who possess some experience in International Law and volunteer themselves to score the memorials and the oral rounds. Judges receive a Bench Memorandum with specific arguments they should expect to see as they grade the memorials and the oral rounds. Judges may score memorials and/or oral rounds. In addition, a Judge can commit to scoring only the memorials if he/she is unable to attend the Competition.

Bailiff: Any person with an interest in Moot Court or the Inter-American System may apply to be a bailiff, including students high school age or older, educators, and legal professionals. Interested parties should apply online by the date indicated in the Competition calendar. Bailiffs supervise the oral rounds and keep time and order during the rounds.

Alumni: All former participants, coaches, observers, and judges are invited to join the Competition Alumni Association (hereinafter "CAA"). As a member, you are invited to communicate with fellow alumni and to offer the Competition organizers suggestions as to how to improve the Competition, help coordinate local events at your former school and, in general, to promote the Competition to a new generation of law students. For more information on the CAA, visit the website:

https://www.wcl.american.edu/impact/initiatives-programs/hracademy/moot/about/association/

What languages are required for the Competition?

The Competition is conducted in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. While knowledge of two or more of these languages is helpful, competitors, coaches, and judges need not be bilingual. When necessary, interpreters will provide simultaneous interpretation during the oral rounds and other events of the Competition. However, your opponents' memorials will only be available in the original language in which they are submitted.

How much does it cost to attend the Competition?

Team registration fee: The fee per team is $1050 for one coach and two students, or $1425 for two coaches and two students.

Observers registration fee: Observers pay $375 to attend and participate in all Competition events. The Observer registration fee is non-refundable.

Judge registration fee: Judges are not charged with a fee.

Bailiff: Bailiffs are not charged with a fee.

Miscellaneous expenses: Each Competition participant should budget at least $50 per day to cover food, travel within Washington, D.C., and sight-seeing. The cost for each team member to attend the Competition for seven days and seven nights is approximately $750 (not including team registration fee and airfare to and from Washington, D.C. for each person)

Registration
When and how does a team register for the Competition?

Registration dates are announced as soon as possible and registration is conducted entirely online. Visit the Competition page* and fill out your information directly in the registration form. Registration for the 2020 Competition closes on March 13, 2020 but teams are encouraged to complete registration and start the United States visa application process as early as possible.

https://www.wcl.american.edu/impact/initiatives-programs/hracademy/moot/current/registration/

Team registration must include the name of the law school, dean, coach, and if available at the time of Registration, the name of the two student competitors. After the online registration is complete, we require the signature of your law school or university faculty dean, and the registration payment. Upon registration and receipt of the Dean's Authorization Form and fee, Participant Teams will be assigned their Role and a Team Number, which will be used to identify the Team throughout the Competition. A Team is only considered registered once it receives its Team Number and Role assignment.

Who and how can an observer register?

Participating institutions may bring the number of observers necessary for education purposes. However, the Technical Committee reserves the right to limit the number of Observers from any individual institution due to limited space in the Competition venue or other considerations in the best interest of the Competition. Furthermore, if you are not part of a participating team but would like to participate as an observer, you have to submit a written letter to the Technical Committee justifying the need to attend the Competition.

Is there a registration fee to attend the Competition?

The prices are:

Team with 1 coach: $1050

Team with 2 coaches: $1425

Observer: $375

When and how do I pay?

Participants are strongly encouraged to pay with a credit card through online registration. We accept Visa, Master Card and American Express. We also accept bank transfers, money orders, and checks.

PS. For housing: Housing at the American University dormitories is a separate office and, therefore, all housing payments must be directed to the Housing Officer. Housing forms require that you use a credit card.

When and how does a Judge register?

The judge registration form will be available online at the Competition website (from November 1, 2019 through May 4, 2020). Once the judge registration form is completed, you will receive an e-mail notification letting you know that we have received your registration form. Judges that are selected by the Technical Committee to participate will be notified and should register their availability with the Competition Organizers. There is no registration fee for judges to participate. Judges that speak any of the three official languages are welcome to participate and those judges unable to join us in Washington, D.C. for the oral rounds can still participate by grading the written memorials.

When and how does a Bailiff register?

The bailiff registration form will be available online at the Competition website (from November 1, 2019 through April 6, 2020). The Technical Committee will review applications as received and will choose individuals to serve as bailiffs on an as-needed basis. There are twenty (20) positions available, and once all the positions have been filled, registration will close. There is no registration fee for Bailiffs to participate.

Logistics
Where does the Competition take place?

The Competition will be held on the WCL campus (4300 Nebraska Ave., NW), located minutes away from downtown Washington, D.C., home to the United States Congress, the White House, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, internationally renowned museums, and a variety of ethnic restaurants.

Where do participants traditionally stay during the Competition?

For convenience, participants usually stay at the American University main campus dormitories located at the 4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW (1/4 mile south of the law school building). All Competition events will be held at the law school building. There is a shuttle bus that runs for free from main campus to the WCL at least twice an hour.

When should I arrive at the Competition?

All competitors, coaches, and observers should arrive at the Competition on the Sunday morning before the Competition begins. Check-in will be held from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Competition headquarters at the WCL campus (4300 Nebraska Avenue NW). At that time you will receive your Welcome Packets, Preliminary Oral Round assignments, and opponents' Memorials. That evening, we will have an opening ceremony at the law school building.

Judges should check-in with the organizers at the Competition headquarters at the WCL campus (4300 Nebraska Ave.,NW) at least 20 minutes prior to judging their scheduled oral round.

Bailiffs must attend a training session as indicated on the Competition calendar. Bailiffs must report to Competition headquarters at the WCL campus (4300 Nebraska Avenue NW) thirty (30) minutes prior to their scheduled rounds.

Timeline
What dates should I know?

Registration opens: For the 2020 Competition, registration will open on November 1st, 2019. Once you have sent your registration form with the Dean's authorization signature on it and you have paid the registration fee, we will assign you a role and a team number.

Hypothetical case availability: The hypothetical case will be available on Human Rights Day, December 10, 2019. Please check the Competition website for any last minute change to this date.

Clarification questions about the hypothetical case: Each team may submit up to three (3) clarification questions about the hypothetical case to the author, no later than the deadline set in the Competition's calendar. The author will answer all eligible questions within two (2) weeks of receiving all the questions and the answers will be posted on the Competition's website.

In order to submit clarification questions, teams must have fully completed the registration process, including payment of the registration fee, submission of the Dean's Authorization Form, and registration of the two student competitors.

Team and observer registration deadline: For the 2020 Competition, the deadline for Team registration is March 13, 2020. Deadline for Observers registration is April 13, 2020. Note: Team registration must include the names of the coach and the two student participants, the signature of the law school Dean, and registration fee payment. All registration forms will be made available on the Competition website.

Memorial deadline: Please check the Competition calendar for this year's deadlines. Note that substantial penalties are deducted for late Memorials filing (Official Rule 7.8.1).

Check-in: The Competition Organizers will greet you at American University Washington College of Law on the Sunday morning before the Competition begins. Check-in will be held from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, at this time you will receive your Welcome Packet and Preliminary Oral Round assignments.

Oral Rounds: The Preliminary Oral Round begins on Monday morning and continues through Wednesday evening. Since you will receive your oral round assignments on Sunday, please be prepared to argue Monday morning. The Semi-Final Round is on Thursday and the Final Round of the Competition is on Friday morning. Please see the Official Rules and calendar for this year's dates.

For more information and FAQs, visit https://www.wcl.american.edu/impact/initiatives-programs/hracademy/moot/faqs/.

Louis Jackson Memorial National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law

We are pleased to announce that the annual Louis Jackson Memorial National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law is now accepting submissions for 2019-2020. The competition is sponsored by Jackson Lewis LLP and is administered by IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law's Institute for Law and the Workplace (ILW). The top three winners receive scholarships: $3000 for the first-place winner, and $1000 each for the two second-place winners.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Entries must be the law student author's own work and must not be submitted for publication elsewhere. Authors must have completed or be currently taking course work in employment or labor law, and must be enrolled in an accredited law school during the Fall 2019 semester. Only the first two submissions per law school will be accepted as entries for consideration.

FORMAT

Entries must be suitable for publication in a law review. Citations must conform to current Bluebook style. Papers must not exceed 35 pages in length, 8½ by 11 inch, including footnotes, set in 12 point Times Roman font, footnotes in 10 points, with double spacing and one inch margins.

JUDGING

Entries will be blind-judged by an independent panel of law professors from across the United States. The determination of the judges' panel is final. Neither Jackson Lewis LLP nor the Institute for Law and the Workplace is involved in judging the competition. The only identification that may appear on the first or subsequent pages of the paper is the paper title.

SUBMISSION

To submit an entry through our online submission form, please submit here: https://chicagokent.formstack.com/forms/louis_jackson_entry

Hard copies may be mailed to:

Louis Jackson Writing Competition
c/o Institute for Law and the Workplace
Chicago-Kent College of Law
Illinois Institute of Technology
565 West Adams Street
Chicago, IL 60661-3691

DEADLINE DATE

January 22, 2020

About the ILW and Jackson Lewis LLP

The ILW is a national center for research, training, dialogue and reflection on the law that governs the workplace. The ILW pools the resources of leading academic scholars and the practicing professional community to train students and professionals, monitor policies and trends, and reflect upon issues confronting the labor and employment law community in a neutral setting.

Jackson Lewis LLP has been engaged in the practice of employment, labor, and benefits law on behalf of management for over 50 years. With offices in major cities throughout the United States, the firm has a national perspective and an awareness of local business environments. Jackson Lewis pioneered the concept of preventive employee relations to help employers shape a positive and productive workplace. The Louis Jackson Memorial National Student Writing Competition honors the memory of founding partner Louis Jackson, who provided inspiration, guidance, friendship and good humor for 50 years to all associated with the firm.

For more information, visit our website https://www.kentlaw.iit.edu/institutes-centers/institute-for-law-and-the-workplace/louis-jackson-writing-competition.

Center for Alchol Policy 2019 Essay Contest

Description
The Center for Alcohol Policy is sponsoring a writing contest for all interested participants who are over the age of 18 as of December 2019. The contest topic is:

During the United States Supreme Court 2019 term, the Court announced in June its decision in Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailers Association v. Thomas. Based on the Court's decision, what do you believe will be the next steps for alcohol policy in the United States?

Award
Cash prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners in the amount of $5,000, $2,500 and $1,000, respectively. The award will be provided when essay contest winners are announced.
The winning essays will be posted to the Center for Alcohol Policy website and highlighted across additional platforms.

Deadline
Essay submissions must be received by 5:30 p.m. EST on Jan 17, 2020. Essays submitted after this deadline will not be considered.

Eligibility
The contest is open to all persons over the age of 18 as of December 2019. Students, academics, practicing attorneys, policymakers and those with an interest in state- based alcohol regulation are encouraged to
submit essays. No relatives of individuals working for the Center for Alcohol Policy, its leadership or contest judges are eligible to submit entries for this contest.
Any interested person working for a government entity must certify their ability to enter and win this contest prior to submitting an essay and comply with appropriate ethics laws.

Format and Content
For this essay contest, a wide range of essay formats are eligible and encouraged. These can be formal law review article submissions or nonacademic essays. Any form of citations is acceptable, as long as the format is consistent throughout the essay. The essay should be submitted double spaced with at least 12-point font in Times New Roman format and should not exceed 25 pages in length, exclusive of endnotes. Submissions that have been published previously or accepted for publication may be considered only if the author has secured consent from the other journal for the Center for Alcohol Policy to post the winning publication on its website with an appropriate note about the other publication. All entries become the property of the Center for Alcohol Policy.

Judging Process
All submissions will go through an initial screening process. Finalists from this process then will be given to a panel of judges who will judge each essay on its analysis of the question, the depth of this analysis, the readiness of the essay for publication, the quality of the writing, the originality of the topic and the analysis used, the thoroughness of the research and its overall ability to creatively and effectively discuss licensing in the alcohol industry.
Winners will be announced in early 2020.

For additional information, contact the Center for Alcohol Policy at info@centerforalcoholpolicy.org or visit https://www.centerforalcoholpolicy.org/essay-contest/.

22nd ANNUAL ENTERTAINMENT LAW INITIATIVE® WRITING COMPETITION

The Entertainment Law Initiative fosters future careers in entertainment law by seeking out the nation's top law students and giving them invaluable networking and educational opportunities. Now in its 22nd year, the program has grown to include a national legal writing competition.

The ELI Writing Competition challenges students to identify, research, and write an essay with a proposed solution on a compelling legal issue confronting the music industry. A nationwide panel of music law experts will judge the papers in a blind process to select a winner and two runners-up. This contest is open to Juris Doctorate (JD) and master of laws (LLM) candidates currently enrolled at an ABA-accredited law school.

ONE WINNER WILL RECEIVE

  • $10,000 scholarship
  • Two tickets to and recognition onstage at the 22nd Annual Entertainment Law Initiative event & Scholarship Presentation on Jan. 24, 2020
  • Two tickets to the MusiCares® Person of the Year gala Jan. 24, 2020
  • Two tickets to the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards® on Jan. 26, 2020
  • Round-trip airfare to Los Angeles and hotel accommodations for two to attend these events

TWO RUNNERS-UP WILL RECEIVE

  • $2,500 scholarship

IMPORTANT DATES

Paper Submission Deadline: January 2, 2020, 10 a.m. PST (1 p.m. EST).

Winners Announced: January 14, 2020

ELI Event & Scholarship Presentation, Los Angeles: January 24, 2020

Go to https://www.grammy.com/sites/com/files/eli_rules_20-final_0.pdf for a downloadable PDF of ELI Writing Competition rules and submission instructions. For questions or more information email eli@recordingacademy.com

In its 22nd year, ELI promotes discussion and debate on the most compelling legal issues facing the music industry today. The initiative also promotes future careers in entertainment law by seeking out the nation's top law students and giving them invaluable networking and educational opportunities.

The writing contest challenges students to identify, research, and write an essay with a proposed solution on a compelling legal issue confronting the music industry. A national panel of music law experts will judge the papers in a blind process and select one winner and two runners-up.

The scholarship is co-­sponsored by the American Bar Association ("ABA").

Completed manuscripts and accompanying documents (to be defined below) must be submitted via email to eli_submissions@recordingacademy.com on or before January 2, 2020 at 10 a.m. PST (1 p.m. EST). Winner and Runners-Up will be notified on or before January 13, 2020 by email, phone and/or express mail.

CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES

Eligibility requirements

1. This contest is open to Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Laws (LLM), or joint JD/LLM program candidates currently enrolled at an ABA accredited law school. JSD/SJD students are not eligible.

2. Entrants must be an enrolled student as of January 1, 2020.

3. Entrants must be legal residents (including foreign students enrolled in JD or LLM programs at U.S. law schools who are eligible to enter as long as they hold a current, valid U.S. student visa for the law school they are attending) of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, 18 years of age or older, who are located in the United States or the District of Columbia at the time of entry. Contest is void where prohibited.

4. Current regular, full-time, part-time and temporary employees, contractors, interns, GRAMMY U representatives, directors and officers of Sponsor, its parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, distributors, sales representatives, retailers, and advertising, promotion and judging agencies and all other service agencies involved with the Contest, and members of the immediate family (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouse) and household of each such employee are not eligible to participate.

5. Previous winners and/or finalists are ineligible.

Submission requirements

6. Entrants must identify research and write an essay with a proposed solution on a compelling legal issue confronting the music industry ("Essay").

7. All essays must be original works specifically written for the Contest. Previously published works are ineligible. The submission of works previously written for academic purposes is acceptable, provided that the work is edited to meet the guidelines of the Contest and is not identical to the prior academic work.

8. Co-authorship of the Essay is not permitted. Papers may be reviewed by law school faculty or colleagues for editorial feedback, but such assistance may not rise to the level of co-authorship.

9. Completed Essays and accompanying documents (to be specified below, each an "Entry") must be submitted via email to eli_submissions@recordingacademy.com on or before January 2, 2020 at 10 a.m. PST (1 p.m. EST). Late Entries will not be considered. Sponsor's computer is the official time clock of the Contest. Hardcopy submissions will not be accepted.

10. Essays shall be no longer than 3,000 words not including endnotes/footnotes. Entrants must use The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, for citation style.

11. Essays must be in English.

12. Essays must conform to the following (collectively, the "Contest Entry Requirements"):

  • Essay cannot be sexually explicit or suggestive, unnecessarily violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group, profane or pornographic, contain nudity or any materially dangerous activity;
  • Essay cannot promote alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing), any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous, or any particular political agenda or message;
  • Essay cannot be obscene or offensive, endorse any form of hate or hate group;
  • Essay cannot defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about Sponsor or its products, or other people, products or companies;
  • Essay cannot promote any brand or product of any kind, or contain any personal identification, such as license plate numbers, personal names, e-mail addresses or street addresses;
  • Essay cannot communicate messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which Sponsor wishes to associate; and

13. Sponsor reserves the right to waive the Contest Entry Requirements set forth herein in its reasonable discretion.

14. Current contact info including entrant's phone, email, while-in-school mailing address, secondary/home mailing address (if different), phone number, law school name, enrolled program (JD, LLM or joint JD/LLM), and year (1L, 2L, etc.) must accompany the Essay.

15. Entrants' names shall not appear on the Essay but shall appear on a separate title page to be removed when a number is assigned to the Entry.

16. Essay submissions shall be accompanied by a signed and dated copy of these Official Rules.

17. All Entries must be submitted to eli_submissions@recordingacademy.com with the following formatting requirements:

Essays must be in Microsoft Word format in Times New Roman font size 12 - single spaced
Page 1: Title page with all contact information (while-in-school mailing address, secondary/home mailing address (if different), phone number, law school name, enrolled program (JD, LLM or joint JD/LLM), and year (1L, 2L, etc.);
All pages that follow must be anonymous with no mentions of name or school
Signed and dated copy of these Official Rules must be in .PDF, .TIFF, or .JPG format

18. All documents must be saved with the following naming convention: "lastname.firstname_ELI2020submission" example: smith.jane_ELI2020submission.

19. All Essays, and contact information must be merged into one Microsoft Word document.

20. Each author may submit only one Entry. Anyone who attempts to enter with multiple email addresses under multiple identities will be disqualified and forfeits any and all prizes won, in Sponsor's discretion.

21. By submitting an Entry, entrants agree to these Official Rules, which are final and binding in all respects.

22. BY SUBMITTING AN ENTRY, ENTRANT ACKNOWLEDGES THAT HIS/HER ENTRY MAY BE POSTED ON SPONSOR'S WEBSITE OR PUBLISHED IN ANY OTHER MEDIA EXISTING NOW OR LATER CREATED, IN SPONSOR'S DISCRETION. Submission of an Entry grants Sponsor and its agents an unlimited, worldwide, perpetual, license and right to publish, use, and publicly perform the Entry in any way, in any and all media, without limitation, and without consideration to the entrant.

WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION

23. One (1) winner ("Winner") and two (2) runners-up ("Runners-Up") will be selected from among all eligible Entries on or about January 13, 2020 by judges selected by the Sponsor ("Judges").

24. Essays will be judged on: (1) clarity of expression (organization, clarity of presentation, spelling, grammar); (2) originality of thought (uniqueness of topic); (3) depth of analysis; (4) relevance to industry; and (5) Essay requirements (whether the Essay conforms to the Contest Entry Requirements).

25. In the event of a tie, tie breaker will be based upon the highest score in the first judging criteria, continuing thereafter to each judging criteria in order, as needed, to break the tie.

26. Judges' decisions are final in all matter relating to this Contest.

27. Winner and Runners-Up will be notified on or before January 13, 2020 by email, phone and/or express mail.

28. Sponsor is not responsible for any change of email address, mailing address and/or telephone number of entrants.

29. For a list of Winners, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Attn: Membership & Industry Relations Dept., 3030 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404. Requests must be received by March 31, 2020.

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Annual Law Student Writing Competition for 2020

The ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law and The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers are pleased to announce their 2020 writing competition. 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 December 1, 2019. Graduate students in
law school (LLM candidates) are not eligible.

Prizes are as follows: First Place: $3000; Second Place: $1000, and 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. The College and the Section reserve the right not to select any article for publication or award any prizes if, in their judgment, the submissions do not meet their standards for outstanding legal writing. 

Complete rules are attached and should be read in their entirety. Competition rules can also be found on the College website at www.laborandemploymentcollege.org.

College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Annual Law Student Writing Competition 2020 Rules
1. Judges will pay specific attention to these questions:

● Is the topic relevant, engaging and useful to labor and employment lawyers in their practices?
● Is the analysis original, novel, fresh, and innovative? Is the topic more than a simple description of a court decision or other legal development?
● Are competing viewpoints considered?
● Is the paper well written, with strong footnoting following the Bluebook and providing insightful information?

2. Entries will also be evaluated on clarity, including on syntax, grammar and spelling.

3. Students are required to confer or consult with a labor or employment law professor or practitioner on topics.

4. Manuscripts must be the original work of a single author and may not have been written for paid employment. The manuscript may not be under review for publication anywhere at the time it is submitted to this competition and may not be submitted for publication anywhere between the date of its submission and August 15, 2020.

5. The text and footnotes should be in 12-point Times New Roman font, double-spaced on 8 ½ x 11 inch paper with one-inch margins on all sides. The manuscript, exclusive of the cover page, must be between 20 and 30 pages. Do not submit an abstract, endnotes, a table of contents, or table of cases. Articles must be submitted as two attachments, one in Microsoft Word and one in PDF format.

6. All citations should conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th Edition). Footnotes should be instructive and not merely cite a case or secondary source.

7. Submissions must have been written while the author was a student at an accredited law school in the United States. Authors may not have graduated from law school prior to December 1, 2019.

8. No person may submit more than one entry.

9. The judges reserve the right not to award any prizes and to reject any or all submissions.

10. Articles must be submitted to swan@laborandemploymentcollege.org, using the subject line "Writing Competition," by midnight (EDT) on June 15, 2020. To assure that competition judges are not provided information on authors' identity, a separate cover page must be submitted with your manuscript (see last page of rules). No personal information should appear on the manuscript itself; however, the title should appear at the top of the first page and pages should be numbered. Do not include your name as part of the file names of your Word or PDF documents; instead use a descriptive name related to the subject matter of your article, such as "Free Speech and the National Labor Relations Act," or "Religion and Employment Law."

Publication and Prizes
1. The following prizes are available: First Place: $3,000; Second Place: $1,000; and Third Place: $500.
2. One or more articles may be selected for publication in the ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law.
3. Names of the authors of the winning articles and titles of their articles will be mentioned in the ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law.
4. The author of the first-place winning article will be invited as a guest of the annual Continuing Legal Education program of the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law and honored at the Annual Induction Dinner of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.
5. The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers may, at its discretion, include a copy of any or all of the prize-winning manuscripts in an issue of its newsletter or on its web site.
6. Editors of the ABA Journal of Labor and Employment Law have the final authority, in their discretion, over whether to publish a winning article. A paper may not be published, among other reasons, if the winning paper's topic is the same, or similar to, other articles that have largely covered the field or predominantly covered the field.

American College Of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers 2020 Writing Competition

The American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers is pleased to announce its 2020 annual writing competition to recognize significant written contributions to the field of U.S. consumer financial services law in the following categories:

(a) books
(b) publishable articles, book chapters, or substantial book reviews by a professional in the field
(c) publishable student case notes, articles, or comments

The awards include cash payments of $5000, $3500, and $1500, respectively, a Certificate of Recognition from the College, and travel expenses to attend the Spring 2020 meeting of the College, scheduled to be held in Boston, MA in late March 2020. In any given year, depending on submissions, awards may be made in all, some or no categories. Eligible entries must discuss an aspect of U.S. consumer financial services law. Topics that relate principally to securities regulation, bankruptcy, insurance, or the safety and soundness aspects of banking regulation are not eligible. However, works on subjects within these (or other) areas will be considered if they bear directly on U.S. consumer financial services. Entries must have been written or published between November 15, 2018, and December 1, 2019. The deadline for submission is December 1, 2019. Unpublished entries should be typed, double spaced, and conform to law review standards. All entries should be submitted in electronic format via e-mail to the e-mail addresses at the end of this announcement. The American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers is a nonprofit association of attorneys who have made significant contributions to U.S. 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:

Elizabeth C. Yen, ACCFSL Annual Writing Competition Chair Hudson Cook, LLP
ecyen@hudco.com and jheckhaus@hudco.com

More information on the College and the writing competition may be found at: http://www.accfsl.org/writing-competition/

Companion Animal Law Writing Contest sponsored by the American Kennel Club

Official Rules:
NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL, AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

1. Eligibility
Companion Animal Law Writing Contest (the "Contest") is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old or the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence, whichever is greater, at the time of entry. Entrants must be enrolled at an ABA-accredited law school in the United States. Employees of The American Kennel Club, Inc. and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising and promotion agencies, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee (whether or not related) are not eligible. The Contest is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

2. Sponsor
The Contest is sponsored by The American Kennel Club, Inc. (the "Sponsor"), 101 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10178.

3. Agreement to Official Rules and Policies
By participating, entrant agrees to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules. The decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding in all respects. Winning a prize is contingent upon compliance with these Official Rules and fulfilling all other requirements set forth herein.

4. Contest Period
The Contest begins on August 15, 2019, at 8:00 a.m. ET and ends on November 30, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. ET (the "Contest Period"). Sponsor's computer is the official time keeping device of this Contest. Entries that are submitted before or after the Contest Period will be disqualified. Entries will be accepted for the duration of the Contest Period.

5. How to Enter
a. Only previously unpublished, original works created exclusively by the entrant may be entered. Limit: one (1) entry per person.
b. Your submission must include:
     • Cover sheet with the following information:
          * Entrant's full name, address (mail and email), and telephone number
          * Name of school and year of study
          * Date of submission of paper
     • Certification signed by the entrant that the paper submitted is original and has not previously been published in any form.
c. Entries must be emailed or post-marked no later than 6 p.m. ET on November 30, 2019:
     • via email in PDF format to doglaw@akc.org with the subject line "Law Student Writing Competition;" or
     • via mail to American Kennel Club, 8051 Arco Corporate Drive, Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27617, Attn: Emily Holmes, Law Student Writing Competition.
d. Requirements for entry:
     • The subject of the paper submitted must be one of the following topics:
     1. Several state legislatures have recently amended animal control and enforcement laws' bond-for-care provisions. These laws require an owner to post security or provide a care bond to cover           the cost of care for animals seized by animal control or other enforcement entities pursuant to certain criminal and civil law actions. Discuss hallmarks of current bond-for-care laws, including             due process protections. Discuss any special variations states may have. Discuss what types of situations have recently given rise to lawsuits by those subject to bond-for-care requirements,           and how they have or may be resolved? All points of view are welcome.
         OR
     2. Fraudulent claims that a dog or other animal is a service or emotional support animal have led to denials of access to public spaces and some modes of transportation. Discuss the Animal                 Welfare Act, the Air Carrier Access Act, and any other laws that apply to emotional support animals. What types of situations would give rise to lawsuits over denial of access? What changes             are recommended to curtail service and emotional support animal fraud, and what would be the consequences? What would be the net impact on animal welfare? All points of view are                       welcome.
     • The paper must be formatted as follows:
          * Double-spaced, 8 ½ x 11 inch sized papers with one-inch margins.
          * Minimum of eight pages and maximum of 15 pages in length.
          * Typed in 12 point Times New Roman font
          * Single-spaced footnotes (not endnotes) typed in 10 point Times New Roman font.
          * Proper citation format.
     • The paper submitted must not be derogatory, offensive, threatening, defamatory, disparaging, libelous or contain any content that is inappropriate, indecent, sexual, profane, tortious,                          landerous, discriminatory in any way or that promotes hatred or harm against any group or person, or otherwise does not comply with the topics and spirit of the Contest.
     • The paper submitted must not contain material that violates, misappropriates or infringes upon any law or regulation or the rights of any third party including, but not limited to, any copyright,              trademark or any rights of publicity or privacy, or any other intellectual property or proprietary rights.
e. Entries that do not comply with all of these requirements will not be accepted.

6. Judging Criteria
Entries will be judged by members of the legal and public policy professions with experience in laws impacting companion animals. The following factors will be considered: demonstrated    knowledge of the topic, application of legal principles, effective use of proper authorities, strength of logic and reasoning, originality, and conclusions of future impact. In addition, consideration will be given to technical aspects such as: organization, citations, proper format, and overall clarity.
The decisions of the judges are final.

7. License to Use Entries
By entering the Contest, all entrants grant an irrevocable, unconditional, perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive license to Sponsor and their respective licensees to reproduce, store, copy, transmit, publish, post, broadcast, distribute, display and create derivative works of and/or otherwise use (without limitation as to when or to the number of times used) each element of an entrants' entry (including, but not limited to, the paper submitted) in connection with the Contest, the promotion of the Contest, and in any other manner at the discretion of the Sponsor in any media now or hereafter known. Entrant waives intellectual property rights, privacy/publicity rights or other legal or moral rights that might preclude Sponsor's use of any element of the entry, and agrees not to sue or assert any claim against the Sponsors for the use of any element of the entry. Display or publication of any paper on the Sponsor's Web site does not indicate the entrant will be selected as the
Grand Prize winner. Sponsor will not be required to pay any consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with use of an entry.

8. First and Second Prizes
Two prizes will be awarded. The First Prize winner will receive $2,500. The Second Prize winner will receive $500. The First Prize and Second Prize winners will be announced on December 17, 2019. The potential winners are subject to verification by Sponsor. Limit: one (1) prize per person. Each prize winner is responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use.

9. Prize Winner Notifications
The potential prize winners will be notified by email at the addresses provided on the entry form. If the potential prize winners cannot be contacted within five (5) days after the date of the first attempt to contact him/her or the prize is returned as undeliverable, the potential prize winners forfeit the prize and Sponsor reserves the right to award the prize to the Second Prize winner (in the case of the First Prize winner forfeiting) and/or another entrant (in the case of the Second Prize winner forfeiting). The potential winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. In the event that a potential prize winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner from among all remaining eligible entries. Only three (3) alternate announcements will be held, after which the prize will remain un-awarded. The prizes will be fulfilled approximately 8-10 weeks after the conclusion of the Contest. By entering the Contest, entrants agree to the use by Sponsor and its designees of their names, statements and photographs/likenesses for advertising and promotional purposes for this and similar promotions, worldwide, and in perpetuity, in any and all forms of media, now known or hereafter devised (including and without limitation, the Internet) without additional compensation except where prohibited by law. Upon request, winner agrees to consent to such request in writing.

10. General Conditions
In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Contest is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, bug, worm, unauthorized human intervention or other technical problem, or in the event the Contest is unable to run as planned for any other reason, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either (a) suspend the Contest to address the impairment and then resume the Contest in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules or (b) terminate the Contest. In the event of termination Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, award the prize at random from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the impairment. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to damage the website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be in violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an
attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages (including attorney fees) and any other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

11. Release and Limitations of Liability
By participating in the Contest, entrants agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor, and its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, other companies associated with the Contest, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives, and agents (the Released Parties) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto), including, but not limited to: (a) any technical errors associated with the Contest, including lost, interrupted or unavailable Internet Service Provider (ISP), network, server, wireless server provider, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone, cellular tower or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; (b) unauthorized human intervention in the Contest; (c) mechanical, network, electronic, computer, human, printing or typographical errors in the Official Rules or any other Contest-related materials; (d) application downloads, (e) any other errors or problems in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors that may occur in the administration of the Contest, the announcement of the winner, the incorrect downloading of the application, the processing of entries, application downloads or in any Contest-related materials; (f) injury, death, losses or damages of any kind, to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrants participation in the Contest or acceptance, receipt or misuse of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto); or (g) the use of any element of entrant's entry, or the entrant's conduct in submitting an entry or otherwise in connection with this Contest including, but not limited to, claims for trademark infringement, copyright infringement, violation of an individual's right of publicity or right of privacy, or defamation. Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties' liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Contest, if any, and in no event shall the entrant be entitled to receive attorney fees, disbursements or court costs. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages. 

12. Disputes
Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest or any prize awarded ("Claims") shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in New York, NY. All Claims, issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrants rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and  construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York and the federal laws of the United States of America without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than New York. Each entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, Claims, and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, this Contest or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York or the appropriate New York state court; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to the actual cost of entering and participating in the Contest, if any, but in no event including attorneys' fees, disbursements or court costs; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental and consequential damages, and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket costs. 13. Collection and Use of Personal Information By entering the Contest, (a) entrant agrees to Sponsor's collection, use and disclosure of entrant's personal information as described in Sponsor's Privacy Policy, located at http://www.akc.org; and entrants agree that personal data submitted with an entry, including but not limited to name, mailing address, phone number and email address may be collected, processed, shared, disclosed, stored, maintained and otherwise used by Sponsor for the purposes of conducting and administering the Contest; for marketing purposes by the Sponsor if entrant has opted-in to receive marketing communication from Sponsor; and for any other purpose outlined in these Official Rules.

14. Winner List
To request the names of the prize winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to American Kennel Club, Companion Animal Law Writing Contest, 101 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10178. Prize winners list requests will only be accepted after the Contest end date. For the prize winners list, you can also send an email to doglaw@akc.org with the subject line "Law Student Writing Competition." The prize winners expressly agree to Sponsor's use of their names for this purpose.

2019 NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION COMMITTEE ON ANIMALS AND THE LAW STUDENT WRITING COMPETITION

The Committee on Animals and the Law of the New York State Bar Association is very pleased to announce the Eleventh Annual Student Writing Competition. The deadline for submission is July 12, 2019.

The Committee on Animals and the Law was established to provide information resources for the New York State Bar Association's members and the public about non-human, animal-related humane issues, which arise from and have an effect upon our legal system. This competition seeks to foster legal scholarship among law students in the area of animals and the law. This competition provides law students with an incentive and opportunity to learn more about this area of law.

Law students (which include J.D., L.L.M., Ph.D., and S.J.D. candidates) are invited to submit to the Committee on Animals and the Law an article concerning any area of Animal Law. All submissions will be reviewed by a panel of attorneys and other professionals practicing or otherwise involved in animal law. The winners will be chosen in accordance with the competition rules. The first-place winner will receive $1,000 and a certificate of achievement. The second-place winner will receive $500 and a certificate of achievement. The third-place winner will receive a certificate of achievement.

RULES
Topic: Any topic on Animal Law.

Eligibility: To be eligible for consideration, the submission must be written by a student currently enrolled (full time or part time) in an ABA-accredited law school. Students expecting to receive their degree in 2019 are eligible for consideration. The submission must be written by one and only one student, i.e., papers jointly written by more than one student or that have been subjected to line editing by professors or advisors shall not be considered. No paper that has been previously published in any form shall be considered. We will only accept one submission per entrant.

Deadline: Papers must be emailed no later than July 12, 2019.

Award Criteria: Written submissions will be judged based on quality, clarity, originality, and organization. All essays must also meet the following criteria:

  • Length: Typewritten, double spaced, no less than 12-point Times New Roman font, on 8 ½ inch by 11 inch paper, with 1 inch margins, and no more than 25 pages, including footnotes. Footnotes should be single spaced, and no less than 10 point font.
  • Format: Email to Kimberly Francis, NYSBA Staff Liaison no later than July 12, 2019, at kfrancis@nysba.org.

Cover Page: 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.

Prizes Awarded:

  • 1st place: $1,000 and a certificate of achievement
  • 2nd place: $500 and a certificate of achievement
  • 3rd place: Certificate of recognition

The Committee also reserves the right to offer the winners (and other entrants), in the Committee's discretion, the opportunity to publish his/her paper in the Committee's Laws & Paws publication. Offers to publish are purely within the discretion of the Committee and the Committee in no way guarantees entrant's the opportunity for publication. By participating in the Student Writing Competition, entrants agree to permit publication by the Committee.

Mary Moers Wenig Competition Official Rules (2019)

Description of Competition: The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) announces the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Mary Moers Wenig 2019 Student Writing Competition. This competition was created by ACTEC's Legal Education Committee, which consists of law school professors who teach in the area of trusts and estates and practitioners who teach as adjuncts in the trusts and estates field. The competition honors the late Mary Moers Wenig, a member of ACTEC's Legal Education Committee, who was a law school professor for over 30 years.

Consistent with ACTEC's purposes, the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Mary Moers Wenig Student Writing Competition was created to encourage and reward scholarly works in the area of trusts and estates. ACTEC's purposes are to maintain an association of lawyers, international in scope, skilled and experienced in the preparation of wills and trusts; estate planning; probate procedure and administration of trusts and estates of decedents, minors and incompetents; to improve and reform probate, trust and tax laws, procedures, and professional responsibility, to bring together qualified lawyers whose character and ability will contribute to the achievement of the purposes of the College; and to cooperate with bar associations and other organizations with similar purposes. The funding for the competition will be provided by the ACTEC Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity that supports educational projects relating to trust and estate law.

Eligibility: This competition is open to any law student in good standing (full-time or part-time) who is currently enrolled at the time of submission or was a student within the past 90-day period prior to submission as a J.D. or LL.M. candidate in an ABA-accredited law school within the United States or its possessions.

Only papers that have not been previously published are eligible. Papers accepted for publication, but not yet published, are eligible, as are papers prepared for law school credit. In all cases, the paper submitted must be the entrant's sole, original, work. Unless a work is co-authored, each entry shall be the original work of a single individual. A co-authored paper by no more than two individuals is acceptable provided the paper submitted is the original work of the co-authors.

Entrants are limited to one submission per year.

Area and Topics: The paper must relate to the area of trusts and estates, broadly defined. Any one or more of the following topics are appropriate for discussion:

Business Planning
Charitable Planning
Elder Law
Employee Benefits
Fiduciary Accounting
Fiduciary Administration
Fiduciary Income Taxation
Fiduciary Litigation
Estate Planning and Drafting
Professional Responsibility
Substantive Laws for the Gratuitous Transmission of Property
Wealth Transfer Taxation (Estate, Gift and GST Tax)
Note: Entrants should write on issues of general interest, rather than state specific issues. Entrants should only write on issues within a topic (e.g., business planning, employee benefits, professional responsibility or elder law) that are specifically relevant to the trusts and estates area.

Format: The body of the paper must be between twenty and thirty double-spaced pages in length and should be formatted on 8 ½" x 11" paper, with one-inch margins. In addition, endnotes, not to exceed an additional five single-spaced pages in length, should be formatted on 8 ½" x 11" paper, with one-inch margins. The type for both the body of the paper and the endnotes should be in 12 point Times New Roman or Times Roman font. Entrants should write papers in traditional law review style, presenting a scholarly discussion with full citation to authority in endnotes. Style must conform to the current edition of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation.

Submission Rules: Submit the following:

Put only the title to the paper and the last 4 digits of your social security number (or numbers) on the paper. Your name is not to be on any copy of the paper submitted. This will assure that papers are graded anonymously.

An official entry form, which includes a publication and liability release form. The form is available at the top of this webpage.

Email paper in either MS Word or PDF, and scanned entry form to: Amy Michaud at michaud@actec.org.

Deadline for submission: The submission must be received on or before June 17, 2019. An otherwise eligible submission will be considered as part of any 2020 writing competition if it is received after June 17, 2019, and before June 15, 2020, by a law student who was in good standing at an ABA-accredited law school within the United States or its possessions law at the time the paper was submitted.

Prior Publication: If a paper submitted to this competition is accepted for publication after having been submitted to this competition, the individual (or co-authors) must immediately notify ACTEC's office of this fact at the email address listed under Submission Rules. The paper's acceptance for publication elsewhere will not preclude its continued consideration for prize purposes. However, the Editors of the ACTEC Law Journal shall have the discretion to decide if an entry accepted for publication elsewhere will remain eligible for publication in the ACTEC Law Journal.

Effect of Submission: By submitting the paper and official entry form, the entrant agrees that (1) the entrant has read the competition rules and accepts the conditions stated; (2) the paper is one written by the entrant (or is one co-authored by the entrant); (3) the entrant releases ACTEC and the ACTEC Foundation from all liability; and (4) the entrant releases the use of his or her paper and name for publication in any medium and for editorial, advertising, and promotional usage, without compensation, in connection with the promotion of this writing competition and succeeding writing competitions sponsored by ACTEC and the ACTEC Foundation.

Note: In compliance with Tennessee law, the entry form for Tennessee residents will exclude the requirement that the entrants allow the use of their names in any medium, and for editorial, advertising, and promotional usage, without compensation, in connection with the promotion by ACTEC and the ACTEC Foundation and succeeding writing competitions sponsored by ACTEC and the ACTEC Foundation.

Tennessee residents please contact Amy Michaud to obtain the appropriate entry form. Ms. Michaud's email address is amy.michaud@actec.org.

Papers will not be returned.

A PAPER THAT FAILS TO COMPLY WITH ALL FORMAT AND OTHER SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

Judging: The papers will be judged anonymously by a panel of judges who will be appointed by ACTEC's Legal Education Committee. The judges will include Academic Fellows of ACTEC, other ACTEC Fellows and a member of the editorial board of the ACTEC Law Journal.

The papers will be judged on the basis of research and analysis, choice of topic, writing style, originality, and contribution to the literature available on the topic. If there are suitable submissions, a national first, second, and third-place winner will be selected on or before September 2, 2019. If there are not suitable submissions, the judges may decide not to select first, second or third place winners. In addition, the judges may select one or more papers to receive an honorable mention prize. The decision of the judges shall be final.

Christopher E. Bergin Award for Excellence In Writing

Eligibility: The competition is open to any student currently enrolled in a law, business, or public policy program. Each student may submit only one paper. Co-authored papers will be accepted.

Topic: Submissions should focus on an unsettled question in federal, state, or international tax law or policy.

Format: Entries should be a minimum of 2,500 words and a maximum of 12,000 words, including footnotes. Citations should be formatted as footnotes in accordance with the current version of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation. Bibliographies and reference lists are not allowed. Articles should be submitted as Microsoft Word documents.

Deadline: Entries must be received no later than June 30, 2019.

Submission Process: Entries must be submitted through the Student Writing Competition online portal. Please do not include any identifying information in the article. Entries submitted through email will not be accepted.

Evaluation: Our editorial staff blindly evaluates entries on originality, readability, organization, reasoning, and overall quality of content.

Winning Entries: Winning entries are published in Tax Notes' weekly magazines and will be eligible to receive a 12-month subscription to Tax Notes' daily and weekly products. Winners' names and schools will be prominently featured on the Tax Notes website. All winning articles will remain in the Tax Notes archives indefinitely. Winning entrants will be subject to our editorial process and publication policies, including signing an outside author agreement.

Notification: Entrants will be notified that their papers have been received within 2 days of submission, and will be notified of competition results by August 9, 2019.

Conditions: Submissions must not have been published in any other publication or forum at the time of submission. If a student accepts an offer of publication before notification of the results of this competition, Tax Analysts must be immediately informed.

Contact: Please direct any questions to studentwritingcomp@taxanalysts.org.

THE JUDGE JOHN R. BROWN SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION 26TH ANNUAL BROWN AWARD

1177WEST LOOP SOUTH, TENTH FLOOR
HOUSTON,TEXAS77027
RULES FOR THE 2019 BROWN A WARD OF $10,000
FOR EXCELLENCE IN LEGAL WRITING
The Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation is pleased to announce the twenty-sixth annual Brown Award. The Award honors excellence in legal writing in American law schools. Any law student currently enrolled in an accredited law school in the United States seeking a J.D. or LL.B degree is eligible to submit a paper for the Award. The awards for 2019 will be as follows:

$10,000 First Place,
$5,000 Second Place,
$3,000 Third Place,
$1,000 Finalist,
$1,000 Finalist, and

$5,000 to the Scholarship Fund selected
by the Dean of the law school in which the First Place candidate is enrolled.

In order to be considered, two copies of a current legal writing must be submitted to the Foundation c/o Kenneth G. Engerrand, Brown Sims, P.C., Tenth Floor, 1177 West Loop South, Houston, Texas 77027-9007. The article must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from a law school faculty member or legal professional other than the author of the paper. Only one paper may be submitted on behalf of any student, and only one paper may be sponsored by any faculty member or legal professional. The submission must be postmarked no later than June 3, 2019. The submission must contain a separate sheet containing the title of the paper; the name, physical address, telephone number, and email address of the student; and the name, title, physical address, and email address of the student's sponsor. There is no page limitation or restriction on the topic except that the writing must be on a legal subject. Papers that have been submitted to a law review for publication are eligible, but the submission must be of the paper in its form before it was edited by anyone other than the author.

The Foundation will appoint a final judging panel consisting of a law school dean, a federal judge, and a law school professor. The Foundation will not return any material submitted to the Foundation. The 2019 recipient of the Brown Award will be notified by December 3, 2019, and listed with the other finalists at the website www.brownsims.com/about-brown-sims/affiliations/judge-john-r-brown-award/ .

ELI CONSTITUTIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW WRITING COMPETITION

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, while other parties have brought constitutional and common-law claims in support of preserving or expanding environmental protections. ELI invites 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 PC, one of the nation's premier environmental law firms.

ELI CONSTITUTIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW PRIZE: The author of the article deemed best by a panel of judges will receive $2000 cash, publication in ELI's flagship publication, the Environmental Law Reporter, and a one-year individual membership to ELI.

TOPIC: Any topic addressing developments or trends in U.S. environmental law with a significant constitutional, "federalism," or other cross-cutting component. (See sample topics below.)

ELIGIBILITY: Students currently enrolled in law school (in the U.S. or abroad) are eligible, including students who will graduate in 2019. 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.

DEADLINE: Entries must be received no later than 11:59 pm ET on Monday, April 8, 2019. Please email entries (and any questions) to Lovinia Reynolds at reynolds@eli.org. You will receive a
confirmation of receipt by email.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
Cover page. This separate page must include the following information:
• Title;
• Author's name, year in law school, and expected graduation date (to facilitate impartial judging, the author's name and law school must NOT appear anywhere else in the entry, other than on
this cover page);
• Law school name and address;
• Author's permanent and school mailing addresses, email address, and phone number (IMPORTANT: indicate effective dates for any contact information that is subject to change);
• Abstract (limited to 100 words) describing the piece; and
• Certification that the article has not been published and is not slated for future publication (while authors may submit their articles to other publishers or competitions,
acceptance for publication elsewhere will disqualify an entry from further consideration).

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, single-
spaced). Citation style should conform to the Bluebook. Submissions must be made by emailattachment in Microsoft Word format, with the cover page as a separate attachment.

CRITERIA & PUBLICATION: The prize will be awarded to the student work that 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. To learn more, including the results of past writing competitions, please visit www.eli.org and http://www.eli.org/constitution-courts-and-legislation/diamond-
constitutional-environmental-law-writing-competition.

SAMPLE TOPICS: Students may develop their own constitutional environmental law topic, or submit a piece exploring one of the topics below:

1) Claims that actions of the Executive Branch or of Congress violate the separation of powers. E.g., Patchak v. Zinke, 138 S. Ct. 897 (2018) (constitutionality of a jurisdiction-stripping
statute); Public Citizen v. Trump, 297 F. Supp. 3d 6 (D.D.C. 2018) ("two-for-one" executive order); Ctr. for Biological Diversity v. Zinke, 313 F. Supp. 3d 976 (D. Alaska 2018), appeal filed
(invalidation of rule under the Congressional Review Act); League of Conservation Voters v. Trump, 303 F. Supp. 3d 985 (D. Alaska 2017) (reversal of presidential withdrawals of areas from oil and
gas leasing); In re Border Infrastructure Environmental Litigation, 284 F. Supp. 3d 1092 (S.D. Cal. 2018) (waiver of environmental protections for border facilities); Hopi Tribe, et al. v. Trump, et
al., 2018 WL 473561 (D.D.C. 2018) (shrinking of Bears Ears National Monument).

2) Role of the states under cooperative federalism, concerning issues like the status of the Clean Air Act waivers that allow California to set vehicle emissions standards, e.g., 83 Fed. Reg. 42986
(proposed Aug. 24, 2018).

3) Claims that state efforts to pursue environmental goals violate the Dormant Commerce Clause, e.g., American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers v. O'Keefe, 909 F.3d 903 (Sep. 7, 2018)
(challenging Oregon's Clean Fuels Program); North Dakota v. Heydinger, 825 F.3d 912 (8th Cir. 2016) (Minnesota renewable energy standard); or claims that state laws are preempted by federal law, e.g., Elec. Power Supply Ass'n v. Star, 904 F.3d 518 (Sep. 13, 2018) (upholding Illinois' implementation of ‘"zero emission credits").

4) Claims that laws governing agricultural or environmental monitoring violate the First Amendment, e.g., W. Watersheds Project v. Michael, 869 F.3d 1189 (10th Cir. 2017) (data collection); Animal
Legal Def. Fund v. Wasden, 878 F.3d 1184 (9th Cir. 2018) (ag-gag law); or that product-labeling requirements compel speech in violation of the First Amendment, e.g., Am. Beverage Ass'n v. City &
Cty. of San Francisco, No. 16-16072, 871 F.3d 884 (9th Cir. 2017) (soda labeling), rehearing en banc granted 880 F.3d 1019, 1020 (9th Cir. 2018).

5) The implications for climate resilience of current interpretations of the Takings Clause, e.g., St. Bernard Par. Gov't v. United States, 887 F.3d 1354 (Fed. Cir. 2018), cert. denied sub nom. St.
Bernard Par. v. United States, No. 18-359, 2019 WL 113112 (U.S. Jan. 7, 2019).

6) Novel common-law or constitutional theories advanced to promote environmental protection, e.g., Juliana v. United States, 2018 WL 6303774 (D. Or. 2018) (pending interlocutory appeal in case
presenting climate-related constitutional and public trust claims); Chernaik v. Brown, 295 Or. App. 584, 586 (2019) (concluding that the public trust doctrine doesn't create an affirmative state
obligation to protect public trust resources from the effects of climate change). Foster v. Washington Dept. of Ecology, 200 Wash. App. 1035 (Wash. App. Div. 1, 2017) (reversing trial court
order pertaining to greenhouse gas rulemaking).

7) Other cross-cutting issues, e.g., statutory claims that agencies are required to consider climate change impacts, compare WildEarth Guardians v. United States Bureau of Land Mgmt., 870 F.3d
1222 (10th Cir. 2017) (holding analysis was inadequate), with Sierra Club v. U.S. Dep't of Energy, No. 15-1489, 867 F.3d 189 (D.C. Cir. 2017) (upholding analysis); or claims that application of
endangered species protection exceeds statutory or constitutional authority, seeWeyerhaeuser Co. v. U.S.F.W.S., 586 U.S. (2018).

Liberty & Law Essay Contest, co-sponsored by the Federalist Society

The Liberty & Law Center at George Mason University's Antonin Scalia Law School and the Federalist Society invite you to write an up to 2000-word essay on the topic: How to promote a culture of open debate and tolerance for ideological diversity at universities in general, or at law schools specifically. This competition is open to first-year students (1Ls) nationwide enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school as a J.D. candidate. The first-place prize is $2000 and the essay will be posted on the Federalist Society website and the Liberty & Law Center website with the potential for additional publication. There will also be $500 prizes for two runners-up (with the first-place prize, the "Prizes"). The essays will be reviewed anonymously by a panel of legal academics and professionals. The deadline for submissions is February 18th, 2019, at 8:00 p.m. EST.

Apply here.

Constance Baker Motley National Student Writing Competition

Submission Deadline: February 10, 2019

The American Constitution Society (ACS) and the University of Pennsylvania Law School ACS Chapter host an annual national student writing competition in honor of Constance Baker Motley's legacy. As a civil rights attorney, first woman elected President of the Borough of Manhattan, and the first African-American woman appointed to the federal bench, Motley's life-long commitment to equality for all aligns with ACS's mission to ensure that law is a force to improve the lives of all people. The deadline for the 2019 Constance Baker Motley National Student Writing competition is February 10, 2019.

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.

Competition Details
Deadline: February 10, 2019

Papers are judged on the quality of their analysis and writing. The judging committee will include federal judges and leading academics. The student authors of the top three papers will receive special recognition at the ACS National Convention in the summer of 2019 and a cash prize for their work. The winner will be awarded $3,000. Each of the two runners-up will receive $1,000. The top paper would be eligible for publication in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law.

For full details: https://www.acslaw.org/get-involved/awards-and-competitions/constance-baker-motley-national-student-writing-competition/

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Annual Law Student Writing Competition for 2018-2019


The ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law and The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers are pleased to announce their 2018-2019 writing competition. 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 December 1, 2018. Graduate students in law school (LLM candidates) are not eligible. Entries should address aspects of public or private sector labor and/or employment law relevant to the American labor and employment bar. Students are encouraged to discuss novel issues, innovative ideas, or fresh perspectives on the following areas affecting labor and employment in the U.S. and/or abroad that would be noteworthy to the U.S.: a public policy issue; practical implications of a leading case or doctrine; a statute or the need for statutory modification; or a common law doctrine. Articles may address U.S. law, international law of relevance to U.S. labor and employment attorneys, or how a legal topic is treated in states across the country. Papers limited to the law of a single state will not be considered. Papers must be analytical in nature, not merely a summary of the law. Students must present and discuss competing points of view with respect to the issue addressed and must distinguish their conclusions from opposing positions with sound logic and reference to multiple primary and secondary sources. We discourage students from writing articles about a recent Supreme Court decision or a case pending before the Supreme Court, unless the article is novel and focuses upon case law or statutory developments subsequent to the Supreme Court's decision.

Prizes are as follows: First Place: $3000; Second Place: $1000, and Third Place: $500. The first­place 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 annual Continuing Legal Education program of the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law and honored at the Annual Induction Dinner of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. The College and the Section reserve the right not to select any article for publication or award any prizes if, in their judgment, the submissions do not meet their standards for outstanding legal writing.

1. Judges will pay specific attention to these questions:
• Is the analysis original, novel, fresh, and/or innovative? Is the topic handled with originality and not simply descriptive of a court decision or other legal development?
• Is the topic relevant to labor and employment law practice?
• Is the paper well written, with strong footnoting following the Bluebook and providing insightful information?
• How well is the author's position argued and supported?
• What is the quality of the author's legal analysis?

2. Entries will also be evaluated on grammar, spelling, usage and syntax, clarity, structure, overall appearance, strength of writing, and strength of consideration of competing viewpoints.

3. Students are required to confer or consult with a labor or employment law professor or practitioner on topics and consult with such experts in the formation of arguments presented in the paper. This requirement better assures that content will be relevant and of interest to potential readers, most of whom routinely practice labor and employment law. However, manuscripts must be the original work of a single author and may not have been written for paid employment. The manuscript may not be under review for publication anywhere at the time it is submitted to this competition and may not be submitted for publication anywhere between the date of its submission to this competition and August 15, 2019.

4. The text and footnotes should be in 12-point Times New Roman font, double-spaced on
8 ½ x 11 inch paper with one-inch margins on all sides. The manuscript, exclusive of the cover page, must be between 20 and 40 pages. Do not submit an abstract, endnotes, a table of contents, or table of cases. Articles must be submitted as two attachments, one in Microsoft Word and one in PDF format. Please do not use author's name when saving the file.

5. All citations should conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th Edition). Footnotes should be instructive and not merely cite a case or secondary source.

6. Submissions must have been written while the author was a student at an accredited law school in the United States. Authors may not have graduated from law school prior to December 1, 2018. Graduate students in law school (LLM candidates) are not eligible.

7. No person may submit more than one entry.

8. The judges reserve the right not to award any prizes and to reject any or all submissions.

9.Articles must be submitted to swan@laborandemploymentcollege.org, using the subject line "Writing Competition," by midnight (EDT) on June 15, 2019. To assure that competition judges are not provided information on authors' identity, a separate cover page must be submitted with your manuscript (see last page of rules). No personal information should appear on the manuscript itself; however, the title should appear at the top of the first page and pages should be numbered. Do not include your name as part of the file names of your Word or PDF documents; instead use a descriptive name related to the subject matter of your article, such as "Sexual Harassment" or "Union Organizing."


PUBLICATION AND PRIZES

1.The following prizes are available: First Place: $3,000; Second Place: $1,000; and Third Place: $500. The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and the Labor and Employment Law Section of the ABA reserve the right not to select any article for publication or not award any or all prizes if, in their judgment, the submissions do not meet their standards for outstanding legal writing.

2.The first-place winning article may be selected for publication in the ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law.

3.Names of the authors of the winning articles and titles of their articles will be mentioned in the ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law.

4.The author of the first-place winning article will be invited as a guest of the annual Continuing Legal Education program of the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law and honored at the Annual Induction Dinner of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.

5.The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers may, at its discretion, include a copy of any or all of the prize-winning manuscripts in an issue of its newsletter and/or on its web site.

2018-2019 Louis Jackson National Student Memorial Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law

Co-sponsored by Jackson Lewis LLP and IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, the Institute for Law and the Workplace

TOPIC
Judges will consider papers on any topic relating to the law governing the workplace, such as employment law, labor law, employee benefits, or employment discrimination.

REQUIREMENTS & ELIGIBILITY
Entries must be the law student author's own work and must not be submitted for publication elsewhere. Authors must have completed or be currently taking course work in employment or labor law, and must be enrolled in an accredited law school during the Fall 2018 semester. Only the first two submissions per law school will be accepted as entries for consideration.

FORMAT
Entries must be suitable for publication in a law review. Citations must conform to current Bluebook style. Papers must not exceed 35 pages in length, 8½ by 11 inch, including footnotes, set in 12 point Times Roman font, footnotes in 10 points, with double spacing and one inch margins.

SUBMISSION
To submit an entry, please go to: http://www.kentlaw.iit.edu/louis-jackson-writing-competition

Entries may also be submitted in hard copy to:
Louis Jackson Writing Competition
c/o Institute for Law and the Workplace Chicago-Kent College of Law
Illinois Institute of Technology 565 West Adams Street Chicago, IL 60661-3691

DEADLINE DATE: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23. 2019
Entries received after the deadline will not be considered.

Judging will be blind, so the only identification that may appear on the first or subsequent pages of the paper is the paper title.

AWARDS
One top honors award of $3,000 and two $1,000 awards will be presented to the top three entries. In addition to the monetary awards, the top three entries will be published on the Institute for Law and the Workplace website. (Electronic versions of winning papers will be required.)

JUDGING
Entries will be blind-judged by an independent panel of law professors from across the United States. The determination of the judges' panel is final. Neither Jackson Lewis LLP nor the Institute for Law and the Workplace will be involved in judging the competition.

CONTACT
Questions may be directed to Professor Martin H. Malin by e-mail to mmalin@kentlaw.iit.edu. or Program Associate Sharon Wyatt-Jordan by email to swyattj@ kentlaw.iit.edu.

THE 2019 TANNENWALD WRITING COMPETITION

Sponsored by
The Theodore Tannenwald, Jr. Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship and The American College of Tax Counsel

Named for the late Tax Court Judge Theodore Tannenwald, Jr., and designed to perpetuate his dedication to legal scholarship of the highest quality, the Tannenwald Writing Competition is open to all full or part-time law school students, undergraduate or graduate. Papers on any federal or state tax-related topic may be submitted in accordance with the Competition Rules (viewable at www.tannenwald.org).

Cash prizes of $5,000, $2,500 and$1,500 forthetopthree papers.

Deadline for submitting papers: 9:00 p.m. EDT, July 8, 2019.


Mail and e-mail papers to: Tannenwald Foundation, 700 Sixth Street, NW, Ste. 700, Washington, DC 20001, Attn: Sandie Kiedrowski (SandieKiedrowski@eversheds-sutherland.com).
For more information contact: Nancy Abramowitz at 202-274-4164 (nabramo@wcl.american.edu).

2019 Tannenwald Writing Competition Rules


1. Eligibility/topics. The Competition is open to (i) law students, undergraduate (J.D.) or graduate (L.L.M. or S.J.D.), enrolled full or part-time in a U.S. law school during the 2018/19 academic year; and (ii) other students enrolled during such academic year in a U.S. law school tax course as part of an MBA or other non-law degree program. Submitted papers must focus primarily upon technical or policy-oriented tax issues relating to any type of existing or proposed U.S. federal or state tax or U.S. federal or state taxation system (including topics relating to tax practice ethical and professional responsibiIity matters).

a. Papers shall be 25 - 50 typewritten pages in length double-spaced (Times New Roman or Arial typeface), including footnotes and appendices (both of which may be single-spaced). 12 point font size shall be used for text and appendices; 10 point or 12 point font size may be used for footnotes. All margins (top, bottom and sides) shall be at least 1". Same-page footnotes are strongly preferred instead of endnotes. Proper citation forms must be used.

b. Papers should be clipped or stapled; do not hole-punch or place in a binder.

c. Papers written in connection with a law school course or seminar (including independent study and summer school courses) are eligible for the Competition.

d. Papers based on research or other work done in connection with law firm or other employment are eligible for the Competition, as are papers evolving from moot court or legal clinic involvement. Any such papers, however, must be in the form of a scholarly article. Client-specific work products (e.g., briefs , legal memoranda, opinion letters, etc.) are not acceptable.

e. Student papers submitted for publication in law reviews or other legal journals or periodicals, or for on-line publication, are eligible for the Competition ,provided that the version submitted for the Competition shall not reflect any changes (substantive or editorial) made to the paper after submission of the manuscript for any such publication.

f. No more than one paper may be submitted by the same student. Co-authored papers will not be accepted.

g. Papers previously submitted to an earlier Competition may not be again submitted for a subsequent Competition unless (i) the paper has been revised to reflect the impact of one or more significant legislative, case law or administrative developments relevant to the subject matter of the paper; (ii) the paper is sponsored by the same or another law school professor; and (iii) all of the Competition Rules have otherwise been satisfied.

2. Faculty sponsors. Each submitted paper must be sponsored by a law school professor.

a. Consistent with normal levels of professor supervision with respect to student papers prepared for law school courses,the faculty sponsor may (i) assist the submitting student in selecting a topic; (ii) discuss outlines or drafts of the paper with the student; and (iii) offer suggestions with respect to organization and substantive content of the paper.

b. The faculty sponsor shall furnish to the Foundation, along with each submitted paper, a signed letter or other written communication confirming that he or she reviewed the final draft of the paper and consents to being named as faculty sponsor of the paper.

c. The same professor may serve annually as the faculty sponsor of no more than 5 papers submitted for the Competition.


3. Per-school limits. No more than 8 papers may be submitted by J.D. students from the same law school. If the school also has an L.L.M. or other graduate tax program, up to an additional 8 papers may be submitted by students in those programs.

a. Where the number of students desiring to submit papers exceeds the permitted limits, the involved faculty sponsors shall coordinate regarding the selection of which papers to submit.

b. If more than the permitted number of papers are received by the Foundation from the same school, only those papers up to the permitted number, as determined in the order received, will be accepted for the Competition.

4. Selection of winners. Winning papers will be selected by the Foundation's board of directors based on, among other factors, (i) depth and creativity of legal and tax analysis; (ii) thoroughness of legal research; (iii) organization and writing style; (iv) difficulty of subject matter; and (v) consideration of tax policy implications. Competition winners will be notified on or about December 1, 2019, and an announcement of the winners will be sent to all entrants shortly thereafter.

5. Prizes. Cash prizes will be awarded for the winning paper ($5,000), first runner-up ($2,500) and second runner-up ($1,500). Appropriate recognition will also be given to the faculty sponsors of winning papers. The Foundation may, in its discretion, decide to split prizes or award additional prizes.

6. Deadline for submission. All papers submitted for the Competition must be received by the Foundation by no later than 9:00 p.m. EDT, July 8, 2019. The original of each paper (but no additional copies), along with the signed faculty sponsor communication, should be mailed or hand-delivered to the following address:

The Tannenwald Foundation 700 Sixth Street, NW, Ste. 700 Washington , D.C. 20001 Attn: Sandie Kiedrowski

In addition, each paper and faculty sponsor communication should be transmitted electronically, in MS Word or PDF, to Ms. Kiedrowski at: SandieKiedrowski@eversheds-sutherland.com .

7. Cover page information. Each submitted paper shall have a cover page which includes (i) the title of the article; (ii) the name, law school and class, address, phone number and e-mail address of the submitting student; and (iii) the name, address, phone number and e-mail address of the faculty sponsor. The title of the paper shall also appear on the first page of the paper, after the cover page; but the names of the student, faculty sponsor or their school should not appear in the paper text or footnotes of the paper.

8. Inquiries. Any inquiries regarding the Competition should be directed to Nancy Abramowitz, at (202) 274-4164 (nabramo@ wcl.american.edu).

2019 American Indian Law Review Annual Writing Competition

TOPICS: Papers will be accepted on any legal issue specifically concerning American Indians or other indigenous peoples.

ELIGIBILITY: The competition is open to students enrolled in J.D. or graduate law programs at accredited law schools in the United States and Canada as of the competition deadline of Thursday, Jan. 31, 20I9. Editors of the American Indian law Review are not eligible to compete.


AWARDS:

The first place winner receives $1,000 and publication by the American Indian law Review, an official periodical of the University of Oklahoma College of Law with international readership. The second place winner receives $500, and third place receives $250.

Each of the three winning authors will also be awarded an eBook edition of Felix S. Cohen's Handbook of Federal Indian law, provided by Lexis Nexis, and will be recognized online by the American Indian law Review.

DEADLINE: All emailed entries must be received no later than 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Thursday, January 31. 2019. Entries will be acknowledged upon receipt.

JUDGES: Papers will be judged by members of the legal profession with an interest in American Indian law and by the editors of the American Indian law Review.

STANDARDS: Papers will be judged on the basis of originality and timeliness of topic , knowledge and use of applicable legal principles , proper and articulate analysis of the issues, use of authorities and extent of research, logic and reasoning in analysis, ingenuity and ability to argue by analogy, clarity and organization, correctness of format and citations, grammar and writing style, and strength and logic of conclusions. All entries will be checked for plagiarism via an online service .

FORM: Entries must be a minimum of 20 double-spaced pages in length and a maximum of 50 double­ spaced pages in length excluding footnotes or endnotes. All citations should conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed.). The body of the email must contain the author's name, school, expected year of graduation, current address, permanent address, and email address. No identifying marks (name, school, etc.) should appear on the paper itself. All entries must have only one author. Entries must be unpublished, not currently submitted for publication elsewhere, and not currently entered in other writing competitions. Papers entered in the American Indian law Review writing competition may not be submitted for consideration to any other publication until such time as winning entrants are announced, unless the entrant has withdrawn the entry or received a notification of release prior to that time. Any entries not fully in accord with required form will be ineligible for consideration.

SUBMISSION: Submissions may be emailed to the American Indian law Review at mwaters @ou.edu by the competition deadline. Entries may be sent as Microsoft Word, PDF, or WordPerfect documents.

CONTACT:

E-mail: Elizabeth .N.Stevens- l@ou.edu
Website: http://www.ailr.net/writecomp
Phone Numbers:(405) 325-2840 and (405) 325-5I91