6.15.2016

2016 American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize

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.

Interested authors are asked to submit an original, unpublished essay of 10,000 to 20,000 words on a topic that addresses issues of legal excellence, civility, ethics, and professionalism.

PRIZE
The author of the winning essay will receive a cash prize of $5,000 and the essay will be published in the South Carolina Law Review. The Prize will be presented during the annual American Inns of Court Celebration of Excellence at the Supreme Court of the Unites States in Washington, DC on November 5, 2016.

DEADLINE
The submission deadline is July 1, 2016.

Rules for the Warren E. Burger Prize writing competition are available on the American Inns of Court website at www.innsofcourt.org/burgerprize.

6.01.2016

Religious Liberty Student Writing Competition

The Religious Liberty Student Writing Competition was created to promote legal and academic studies in the field of religious liberty by law students and students pursuing related graduate studies. Students who have graduated from law school but who are not yet practicing law due to clerkships or other similar pursuits are also invited to submit papers.

FORM
Scholarly paper relating to the topic of domestic or international religious liberty, broadly or narrowly construed, consisting of 9,000 - 13,000 words, including footnotes. Eligible papers must be typed, thoroughly cited and presented in a format suitable for publication, with no additional editing requirements. Papers must conform to bluebook requirements and may includes footnotes. Papers prepared for academic coursework are permitted.

SELECTION
All papers will be reviewed for their conformity to the above requirements and for their substantive treatment of the topic. Awards will be presented at the Religious Liberty Award Dinner in Washington, DC on Thursday, October 6, 2016.

AWARDS
Top entries will receive the following awards:

First Place: $4000 cash award.

Second Place: $3000 cash award.

Third Place: $2000 cash award.

Honorable Mention: Four $1000 cash award.

SUBMISSION
All papers must be submitted on or before July 1, 2016.

5.27.2016

Stephen E. Herrmann Environmental Writing Award

The American College of Environmental Lawyers announces its annual Stephan E. Herrmann Environmental Writing Award for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Award:
The Herrmann Award is a stipend of $3,500 to the author of the winning submission, whether an article, note, case comment or essay, and $500 to the submitting law journal. The winner of the Herrmann Award will be invited to present his or her submission to the Fellows at the ACOEL Annual Meeting.

Eligibility:
Student edited law journals or equivalent publications published by accredited U.S. law schools are eligible to submit annually a single candidate article, note, case comment or essay selected for its ability to promote understanding of legal issues in the broad field of environmental law, including natural resources law or environmental or resources aspects of energy law.

Deadline:
The submission deadline is June 10, 2016.

More details and submission information are available in the link below.
http://www.acoel.org/file.axd?file=2016%2f3%2fHermann+Env.+Writing+Award+Notice.pdf.

5.26.2016

Annual Law Student Writing Competition 2015-2016

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers is pleased to announce the Annual Law Student Writing Competition 2015-2016, which is co-sponsored by the ABA Section of Labor & Employment  Law.

Eligibility
Authors may not have graduated from law school prior to December 1, 2015. 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 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. 
Prizes
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. In addition, the author will be a guest at the annual CLE program, of the ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law and honored at the Annual Induction Dinner of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.
Deadline
Articles must be submitted by midnight (EDT) on June 15, 2016. 

More information regarding the competition rules can be found below.



www.laborandemploymentcollege.org

5.19.2016

SMITH-BABCOCK-WILLIAMS STUDENT WRITING COMPETITION

The Competition honors the memory of three leading figures in American city planning law is open to law students and planning students writing on a question of significance in planning, planning law, land use law, local government or environmental law.

SUBJECT MATTER
Entries should demonstrate original thought on a question of significance in either city planning or associated areas of law.

PRIZE 
The winning entry will be awarded a prize of $2,000 and submitted for publication in The Urban Lawyer, the law journal of the American Bar Association's Section of State & Local Government Law. The Second Place paper will receive a prize of $400 and one Honorable Mention prize of $100 will be awarded.

DEADLINE
The deadline for submission of entries is June 3, 2016 and winners will be announced by August 22, 2016.

For further details regarding the competition please visit the link below.
https://www.planning.org/divisions/planningandlaw/writingcompetition/.

5.16.2016

Empowering Women Scholarship

The Pearce Law Firm is pleased to announce our 2017 scholarship award for women studying law. The annual scholarship of $1500 will be awarded at the beginning of the fall semester (2017).

Deadline:
The application is due May 31, 2017.

Requirements:
This scholarship is judged and awarded primarily on academic achievement, school and community activities, and demonstrated leadership abilities. However, financial need will be given some consideration.

Must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0.

The applicant must be a current female law student.

For further information regarding the application please visit link below.
http://thepearcelawfirm.com/empowering-women-scholarship/.

5.06.2016

2016 Professor William R. Ginsberg Memorial Essay Contest

The Professor William R. Ginsberg Memorial Essay Contest is an annual competition designed to challenge law students to analyze environmental issues confronting us today.

Topic:
Any topic in environmental law.

Eligibility:
Contest open to all JD and LLM candidate students enrolled in New York State law school. Essays may have been submitted for course credit or for law reviews, but not as part of paid employment.

Length:
Maximum length, 35 double-spaced page.

Format:
Each entrant MUST submit a hard copt and an electronic version in Microsoft Work.

Awards:
The first place winner will receive a $1,000 prize, the second place winner will receive a $500 prize, and third place will receive $250. All winners will receive certificates.

To Enter:
Send hard copy to New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, New York 12207, and email your entry to kplog@nysba.org.

Deadline: June 1, 2016.

For Further Information:
Contact Miriam E. Villani, Esq.
Sahn Ward Coschignano, PLLC
333 Earle Ovington Blvd., Suite 601
Uniondale, New York 11553
(516-228-1300)