Essay Competition 2014 Lawsuits

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.

 

THE HENRY L. DIAMOND 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 2018. 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 9, 2018. 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 email attachment in Microsoft Word format, with the cover page as a separate attachment.

 

CRITERIA & PUBLICATION: The prize will be awarded to the student work that, in the judgment of our reviewers, best advances the state of scholarship and informs the debate on a current topic of constitutional environmental law. ELI reserves the right to determine that no submission will receive the prize. While only one cash prize is available, ELI may decide to extend multiple offers of publication in the Environmental Law Reporter. To learn more about ELI, 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 principle of separation of powers. E.g., Public Citizen v. Trump, No. 1:17-cv-00253 (D.D.C. Feb. 8, 2017) (challenging “two-for-one” executive order); Ctr. for Biological Diversity v. Zinke, No. 3:17-cv-00091 (D. Alaska Apr. 20, 2017) (challenging invalidation of existing regulation under the Congressional Review Act); League of Conservation Voters v. Trump, No. 3:17-cv-101 (D. Alaska May 3, 2017) (challenging reversal of presidential withdrawals of coastal areas from oil and gas leasing); Defenders of Wildlife v. Duke, No. 3:17-cv-01873 (S.D. Cal. Sept. 14, 2017) (challenging waiver of environmental protections for border security facilities); NRDC v. Trump, No. 1:17-cv-02606 (D.D.C. Dec. 7, 2017) (challenging the shrinking of Bears Ears National Monument).

 

2) Role of the states under cooperative federalism, concerning issues like the EPA’s disapproval of state plans for controlling atmospheric haze, e.g., Texas v. EPA, 829 F.3d 405 (5th Cir. 2016), voluntarily remanded to agency, No. 16-60118, ECF No. 513923006 (Mar. 22, 2017), or the status of the Clean Air Act waivers that allow California to set vehicle emissions standards, e.g., 81 Fed. Reg. 78,149 (Nov. 7, 2016).

 

3) Claims that state efforts to pursue environmental goals violate the Dormant Commerce Clause, e.g., North Dakota v. Heydinger, 825 F.3d 912 (8th Cir. 2016) (Minnesota renewable energy standard); or are preempted by federal law, e.g., Ass’n Des Éleveurs De Canards Et D’oies Du Québec v. Harris, 729. F.3d 937 (9th Cir. 2017) (holding that California sales ban on liver from force-fed birds is not preempted by federal law).

 

4) Claims that laws governing agricultural or environmental monitoring violate the First Amendment, e.g., W. Watersheds Project v. Michael, No. 16-8083, 2017 WL 3908875 (10th Cir. Sept. 7, 2017) (data collection); Animal Legal Def. Fund v. Wasden, No. 15-35960 (9th Cir. Jan. 4, 2017) (ag-gag law); or that product-labeling requirements compel speech in violation of the First Amendment, compareCTIA-The Wireless Ass’n v. City of Berkeley, Cal., 854 F.3d 1105 (9th Cir. 2017) (cell phone health warning), withAm. Beverage Ass’n v. City & Cty. of San Francisco, No. 16-16072, 2017 WL 4126944 (9th Cir. Sept. 19, 2017) (soda labeling).

 

5) The implications for environmental or natural resource protection of Supreme Court cases applying the Takings Clause. E.g., Murr v. Wisconsin, 137 S. Ct. 1933 (2017).

 

6) Novel common-law or constitutional theories advanced to promote environmental protection, e.g., Juliana v. United States, 217 F. Supp. 3d 1224 (D. Or. 2016) (denying federal government’s motion to dismiss in case presenting climate-related constitutional and public trust claims), petition for mandamus filed, No. 17-71692 (9th Cir. June 9, 2017); Foster v. Washington Dept. of Ecology, No. 75374-6-I, 2017 WL 3868481 (Wash. App. Div. 1 Sept. 5, 2017) (reversing trial court order pertaining to greenhouse gas rulemaking).

 

7) Other cross-cutting issues, including, e.g., statutory claims that agencies are required to consider climate change impacts, compare WildEarth Guardians v. United States Bureau of Land Mgmt., No. 15-8109, 2017 WL 4079137 (10th Cir. Sept. 15, 2017) (holding analysis was inadequate), with Sierra Club v. U.S. Dep’t of Energy, No. 15-1489, 2017 WL 3480702 (D.C. Cir. Aug. 15, 2017) (upholding analysis); or claims that an agency improperly delayed the effective date of a regulation, e.g., Clean Air Council v. Pruitt, 862 F.3d 1 (D.C. Cir. 2017) (rule governing methane and other greenhouse gas emissions); American Lung Ass’n v. EPA, No. 17-1172 (D.C. Cir. Aug. 1, 2017) (ozone designations under Clean Air Act). 

 

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Active Competitions

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TopicSponsorContestDeadlineTop Award
Constitutional Law, Generally American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section 2018 William W. Greenhalgh Student Writing Competition Rules 2018-07-18 $2,500
Awards
The winner will receive a $2,500 cash prize that may be presented at an agreed-upon CJS event with approved transportation costs not to exceed $800 to be covered by the Section.

Description
This Competition is sponsored by Criminal Justice (“Section”) of the American Bar Association (“ABA”), 321 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654 (the “Sponsor”). The goal of the Competition is to encourage law students to become involved in the Section. It is also intended to attract students to the Criminal Justice practice field, and to encourage scholarship in this field

State Emphasis
The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

Contest Website
https://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/administrative/criminal_justice/greenhalgh_rules.authcheckdam.pdf


Inactive Competitions

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TopicSponsorContestDeadlineTop Award
American Inns of Court 2017 American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize 2017-07-01 $5,000
Awards
-The author of the winning essay will receive a cash prize of $5,000 -The essay will be published in the South Carolina Law Review -The prize will be presented to the recipient at the American Inns of Court annual Celebration of Excellence at the Supreme Court of the United States

Description
The writing competition is designed to promote scholarship in the areas of professionalism, ethics, civility, and excellence.
Labor Law The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Annual Law Student Writing Competition for 2016-2017 2017-06-15 $3,000
Awards
First Place: $3000 Second Place: $1000 Third Place: $500.

Description
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 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 recent a Supreme Court decision or a case pending before the Supreme Court unless the article focuses upon case law or statutory developments subsequent to the Supreme Court’s decision.

Contest Website
http://www.laborandemploymentcollege.org/white-papers/law-student-writing-competition/law-student-writing-competition-2
ABA Section of Family Law Howard C. Schwab Memorial Essay Contest 2017-04-28 $1,500


Description
This annual contest, conducted by the ABA Section of Family Law, was established by the Toledo Bar Association and the Ohio Bar Foundation as a memorial to Howard C. Schwab, a Past President of the Toledo Bar Association and Past Chairman of the Family Law Committee of the Ohio Bar Association. He was Chairman-Elect of the Section of Family Law at the time of his death on February 24, 1969. In 1985, the Section of Family Law assumed full responsibility for sponsoring this contest. The purpose of the contest is to create greater interest in the field of family law among all law students, and particularly the Law Student Division of the American Bar Association.

State Emphasis
Family Law

Contest Website
http://www.americanbar.org/groups/family_law/resources/essay_contest.html
Health Law and Policy Thomas Jefferson School of Law The Crane Disability and the Law Writing Competition 2017-04-15 $1,500
Awards
The winner of the competition will receive a $1,500 cash prize and the Thomas Jefferson Law Review (TJLR) will consider the paper for publication under the TJLR’s editorial standards. Two second place winners will each receive a $1,000 cash prize. Preference for these additional winners will be given to submissions from disciplines not represented by the grand prize winner. By submitting a paper to this competition, the author grants Thomas Jefferson School of Law the right to edit, as necessary, and publish that paper in the TJLR.

Description
The Crane Writing Competition is designed to encourage outstanding student scholarship at the intersection of law and medicine or law and the social sciences that promotes an understanding, furthers the development of legal rights and protections, and improves the lives of those with disabilities.

Contest Website
http://www.tjsl.edu/cranewritingcompetition
The Richmond Journal of Law & Technology 2017 Student Law and Technology Writing Competition 2017-03-31 $1,250
Awards
First Prize $1,250 Second Prize $750 Richmond Law Student Rick Klau Prize $200

Description
2017 Student Law and Technology Writing Competition 2017 Student Law and Technology Writing Competition First Prize…………………………………………………………….. $1,250 Second Prize…………………………………………………………. $750 Richmond Law Student Rick Klau Prize…………………………… $200 Deadline: Friday, March 27, 2017 The University of Richmond Journal of Law and Technology is pleased to announce the 2017 biennial Student Law and Technology Writing Competition with the Rick Klau Prize. This writing competition allows current students from ABA-accredited law schools to compete for cash prizes as well as the opportunity to have their work published in the University of Richmond’s Journal of Law and Technology. The Student Law and Technology Writing Competition with the Rick Klau Prize includes three separate awards offered to law students who have submitted exemplary papers. The first place article will receive $1,250 and the second place article will receive $750. In addition, one law student from The University of Richmond School of Law will receive the Rick Klau Prize of $200. In order for an article to be properly considered, it must be submitted according to the guidelines provided below. Submission Guidelines Papers must be written independently Only students enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school’s J.D. program as of January 1, 2017 may participate. The topic of the paper MUST deal with a topic at the intersection of both law and technology. Papers that have been submitted to or published by a student publication are not acceptable for submission to the contest. Papers submitted must not exceed 30 pages in length and should be formatted as follows: using size 12 Times New Roman font, double-spaced, and 1-inch margins on all sides. Submissions may not be in .pdf format. Citations for the paper must be in compliance with the rules set out in The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, 20th ed. An entry form must be included with each submission, a copy of the entry form is available below. To Submit All entries for the 2017 Student Law and Technology Writing Competition with the Rick Klau Prize must be submitted via e-mail by Friday, March 31, 2017 at midnight EST. The e-mail submissions must be sent to jolt@richmond.edu and must include “Student Law and Technology Writing Competition” in the subject line. Please direct all questions to the same e-mail address.

State Emphasis
law and technology

Contest Website
http://jolt.richmond.edu/index.php/2017-student-law-and-technology-writing-competition/
The Richmond Journal of Law & Technology 2017 Student Law and Technology Writing Competition 2017-03-31 $1,250
Awards
First Prize $1,250 Second Prize $750 Richmond Law Student Rick Klau Prize $200

Description
The University of Richmond Journal of Law and Technology is pleased to announce the 2017 biennial Student Law and Technology Writing Competition with the Rick Klau Prize. This writing competition allows current students from ABA-accredited law schools to compete for cash prizes as well as the opportunity to have their work published in the University of Richmond’s Journal of Law and Technology. The Student Law and Technology Writing Competition with the Rick Klau Prize includes three separate awards offered to law students who have submitted exemplary papers. The first place article will receive $1,250 and the second place article will receive $750. In addition, one law student from The University of Richmond School of Law will receive the Rick Klau Prize of $200. In order for an article to be properly considered, it must be submitted according to the guidelines provided below. Submission Guidelines: -Papers must be written independently -Only students enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school’s J.D. program as of January 1, 2017 may participate. -The topic of the paper MUST deal with a topic at the intersection of both law and technology. -Papers that have been submitted to or published by a student publication are not acceptable for submission to the contest. -Papers submitted must not exceed 30 pages in length and should be formatted as follows: using size 12 Times New Roman font, double-spaced, and 1-inch margins on all sides. Submissions may not be in .pdf format. -Citations for the paper must be in compliance with the rules set out in The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, 20th ed. -An entry form must be included with each submission, a copy of the entry form is available below. To Submit All entries for the 2017 Student Law and Technology Writing Competition with the Rick Klau Prize must be submitted via e-mail by Friday, March 31, 2017 at midnight EST. The e-mail submissions must be sent to jolt@richmond.edu and must include “Student Law and Technology Writing Competition” in the subject line. Please direct all questions to the same e-mail address.

State Emphasis
law and technology

Contest Website
http://jolt.richmond.edu/index.php/2017-student-law-and-technology-writing-competition/
Insurance Law American Bar Association Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability and the San Francisco law firm of Long & Levit LLP Ed Mendrzycki Essay Contest For Law Students and Young Lawyers 2017-03-03 $5,000
Awards
$5,000 Prize & a free trip to the LPL National Legal Malpractice Conference

Description
The contest encourages original and innovative research and writing in the area of legal malpractice law, professional liability insurance and loss prevention.

State Emphasis
legal malpractice law, professional liability insurance and loss prevention

Contest Website
http://www.americanbar.org/groups/lawyers_professional_liability/awards.html

Former Winners
http://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/events/lawyers_professional_liability/ls_lpl_2016_mendrzycki_award_winner.authcheckdam.pdf
Employment Practice Co-sponsored by Jackson Lewis LLP and the Institute for Law and the Workplace at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law Louis Jackson National Student Memorial Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law 2017-02-28 $3,000
Awards
$3000.00 Top Award $1000.00 Awarded to two other entries Top three will be published on the Institute for Law and Workplace website.

Description
The Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law is an annual law student writing competition that honors the memory of Louis Jackson, a founding partner in Jackson Lewis LLP. The Jackson Lewis law firm 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 National Student Writing Competition honors the memory of Louis Jackson, who provided inspiration, guidance, friendship and good humor for 50 years to all associated with Jackson Lewis. The competition is administered by IIT Chicago-Kent's Institute for Law and the Workplace, a national center for research, training dialogue and reflection on the law that governs the workplace. The Institute 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.

State Emphasis
Law and the workplace.

Contest Website
https://www.kentlaw.iit.edu/institutes-centers/institute-for-law-and-the-workplace/louis-jackson-writing-competition

Former Winners
2015-2016
Chris Schmidt - 1st Place Winner
University of Nebraska College of Law
A Ticket to Ride? Not so Fast: Members-Only Collective Bargaining as a Possible State Response to a Judicially Recognized Right to Work

Clare Horan - 2nd Place Winner
University of Iowa College of Law
Confronting and Critiquing White Privilege in Anti-Discrimination Enforcement

Nicholas J. Caplin - 3rd Place Winner
Pepperdine University
The NLRA and Social Media: Why the NLRB Can Be "Facebook Friends" With Both Employees and Employers

2014-15
David C. Roth - 1st Place Winner
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Executive Orders and the Struggle for Workplace Equality

Jillian Guilfoyle - 2nd Place Winner
Suffolk University Law School
Coming Out of the Shadows of Sheltered Workshops and Subminimum Wage: Exploring the Exploitation of Disabled Workers Under Section 214(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act

Seth Benjamin Kennedy - 3rd Place Winner
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
Free Speech for Some: The NLRA, Secondary Boycotts, and the First Amendment.
Labor Law Co-sponsored by Jackson Lewis LLP and the Institute for Law and the Workplace at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law Louis Jackson National Student Memorial Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law 2017-02-28 $3,000
Awards
$3000.00 Top Award $1000.00 Awarded to two other entries Top three will be published on the Institute for Law and Workplace website.

Description
The Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law is an annual law student writing competition that honors the memory of Louis Jackson, a founding partner in Jackson Lewis LLP. The Jackson Lewis law firm 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 National Student Writing Competition honors the memory of Louis Jackson, who provided inspiration, guidance, friendship and good humor for 50 years to all associated with Jackson Lewis. The competition is administered by IIT Chicago-Kent's Institute for Law and the Workplace, a national center for research, training dialogue and reflection on the law that governs the workplace. The Institute 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.

State Emphasis
Training dialogue and reflection on the law that governs the workplace

Contest Website
https://www.kentlaw.iit.edu/institutes-centers/institute-for-law-and-the-workplace/louis-jackson-writing-competition

Former Winners
2015-2016
Chris Schmidt - 1st Place Winner
University of Nebraska College of Law
A Ticket to Ride? Not so Fast: Members-Only Collective Bargaining as a Possible State Response to a Judicially Recognized Right to Work

Clare Horan - 2nd Place Winner
University of Iowa College of Law
Confronting and Critiquing White Privilege in Anti-Discrimination Enforcement

Nicholas J. Caplin - 3rd Place Winner
Pepperdine University
The NLRA and Social Media: Why the NLRB Can Be "Facebook Friends" With Both Employees and Employers
Labor Law Co-sponsored by Jackson Lewis LLP and the Institute for Law and the Workplace at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law Louis Jackson National Student Memorial Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law 2017-02-28 $3,000
Awards
$3000.00 Top Award $1000.00 Awarded to two other entries Top three will be published on the Institute for Law and Workplace website.

Description
The Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law is an annual law student writing competition that honors the memory of Louis Jackson, a founding partner in Jackson Lewis LLP. The Jackson Lewis law firm 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 National Student Writing Competition honors the memory of Louis Jackson, who provided inspiration, guidance, friendship and good humor for 50 years to all associated with Jackson Lewis. The competition is administered by IIT Chicago-Kent's Institute for Law and the Workplace, a national center for research, training dialogue and reflection on the law that governs the workplace. The Institute 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.

State Emphasis
Training dialogue and reflection on the law that governs the workplace

Contest Website
https://www.kentlaw.iit.edu/institutes-centers/institute-for-law-and-the-workplace/louis-jackson-writing-competition

Former Winners
2015-2016
Chris Schmidt - 1st Place Winner
University of Nebraska College of Law
A Ticket to Ride? Not so Fast: Members-Only Collective Bargaining as a Possible State Response to a Judicially Recognized Right to Work

Clare Horan - 2nd Place Winner
University of Iowa College of Law
Confronting and Critiquing White Privilege in Anti-Discrimination Enforcement

Nicholas J. Caplin - 3rd Place Winner
Pepperdine University
The NLRA and Social Media: Why the NLRB Can Be "Facebook Friends" With Both Employees and Employers
Employment Practice Co-sponsored by Jackson Lewis LLP and the Institute for Law and the Workplace at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law Louis Jackson National Student Memorial Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law 2017-02-28 $3,000
Awards
$3000.00 Top Award $1000.00 Awarded to two other entries Top three will be published on the Institute for Law and Workplace website.

Description
The Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law is an annual law student writing competition that honors the memory of Louis Jackson, a founding partner in Jackson Lewis LLP. The Jackson Lewis law firm 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 National Student Writing Competition honors the memory of Louis Jackson, who provided inspiration, guidance, friendship and good humor for 50 years to all associated with Jackson Lewis. The competition is administered by IIT Chicago-Kent's Institute for Law and the Workplace, a national center for research, training dialogue and reflection on the law that governs the workplace. The Institute 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.
Employment Practice Co-sponsored by Jackson Lewis LLP and the Institute for Law and the Workplace at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law Louis Jackson National Student Memorial Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law 2017-02-28 $3,000
Awards
$3000.00 Top Award $1000.00 Awarded to two other entries Top three will be published on the Institute for Law and Workplace website.

Description
The Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law is an annual law student writing competition that honors the memory of Louis Jackson, a founding partner in Jackson Lewis LLP. The Jackson Lewis law firm 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 National Student Writing Competition honors the memory of Louis Jackson, who provided inspiration, guidance, friendship and good humor for 50 years to all associated with Jackson Lewis. The competition is administered by IIT Chicago-Kent's Institute for Law and the Workplace, a national center for research, training dialogue and reflection on the law that governs the workplace. The Institute 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.

State Emphasis
Law and the workplace.

Contest Website
https://www.kentlaw.iit.edu/institutes-centers/institute-for-law-and-the-workplace/louis-jackson-writing-competition
Labor Law Co-sponsored by Jackson Lewis LLP and the Institute for Law and the Workplace at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law Louis Jackson National Student Memorial Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law 2017-02-28 $3,000
Awards
$3000.00 Top Award $1000.00 Awarded to two other entries Top three will be published on the Institute for Law and Workplace website.

Description
The Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law is an annual law student writing competition that honors the memory of Louis Jackson, a founding partner in Jackson Lewis LLP. The Jackson Lewis law firm 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 National Student Writing Competition honors the memory of Louis Jackson, who provided inspiration, guidance, friendship and good humor for 50 years to all associated with Jackson Lewis. The competition is administered by IIT Chicago-Kent's Institute for Law and the Workplace, a national center for research, training dialogue and reflection on the law that governs the workplace. The Institute 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.

State Emphasis
Training dialogue and reflection on the law that governs the workplace

Contest Website
https://www.kentlaw.iit.edu/institutes-centers/institute-for-law-and-the-workplace/louis-jackson-writing-competition

Former Winners
2015-2016
Chris Schmidt - 1st Place Winner
University of Nebraska College of Law
A Ticket to Ride? Not so Fast: Members-Only Collective Bargaining as a Possible State Response to a Judicially Recognized Right to Work

Clare Horan - 2nd Place Winner
University of Iowa College of Law
Confronting and Critiquing White Privilege in Anti-Discrimination Enforcement

Nicholas J. Caplin - 3rd Place Winner
Pepperdine University
The NLRA and Social Media: Why the NLRB Can Be "Facebook Friends" With Both Employees and Employers
Securities Law Michigan State University College of Law's Journal of Business and Securities Law Elliot A. Spoon Business Law Writing Competition 2017-02-15 $500
Awards
$500 and publication in the Journal of Business & Securities Law

Description
The Competition is designed to encourage business law scholarship by upper-level law students nationwide. The Competition is open to all law students from ABA-accredited law schools. We require the submitted article to be on a business or securities law issue, and it must be in standard law review format. We also require a CV to accompany the applicant's materials, so that we can verify their eligibility. Further, the article must be in electronic format; we do not accept mailed submissions. The winner of the Competition will be published in our Journal's Spring Volume and will receive $500.

Former Winners
2015 - Kevin Bender - Giving the Average Investor the Keys to the Kingdom: How the Federal Securities Laws Facilitate Wealth Inequality

2014 - Cassandra B. Roeder - Reforming Consumer-Insurer Dispute Resolution in the Auto Insurance Industry

2013 - Julia Zukina - A Step Short of Change: Examining the Recent Regulation of Credit Rating Agencies and Its Shortcomings in a Global Market
American Indian Law Review American Indian Law Review 2016-2017 Writing Competition 2017-01-31 $1,000
Awards
1st Place $1000.00 2nd Place $500.00 3rd Place $250

Description
Papers will be accepted on any issue concerning American Indian law or indigenous peoples. However, topics recently published in the American Indian Law Review will not be favored.

State Emphasis
American Indian law or indigenous peoples

Contest Website
https://www.law.ou.edu/content/writing-competition-1
Dispute Resolution University of Missouri School of Law Works-in-Progress Conference: Issues in International Dispute Resolution Student Writing Competition 2017-01-15 $450
Awards
The winner of the competition will receive a $450 prize and is eligible to have his or her winning submission considered for publication in the Journal of Dispute Resolution. There is also a second place prize of $125.

Description
A student writing competition is being organized in conjunction with the University of Missouri-American Society of International Law Dispute Resolution Interest Group works-in-progress conference.

Contest Website
http://law.missouri.edu/faculty/wip-issues-in-international-dispute-resolution/writing-competition/
The Reeves Law Group The Reeves Law Group Scholarship 2016-12-15 $3,000
Awards
$3,000 scholarship to a deserving law student

Description
For 2016 The Reeves Law Group is awarding a $3,000 scholarship to a deserving law student who authors a winning essay in our fourth annual Scholarship Essay Contest. Our law firm specializes in representing victims of accidents and other tragic circumstances. As lawyers, we feel fortunate to be advocates in the justice system for those who have no voice of their own. Helping people in need by providing them with our resources and expertise in the legal system is one of our greatest rewards. America has a superb justice system, but it could use more exceptional individuals with a passion for improving the conditions of the less fortunate, via the legal system and other means. For our fourth annual scholarship contest, we are pleased to support a future lawyer who demonstrates through past, current and expected future deeds a genuine commitment to serve the less-fortunate. Tell us about such deeds, including contributions you may have made or are currently making to help a non-profit institution, a specific group, your local community, or the public at large. Tell us also how you intend to use your legal training to advance those goals.

Contest Website
http://www.robertreeveslaw.com/scholarship/

Former Winners
2015: Alamea Deedee Bitran
2014: Heather Marzenski
Constitutional Law, Generally Center for Alcohol Policy The Center for Alcohol Policy's Ninth Annual Essay Contest 2016-12-02 $2,500
Awards
Cash prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners in the amounts of $2,500, $1,250 and $500 respectively.

Description
The 21st Amendment repealed Prohibition and put control over alcohol regulation directly in the hands of the states. Though each state’s alcohol control policies are unique, they all include distinct regulations for different types of alcohol. Why are various types of alcohol regulated in different ways? Should they be?

State Emphasis
Alcohol Control

Contest Website
http://www.centerforalcoholpolicy.org/essay-contest/

Former Winners
2015 Annual Essay Contest:
1st Place: Roni Elias, Florida A&M University College of Law
“Three Cheers for Three Tiers: Why the Three-Tier System Maintains Its Legal Validity and Social Benefits After Granholm,”

2nd Place: Gurney Pearsall, University of Colorado Law School
“When Wine Enters, Sense Leaves: A Case For Why the Three-Tier System’s Regulations Stir Competition, Boost Diversity and Protect Consumers,”

Consumer Protection Law The American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers The American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers 2017 Writing Competition 2016-12-01 $2
Awards
The awards include a cash payment ($2,500 for books, $2,000 for articles, reviews, or book chapters; and $1,000 for student work), a certificate or other token of recognition, and travel expenses to attend the College's annual dinner held in conjunction with the Spring Meeting of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association.

Description
Eligible entries must discuss some aspect of consumer financial services law. Topics that relate principally to securities regulation, insurance, or the safety and soundness aspects of banking regulation are not eligible, but works on subjects within these (or other) areas will be considered if they bear directly on consumer financial services. Eligible papers include publishable articles, substantial book reviews, or book chapters; books; and student case note or comment. In any year, depending on the quality of the submissions, awards may be made in all or some of these three categories.

Contest Website
http://www.accfsl.org/writing-competition/

Former Winners
Writing Competition - 2014 Winners

Best Professional Article
Professor Adam Levitin
Georgetown University Law Center
The Paper Chase
Duke Law Journal Vol. 63:636

Best Student Note
Molly Rose Goodman
Suffolk University Law School '13
The Buck Stops Here: Toxic Titles and Title Insurance
Real Estate Law Journal Volume 42 Summer 2013
Consumer Protection Law American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers 2017 ACCFSL WRITING COMPETITION 2016-12-01 $2,500
Awards
(a) The best book (b) The best publishable article, book chapter, or substantial book review (c) The best student note or comment on a topic dealing with consumer financial services law

Description
Eligible entries will address a topic on consumer financial services, but not securities regulation, insurance, or the safety-and-soundness aspects of banking regulation. Works on subjects within these (or other) areas, however, will be considered if they bear directly on consumer financial services. Entries must have been written or published between November 15, 2015, and December 1, 2016. The deadline for submission is December 1, 2016. Unpublished entries should be typed, double spaced, and in law review format. The winners will be honored at the annual meeting of the College held in conjunction with the Spring Meeting of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association, to be held in New Orleans in April 2016. The American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers is a nonprofit association of attorneys who have made significant contributions to consumer financial services law over an extended period of time. Its members include academics, present and former federal and state regulatory and enforcement officers, authors in the field, private practitioners, counsel for financial institutions and other service providers, and representatives of consumer protection and advocacy organizations.

Contest Website
http://www.accfsl.org/
Association of Securities & Exchange Commission (ASECA) Securities Law Writing Competition 2016-11-12 $5,000
Awards
1st Place $5,000 2nd Place $3,000 3rd Place $2,000
Securities Law Association of Securities & Exchange Commission (ASECA) Securities Law Writing Competition 2016-11-12 $5,000
Awards
1st Place $5,000 2nd Place $3,000 3rd Place $2,000

Description
The Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni, Inc. ("ASECA") was founded in 1990 by U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") alumni. ASECA was initially formed to continue the camaraderie that existed among ASECA members when they worked together at the SEC. Today it is a network of nearly 1,000 professional members in the U.S. and abroad. ASECA is a non-profit charitable organization whose stated mission is to provide the opportunity for education and growth of industry professionals, to promote study and research in the field of securities law, and to educate members on securities law by means of lectures, seminars and publications. Gatherings also provide a forum for exchanging information and sharing ideas regarding the administration and reform of securities law.

Contest Website
http://www.secalumni.org/writing-competition

Former Winners
The winners of the 2013 writing competition were:

First Place ($5,000):
Alison B. Miller
Georgetown University Law Center
"Navigating the Disclosure Dilemma: Corporate Illegality and the Federal Securities Law "
(to be published in The Georgetown Law Review, June 2014)

Second Place ($3,000):
Anthony Sallah
University of Toledo College of Law
"Scheme Liability: Conduct Beyond the Misrepresentations, Descriptive Acts, and a Possible Janus Intervention"
(Published November 2013, University of Toledo Law Review)

Third Place ($2,000):
Matthew Aglialoro
Cornell Law School
"The New Pleading Doctrine"
(Published November 2013, Cornell Law Review)
Securities Law Association of Securities & Exchange Commission (ASECA) Securities Law Writing Competition 2016-11-10 $5,000
Awards
1st Place $5,000 2nd Place $3,000 3rd Place $2,000

Description
The Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni, Inc. ("ASECA") was founded in 1990 by U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") alumni. ASECA was initially formed to continue the camaraderie that existed among ASECA members when they worked together at the SEC. Today it is a network of nearly 1,000 professional members in the U.S. and abroad. ASECA is a non-profit charitable organization whose stated mission is to provide the opportunity for education and growth of industry professionals, to promote study and research in the field of securities law, and to educate members on securities law by means of lectures, seminars and publications. Gatherings also provide a forum for exchanging information and sharing ideas regarding the administration and reform of securities law.

Contest Website
http://www.secalumni.org/writing-competition

Former Winners
The winners of the 2013 writing competition were:

First Place ($5,000):
Alison B. Miller
Georgetown University Law Center
"Navigating the Disclosure Dilemma: Corporate Illegality and the Federal Securities Law "
(to be published in The Georgetown Law Review, June 2014)

Second Place ($3,000):
Anthony Sallah
University of Toledo College of Law
"Scheme Liability: Conduct Beyond the Misrepresentations, Descriptive Acts, and a Possible Janus Intervention"
(Published November 2013, University of Toledo Law Review)

Third Place ($2,000):
Matthew Aglialoro
Cornell Law School
"The New Pleading Doctrine"
(Published November 2013, Cornell Law Review)
Legal Analysis and Writing The Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation, © Brown Sims Judge John R. Brown Award 2016-08-19 $10


Description
The Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation is pleased to announce the twenty-third annual Brown Award. The Award is in recognition of 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. This year the stipend for the winner is $10,000. The 2015 Award was presented to Michael Clemente, Yale Law School, for his paper, A Reassessment of Common Law Protections for “Idiots.”

Contest Website
http://www.brownsims.com/about-brown-sims/affiliations/judge-john-r-brown-award/

Former Winners
2015 Brown Award for Excellence in Legal Writing:

First Place: $10,000 to Michael Clemente, Yale Law School, for his paper, A Reassessment of Common Law Protections for “Idiots;” Sponsor: Professor Noah Messing, Yale Law School;

Second Place: $5,000 to Daniel J. Hay, Vanderbilt University Law School, for his paper, Baptizing O’Brien: Towards Intermediate Protection of Religiously Motivated Expressive Conduct; Sponsor: Professor Sean B. Seymore, Vanderbilt University Law School;

Third Place: $3,000 to Alexander Bedrosyan, The University of Pennsylvania Law School, for his paper, The Limitations of Tradition: How Modern Choice of Law Doctrine Can Help Courts Resolve Conflicts within the New York Convention and the Federal Arbitration Act; Sponsor: Professor Kermit Roosevelt, The University of Pennsylvania Law School;

Finalist: $1,000 to Nicholas DiMarino, St. John’s University School of Law, for his paper, Cutting out the Middleman: Why “Look and Feel” Should Be Ignored in Trade Dress Law; Sponsor: Professor Margaret Valentine Turano, St. John’s University School of Law; and

Finalist: $1,000 to Brynne Krause, The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, for her paper, The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act: How Increased Regulation Has Given Large Banks an Artificial Competitive Edge; Sponsor: Judge Cindy Martin, Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District.
Legal Analysis and Writing NYU School of Law The National Moot Court Problem Student Writing Competition 2016-08-01 $2,000
Awards
The best problem will be awarded $2000, with second place receiving $1000 and third place receiving $500.

Description
NYU School of Law is pleased to announce the first annual National Moot Court Problem Student Writing Competition. This competition is open to moot court problems written while the author is a student (JD or graduate) at an accredited law school in the United States. Authors may not have graduated from law school prior to December 1, 2015.

Former Winners
There are no past winners as this is a new competition.
Taxation Theodore Tannenwald, Jr. Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship and The American College of Tax Counsel The Theodore Tannenwald Jr. Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship 2016-07-01 $5,000
Awards
Cash prizes of $5,000, $2,500 and $1,500 for the top three papers.

Description
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.

Contest Website
http://www.tannenwald.org/Competition-Announcement
Professional Ethics American Inns of Court The Warren E. Burger Prize 2016-07-01 $5,000
Awards
The author of the winning essay will receive a cash prize of $5,000 The essay will be published in the South Carolina Law Review The prize will be presented to the recipient at the American Inns of Court annual Celebration of Excellence at the Supreme Court of the United States

Description
The American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize is a writing competition designed to promote scholarship in the areas of professionalism, ethics, civility, and excellence.

Contest Website
http://home.innsofcourt.org/AIC/Awards_and_Scholarships/Warren_E_Burger_Prize/AIC/Awards_and_Scholarships/Warren_E_Burger_Prize/Warren_E_Burger_Prize.aspx?hkey=495b2b83-8952-4ed0-b609-f48df46c0ea8

Former Winners
2015—Gurney F. Pearsall III
2014—Charles R. Mendez
2013—Matthew P. Crouch, Esquire
2012—Derek A. Webb
2011—Christina Parajon Skinner
2010—Jean Galbraith
2009—Professor Melissa H. Weresh
2008—Professor Hannah Jacobs Wiseman
2007—Professor Julie Oseid
2006—Benjamin Falit, Esquire
2005—Chenise Kanemoto, Esquire
2004—Professor Stephen D. Easton
Criminal Law and Procedure Higbee & Associates Law Student Expungement Writing Competition 2016-06-30 $2,000
Awards
First Place: $2,000.00 Second Place: $1,000.00 Third Place: $300.00 $200 Honorable Mention $250 Best Policy Recommendations $250 Best Research

Description
The competition is designed to increase awareness of the impact of laws governing the retention and dissemination of criminal records by courts and state agencies, as well as the laws governing the public’s use of such records. This unique competition will be judged by a diverse panel of judges representing practitioners, academics and business professionals in the background check industry. Along with a first, second and third prize, there will be a prize for best research and best policy recommendations.

Contest Website
http://www.recordgone.com/law-student-expungement-writing-competition.htm
Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation 2016 LAW STUDENT WRITING COMPETITION IN CULTURAL HERITAGE LAW 2016-06-27 $1,000


Description
LCCHP Student Writing Competition in Cultural Heritage Preservation Law 2016 LAW STUDENT WRITING COMPETITION IN CULTURAL HERITAGE LAW The Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation is pleased to announce its 2016 Law Student Writing Competition. Through this competition we endeavor to encourage and recognize scholarship in cultural heritage law by recognizing law students for superior papers in the field. Papers may address any aspect of cultural heritage law relating to art, terrestrial and submerged cultural property, historic preservation, indigenous peoples, and intangible cultural heritage, but not intellectual property or family law issues, except as they relate to material cultural heritage.

Contest Website
http://culturalheritagelaw.org/competition

Former Winners
2015: Heather Scruggs, South Texas College of Law

2014: Anne Horn Baroody, University of Georgia School of Law
2013: Lauren Harkey, UNC School of Law

2012: Salome Kiwara-Wilson, DePaul University College of Law
Labor Law The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Annual Law Student Writing Competition for 2015-2016 2016-06-15 $3,000
Awards
First Place: $3000, Second Place: $1000, Third Place: $500. The first-place winning article will be published in the ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law, and its author will be a guest at the annual CLE 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.

Description
Students are encouraged to discuss 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, but 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 presented and must distinguish their conclusions from opposing positions with sound logic and reference to multiple sources. Entries will be evaluated on topic selection, legal analysis, quality of research, frequency of detailed and helpful footnotes identifying primary source materials wherever available, grammar, spelling, usage and syntax, clarity, structure, overall appearance, strength of writing, strength of advocacy of competing viewpoints, and relevance to the practicing labor and employment law.

Contest Website
www.laborandemploymentcollege.org
Civil Law International Association of Defense Counsel IADC Legal Writing Contest 2016-05-20 $200
Awards
First Place : US $2,000 and plaque Second Place: US $1,000 and plaque Third Place: US $500 and plaque Honorable mention: Plaque

Description
All J.D. candidates currently enrolled in accredited law schools are eligible to participate in the IADC Legal Writing Contest. Entrants must write on subjects in the fields of tort law, insurance law, civil procedure, evidence or other areas of the law of practical concern to lawyers engaged in the defense, or management of the defense of civil litigation. The contest is judged by a committee of the IADC.

State Emphasis
areas of the law of practical concern to lawyers engaged in the defense, or management of the defense of civil litigation

Contest Website
http://www.iadclaw.org/publications-news/publications/Legal-Writing-Contest/

Former Winners
2015 - 1 - First Place, Paul Covaleski
University of Iowa College of Law
"Skipping Class: Exploring the Rise and Fall of the American Class Action Suit"

2015 - 2 - Second Place, Knial Piper, II
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
"Cyber Warfare and the Use of Force"

2015 - 3 - Third Place, Charlotte Green
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
"How Government Subsidized Cybersecurity Insurance Can Encourage Enrollment in the National Institute of Standards and Technology Framework, While Also Improvising the Overall Cybersecurity Insurance Market"

Honorable Mention - Louie Whit Carmon
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
"No Cents in Doing it Again: The Importance of Disclosing Insurance Coverage at Discovery"
Domestic Relations ABA Section of Family Law Howard C. Schwab Memorial Essay Contest 2016-04-29 $1,500
Awards
First Place - $1,500, Second Place - $750, Third Place - $350.

Description
The purpose of the contest is to create greater interest in the field of family law among all law students, and particularly the Law Student Division of the American Bar Association.

Contest Website
http://www.americanbar.org/groups/family_law/resources/essay_contest.html

Former Winners
2014
First Place

Moriah Silver
Northeastern Law School
Boston, MA
"“The Second Rape”: Legal Options for Rape Survivors to Terminate Parental Rights"

Second Place
Aaron Young
Georgetown University Law Center
Washington, DC
" All in the Constitutional Family: Revisiting Definitions of Family Relationships in Immigration Law "


Third Place
Lindsee A. Acton
Washburn University School of Law
Topeka, KS
" Overturning In re Gardiner: Ending Transgender Discrimination in Kansas"
Legal Profession Notre Dame Law School Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition 2016-04-29 $2,500
Awards
A prize of $2,500 will be awarded for one winning entry

Description
Annual writing competition on the topic of legal ethics

Contest Website
http://www3.nd.edu/~ndlaw/writing_competitions/smith_doheny.pdf
Legal History The Legal History and Rare Books Section (LH&RB) of the American Association of Law Libraries, in cooperation with Gale, part of Cengage Learning The Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition 2016-04-18 $500
Awards
The winner will receive a $500.00 prize from Cengage Learning and up to $1,000 for expenses associated with attendance at the AALL Annual Meeting. The winner and runner-up will have the opportunity to publish their essays in LH&RB’s online scholarly journal Unbound: An Annual Review of Legal History and Rare Books.

Description
The purpose of the competition is to encourage scholarship in the areas of legal history, rare law books, and legal archives, and to acquaint students with the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) and law librarianship.

State Emphasis
legal history, rare law books, or legal archives

Contest Website
http://www.aallnet.org/sections/lhrb/awards

Former Winners
2015 Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition

Winner: Sung Yup Kim, doctoral student in history at the State University of New York, Stoney Brook, for "'Those Innumerable Litigations of a Civil Nature Arising among the Lower Sort': Justices of the Peace and Small Debt Litigation in Late Colonial New York.” Sung Yup presented his essay at the 2015 AALL Annual meeting in Philadelphia.

Runner-up: Nicholas Handler, Yale Law School, class of 2015, "A Constitutional Case for Legislative History: The Neglected Journal Clause."

2014 Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition

Winner: Bonnie Shucha, Assistant Director of Public Services at the University of Wisconsin Law Library, "White Slavery in the Northwoods: Early Sex Trafficking and the Reformation of Law in the Late Nineteenth Century" (available on SSRN). Bonnie presented her essay at the 2014 AALL Annual meeting in San Antonio.

Runner-up: Emily Ulrich, Graduate Student in the Medieval Studies Program at Yale University, "'Commoning' the English Common Law Treatise: Investigating Three Fourteenth-Century Copies of the Britton".
Civil Law Redgrave LLP http://www.redgravellp.com DISH Network L.L.C The DISH® “Best in Class” eDiscovery Legal Research and Writing Competition 2016-04-11 $2,500


Description
The DISH® “Best in Class” eDiscovery Legal Research and Writing Competition encourages law students to develop a thorough understanding of the evolution and practice of Information Governance and Discovery in civil litigation. The competition is the only one of its kind designed to challenge law students to explore the evolving issues of document management, electronically stored information, and ever-expanding technology—along with their application to the law. Students must submit their papers by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) on April 11, 2016.

Contest Website
http://www.dishediscovery.com/main.html
Civil Law DISH Network L.L.C. and Redgrave LLP DISH "Best in Class" eDiscovery Legal Research and Writing Competition 2016-04-11 $2,500
Awards
$2,500 cash award, and the runner-up will receive a $1,000 cash award

Description
The DISH® “Best in Class” eDiscovery Legal Research and Writing Competition encourages law students to develop a thorough understanding of the evolution and practice of Information Governance and Discovery in civil litigation. The competition is the only one of its kind designed to challenge law students to explore the evolving issues of document management, electronically stored information, and ever-expanding technology—along with their application to the law.

State Emphasis
Information Governance and Discovery in civil litigation

Contest Website
http://www.dishediscovery.com/main.html

Former Winners
Ashley Arnett - University of California, Davis School of Law
Navigating the Boundaries of e-Discovery: Can Translucency and Zealous Advocacy Coexist?

Alex Tarnow - John Marshall Law School
Conflicts between American Electronic Discovery Policies and International Privacy Laws - Are the Proposed F.R.C.P. Amendments the Answer?

Caitlyn Smith - University of Alabama School of Law
Resurrecting Zubulake

Amanda Jaret - St. John's University School of Law
Electronic Discovery of Social Media Data: What's Not to "Like"?
Politics Common Cause “Gerrymander Standard” Writing Competition 2016-03-27 $5,000
Awards
The author(s) of the top submission will receive $5,000, 2nd place will receive $3,000, and 3rd place will receive $2,000. If more than one author submits a winning paper, prize money will be divided between them. All will be eligible for publication in Election Law Journal. Common Cause will cover travel expenses for up to two authors per paper to travel to a national redistricting reform symposium to present their papers.

Description
Common Cause welcomes all papers that create a new definition for partisan gerrymandering and pair that definition with an effective legal theory to challenge unfair redistricting plans in court.

Contest Website
http://www.commoncause.org/issues/voting-and-elections/redistricting/writing-competition.pdf
Criminal Law and Procedure Appeals Law Group WINTER 2015-2016 SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY CONTEST BRAD WOLK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 2016-02-01 $500
Awards
This $500.00 scholarship will be awarded to the law student who presents a 1000 word or less essay:

Description
Whether a mandatory life sentence without the possibility of parole for non-violent marijuana trafficking under Federal law violates the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment?

Contest Website
http://www.appealslawgroup.com/scholarship
Indian and Aboriginal Law AMERICAN Indian Law Review AMERICAN Indian Law Review 2015-2016 Writing Competition 2016-01-29 $1,000
Awards
The first place winner receives $1,000 and publication in the American Indian Law Review, an official periodical of the University of Oklahoma College of Law with international distribution. The second place winner receives $500, and third place receives $250.

Description
Papers will be accepted on any issue concerning American Indian law or indigenous peoples. However, topics recently published in the American Indian Law Review will not be favored.

Contest Website
Http://www.ailr.net/writecomp
Labor Law Co-sponsored by Jackson Lewis LLP and IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, the Institute for Law and the Workplace 2015-2016 Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law 2016-01-19 $3,000
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 cash 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.)

Description
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.

Contest Website
https://www.kentlaw.iit.edu/institutes-centers/institute-for-law-and-the-workplace/louis-jackson-writing-competition
Workers' Compensation Law The College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers The College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers 2015 Law Student Writing Competition 2016-01-15 $2,000
Awards
First prize - $2000.00 Second prize - $1500.00 Third prize - $1000.00

Description
The scope of permissible topics is broad, i.e., any aspect of workers' compensation law. Students are encouraged to present: A public policy issue A critique of a leading case or doctrine; or A comment on a statute or the need for a statutory modification.

Contest Website
http://www.cwclawyers.org/html/writing_contest.html
Health Law and Policy Thomas Jefferson Law School Jason Crane III Disability and the Law Writing Competition 2016-01-15 $1,500
Awards
The winner of the competition will receive a $1,500 cash prize and the Thomas Jefferson Law Review (TJLR) will consider the paper for publication under the TJLR’s editorial standards. Two second place winners will each receive a $1,000 cash prize.

Description
The Crane Writing Competition is designed to encourage outstanding student scholarship at the intersection of law and medicine or law and the social sciences that promotes an understanding, furthers the development of legal rights and protections, and improves the lives of those with disabilities.

Contest Website
http://www.tjsl.edu/cranewritingcompetition
Medical Jurisprudence The Florida State University 2016 Mollie and Paul Hill Student Writing Competition in Medical-Legal Interprofessional Collaboration 2016-01-04 $250
Awards
Outstanding Paper by a Law Student -- $250 Outstanding Paper by a Medical Student or Medical Resident -- $250

Description
In 2016, the Florida State University Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law, based in both the FSU College of Medicine and the FSU College of Law, will present awards for the outstanding original papers submitted by a law student and a medical student or medical resident in response to a question pertaining to collaboration between the medical and legal professions. This writing competition is made possible by a generous gift from Mollie and Paul Hill.

Contest Website
http://med.fsu.edu/userFiles/file/2016%20Writing%20Competition%20Flyer(3).pdf
Health Law and Policy THE FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY 2016 Mollie and Paul Hill Student Writing Competition in Medical-Legal Interprofessional Collaboration 2016-01-04 $250
Awards
Outstanding Paper by a Law Student -- $250 Outstanding Paper by a Medical Student or Medical Resident -- $250

Description
In recent years, Ebola and other infectious diseases, natural disasters, threatened acts of bioterrorism, the rise of obesity and obesity-related ailments, the recreational use of tobacco and drugs, and other actual or potential developments have threatened the health of the public in the United States and elsewhere. Successfully preparing for and effectively addressing these and other public health dangers will require use of an array of tools involving expertise and experience possessed and practiced by medical and legal professionals. Discuss some of the ways in which medical and other health care professionals can work innovatively and collaboratively with members of the legal profession in the next few years to jointly protect and promote public health in the U.S. and beyond in the face of actual and potential challenges, while also respecting individual and institutional personal and property rights.

Contest Website
http://med.fsu.edu/userFiles/file/2016%20Writing%20Competition%20Flyer(3).pdf
Science and Technology ASIS Foundation ASIS Foundation 2015 Student Writing Competition 2015-12-21 $1,500
Awards
Graduate Winner - $1,500, Undergraduate Winner - $1,000, Honorable Mention Awards - $500.

Description
Annually, the ASIS Academic and Training Programs Council sponsors a competition that rewards students who demonstrate excellence in research and academic writing relevant to the security and assets protection profession. The competition is open to any associate's, bachelor's, or master's level student enrolled in a college or university during the 2015 academic year.

Contest Website
www.asisfoundation.org
Consumer Protection Law Center for Alcohol Policy (CAP) Eighth Annual Essay Contest 2015-12-05 $5,000
Awards
$5,000, $2,500 and $1,000

Description
“The CAP Essay Contest is intended to foster debate, analysis and examination of state alcohol regulation and its implications for citizens across the United States,”

Contest Website
http://www.centerforalcoholpolicy.org/essay-contest/
Banking and Finance American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyer ACCFSL 2016 Writing Competition 2015-12-01 $2,500
Awards
The awards include a cash payment ($2,500 for books, $2,000 for articles, reviews, or book chapters; and $1,000 for student work), a certificate or other token of recognition, and travel expenses to attend the College's annual dinner held in conjunction with the Spring Meeting of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association.

Description
Each year The American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers seeks to recognize written contributions to the field of consumer financial services law. Eligible papers include publishable articles, substantial book reviews, or book chapters; books; and student case note or comment.

Contest Website
http://www.accfsl.org/writing-competition/
Securities Law Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni, Inc. Securities Law Writing Competition - 2015 2015-11-13 $5,000
Awards
1st Place $5,000 2nd Place $3,000 3rd Place $2,000

Description
Any subject in the field of securities law.

Contest Website
http://www.secalumni.org/writing-competition

Former Winners
http://www.secalumni.org/2013-writing-competition-winners
Dispute Resolution Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution Beyond the FAA: Arbitration Procedure, Practice, and Policy in Historical Perspective Writing Competition 2015-11-09 $500
Awards
A $500 prize to the competition winner. The author of the winning paper may be invited to publish the winning submission in the symposium issue of the Journal of Dispute Resolution, subject to the agreement of both the editors of the Journal of Dispute Resolution and the winning author.

Description
Submissions should bear some relationship to the history of dispute or conflict resolution, broadly defined. Topics may therefore consider issues relating to the historic development of international or domestic negotiation, mediation, conciliation and/or arbitration, among other things. There is no requirement that papers discuss U.S. law.

Contest Website
http://law.missouri.edu/faculty/event/2015-csdr-writing-competion/
Human Rights Law American University Washington College of Law Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law (Center), the American Society of International Law’s Lieber Society (ASIL), and the American Red Cross International Humanitarian Law team 2015 International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Student Writing Competition 2015-10-07 $500
Awards
The winning author will receive a $500 cash prize and a one-year ASIL student membership.

Description
The Competition seeks submissions of academic papers on the topic of international humanitarian law (IHL) from students currently enrolled in a law degree program in the United States or abroad. The purpose of the Competition is to enhance scholarship and deepen understanding among students in this important area of international law. The theme of the 2015 Competition is “The Intersection of International Humanitarian Law and Gender.” Papers should focus on ways in which IHL intersects with gender issues, such as the role of women as combatants, the gendered use of sexual violence during times of armed conflict, the impact of gender stereotyping on international humanitarian law, etc.

Contest Website
https://www.wcl.american.edu/humright/center/2015ihlstudentwritingcompetition.cfm
Securities Law The PIABA Foundation James E. Beckley Writing Competition 2015-09-18 $1,000
Awards
First Prize is $1000, Second Prize is $750, and Third Prize is $500.

Description
Sponsored by The PIABA Foundation, the James E. Beckley Writing Competition is a writing contest for law students interested in Securities Arbitration and Securities Law. The PIABA Bar Journal Board-of-Editors will publish the first place paper, and may, at their option, elect to print additional submissions.

Contest Website
http://piaba.org/law-students/2015-james-e-beckley-writing-competition

Former Winners
Bryce Cullinane ('15)
Pepperdine University School of Law
The Ponzi Scheme Conundrum – Why Four Hardship Exemptions Should Be Written Into Fraudulent Transfer Law
Legal Analysis and Writing Brown Sims The Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation 2015-08-21 $10,000
Awards
First Place -$10,000, Second Place - $5,000, Third Place - $3,000, Finalist - $1,000, Finalist - $1,000.

Description
The Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation is pleased to announce the twenty-second annual Brown Award. The Award is in recognition of 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. This year the stipend for the winner is $10,000.

Contest Website
http://www.brownsims.com/about-brown-sims/affiliations/judge-john-r-brown-award/

Former Winners
Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 Brown Award for Excellence in Legal Writing:

First Place ($10,000): Leanne Welds, Brooklyn Law School
Giving Local Municipalities the Power to Affect the National Securities Market

Second Place ($5,000): Stephen Mayer, University of Michigan Law School
An Implausible Standard for Affirmative Defenses

Third Place ($3,000): William Shotzbarger, Syracuse University College of Law
Business and Friendship Don’t Mix: The Government’s Expansion of Insider Trading Liability under SEC Rule 10b5-2

Finalist ($1,000): Smith Monson, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Creating Property Rights for Unsustainable Growth?: How Courts Should Treat Imported Water Return Flow in Utah Water Law

Finalist ($1,000): Katherine Maddox Davis, Emory University School of Law
I, Too, Sing America: Customary International Law for American State and Federal Courts’ Post-Kiobel Jurisprudence
International Law Union Internationale des Avocats Jacques Leroy International Prize Student Competition 2015-07-31 $1,057
Awards
1000 euros (approximately $1057)

Description
Students who wish to participate in this prize must send a dissertation (plea, study, commentary of a practice case) that deals with the following theme: "Fair Trade: how can we establish rules that are specific and realistic?"

Contest Website
http://www.uianet.org/en/content/6th-jacques-leroy-international-prize-%E2%80%93-business-a
Domestic Relations The Laubacher & Co Law Firm Domestic Violence Law Firm Scholarship - 2015 2015-07-31 $1,000
Awards
$1000.00

Description
Domestic Violence

Contest Website
http://www.laubacherlaw.com/scholarship/
Domestic Relations Anthony LaMantia - LaMantia Law Firm LaMantia Law Firm Singe Parent Scholarship 2015-07-27 $1,000
Awards
$1000.00

Description
It’s the pairing of these two trends that inspired the LaMantia Law Firm Single Parent Scholarship. There’s a rising number of solo parents trying to do it all – raise their kids and keep their household afloat. We want to help. Our scholarship will be available to a single parent pursuing higher education (either a college or law degree).

Contest Website
http://www.charlestonscdivorce.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/LaMantia-Scholarship-Requirements.pdf
Domestic Relations Law Office of Steven Fritsch 2015 Law Office of Steven Fritsch Scholarship 2015-07-27 $1,000
Awards
A check for $1,000 will be made payable to the award recipient’s law school to cover law school expenses.

Description
To support the pursuit of excellence in family law.

Contest Website
http://www.oceansidedivorcelawfirm.com/scholarship/
Jurisprudence U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association Court of Federal Claims Bar Association 2014 – 2015 Law Student Writing Competition 2015-07-17 $2,000
Awards
One cash prize of TWO Thousand Dollars ($2,000) will be awarded to the entry deemed by the judges, in their discretion, to be the best. The winner will receive significant favorable publicity to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the members of the Court of Federal Claims Bar Association. It is anticipated that the winning entry will be published on the website of the Association. In addition, the Association may support other publication opportunities. Winning articles from prior years have been published in the Federal Circuit Bar Journal and in the ULCA Law Review Discourses Journal.

Description
The goal of this competition is to promote interest in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and its distinctive role in American jurisprudence, and to encourage law student scholarship on current topics that lie within its jurisdiction.

Contest Website
http://cdo.law.miami.edu/?p=7188
Domestic Relations The Honolulu law firm of Davis Levin Livingston. Annual Davis Levin Livingston Scholarship 2015-07-15 $3,000
Awards
Davis Levin Livingston scholarship is to be used exclusively for law school tuition and related expenses. A check for $3,000 will be made payable to the award recipient’s law school to cover these expenses. Recipient is expected to submit receipts in accordance with IRS regulations. Davis Levin Livingston Scholarship award recipient will be notified of the selection on or about August 3, 2015.

Description
The scholarship intends to support law students intending to pursue public interest law and add to the ranks of motivated young attorneys willing to consider a career as a public interest lawyer.

Contest Website
http://www.davislevin.com/scholarship/
Taxation The Theodore Tannenwald, Jr. Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship and The American College of Tax Counsel The Theodore Tannenwald Jr. Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship 2015-07-01 $5,000
Awards
Cash prizes of $5,000, $2,500 and $1,500 for the top three papers.

Description
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.

Contest Website
http://www.tannenwald.org/Competition-Announcement

Former Winners
Alex Levy
New York University School of Law
Believing in Life After Loving: IRS Regulation of Tax Preparers
Faculty Sponsor: Prof. David Kamin
Legal Profession The American Inns of Court The Warren E. Burger Prize 2015-07-01 $5,000
Awards
The author of the winning essay will receive a cash prize of $5,000, the essay will be published in the South Carolina Law Review, and will be presented to the recipient at the American Inns of Court annual Celebration of Excellence at the Supreme Court of the United States

Description
The Warren E. Burger Prize is a writing competition designed to encourage outstanding scholarship that "promotes the ideals of excellence, civility, ethics and professionalism within the legal profession," the core mission of the American Inns of Court.

Contest Website
http://home.innsofcourt.org/about-us/awards/the-warren-e-burger-prize.aspx
Environmental Law Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan Environmental Law Essay Contest 2015-06-30 $2,000
Awards
$2,000 and publication in the Michigan Environmental Law Journal.

Description
Any environmental law topic of current interest to Michigan practitioners.

Contest Website
http://www.michbar.org/environmental/essay.cfm
Property-Personal and Real ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law 2015 RPTE Law Student Writing Contest 2015-06-30 $2,500
Awards
1st place: $2,500 award 2nd place: $1,450 award 3rd place: $1,000 award (See Flyer for Additional Awards)

Description
The goal of the RPTE student writing contest is to encourage and reward law student writing on the subjects of real property or trust and estate law. The essay contest is designed to attract students to these law specialties, and to encourage scholarship and interest in these areas.

Contest Website
http://www.americanbar.org/groups/real_property_trust_estate/fellowships_and_awards/writing_contest.html

Former Winners
2014 Writing Contest

First place- Kelly Suzuka- "Undevelopable Potential: An Analysis of Land Title Marketability in Hawai‘i"
Second place- Evan Durkovic- "Controlling from the Grave: Conditional Bequests and Their Legal Limits"
Third place- Edward Teyber- "Utilizing Historic Preservation to Overcome Barriers in Achieving a National Interconnected Network of Pedestrian Trailways"
Administrative Law Section of Administrative Law & Regulatory Competition 2015 Gellhorn-Sargentich Law Student Essay Award Competition 2015-06-12 $1,000
Awards
1,000 awarded to best entry

Description
Discuss any topic relating to administrative law

Contest Website
https://americanbar.qualtrics.com/jfe/forms/SV_dlifTOamwLEyA09
Estates and Trusts The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) The Mary Moers Wenig 2015 Student Writing Competition 2015-06-12 $5,000
Awards
1st Prize: $ 5,000 and publication in the ACTEC Law Journal. 2d Prize: $ 3,000, online publication on ACTEC’s website, and possible publication in the ACTEC Law Journal. 3d Prize: $ 1,000, online publication on ACTEC’s website, and possible publication in the ACTEC Law Journal. Honorable Mention Prize: Variable amount based on number of papers selected.

Description
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.

Contest Website
http://www.actec.org/public/WenigCompetition/WenigCompetitionRules.asp
Civil Rights and Discrimination Sponsored by the Mercer University School of Law and the American Bar Association Commission on Disability Rights Milani Writing Competition 2015-06-08 $1,000
Awards
First Prize will range between $300 and $1,000, depending on whether multiple awards are given. The name of the winner(s) in each category will be posted online at the Mercer University School of Law website.

Description
The purposes of the competition are to promote greater interest in and understanding of the field of disability law and to encourage excellent legal writing skills in law students.

Contest Website
https://law.mercer.edu/academics/legalwriting/milani-writing-competition.cfm
Food and Drug Law Food and Drug Law Institute H. Thomas Austern Memorial Writing Competition 2015-06-05 $4,000
Awards
Winning papers will be considered for publication in the Food and Drug Law Journal. There are 2 competitions-One for papers with maximum for 40 pages and one for papers between 41-100 pages. Papers over 100 pages will not be accepted. 1st place 4,000 2nd place 1,000

Description
areas of law that affect food, drugs, animal drugs, biologics, cosmetics, diagnostics, dietary supplements, medical devices,and tobacco.

Contest Website
www.fdli.org
Domestic Relations ABA Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence Law Student Writing Competition 2015-06-01 $0
Awards
1st- Resolutin from the ABA Commision on Domestic & Sexual Violence, honorarium, publication in the American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the law, national publicity 2nd Resolution from the ABA commision on Domestic and Sexual Violence and national publicity 3rd resolution from the ABA Commitssion on Domestic and Sexual Violence and national publicity

Description
articles addressing domestic and sexual violence and the law from a national or international perspective

Contest Website
ambar.org/cdsv

Former Winners
all past winners names and papers appear on the ABA commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence website at ambar.org/cdsv
Energy and Utilities Law American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION SECTION OF ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY, AND RESOURCES Law Student Writing Competition: Energy Law 2015-05-18 $1,000
Awards
For each competition theme, the first place winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize, the second place winner will receive $750, and the third place winner will receive $500.

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