ABA Writing Competitions and Awards

ABA Writing Competitions and Awards 

For more information, visit: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/law_students/events_competitions/other_aba_essay_writing_competitions.html

Chair’s Future Leader Award

Nomination deadline: September 1, 2011
Presented to a rising Forum member who has demonstrated a substantial commitment to the Forum by undertaking significant leadership efforts, such as mentoring other Forum members or law students interested in pursuing careers in franchise law; working on membership outreach; assisting with special projects; or helping with the Forum’s annual meeting. Tell me more

Chair’s Explorers Award

Nomination deadline: September 1, 2011
Designed for newcomers to the Forum who have demonstrated an interest in pursuing a career in franchise law. Nominees will be asked to identify any activities that demonstrate their commitment, including prior attendance at franchise related conferences, contributions to the Forum, goals for future involvement and any recommendations for Forum governance. Tell me more

Law and National Security
2011 National Security Law Student Writing Competition

Entry deadline: September 15, 2011

First Place: $500 and free registration, coach airfare and one night’s lodging for the 21st Annual Review of the Field of National Security Law Conference in Washington, DC. Entries should address this year’s theme, “The Constitution and National Security – First Amendment Issues.” Tell me more

11th Annual Law Student Tax Challenge

Entry deadline: November 18, 2011
As an alternative to traditional moot court competitions, solve a cutting-edge and complex business problem that might arise in everyday tax practice.  The competition is a great way for law students to showcase their knowledge in a real-world setting and gain valuable exposure to the tax law community. For more information, please contact the ABA Section of Taxation via email or at 202-662-8670. Tell me more

Construction Industry
2011 Law Student Writing Competition

Entry deadline: December 31, 2011
Prizes: $2,000 plus travel expenses and registration to attend the 2012 Forum on the Construction Industry Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, NV. Students may submit articles on any topic related to construction law. The format of the articles should resemble the articles published in either of the Forum's two publications, The Construction Lawyer (law journal format) and Under Construction (newsletter format with articles of 1000-2000 words). For a copy of the rules, contact Amanda Raible or Marilyn Klinger

Business Law
Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest

Entry deadline: January 20, 2012
This competition is designed to encourage and reward law student writings on a business law subject. Awards include cash prizes of $500 to $2,500. Each of the first, second and third place winners will receive all expenses paid by the Section to attend the ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting to collect his/her prize. Tell me more


New York Bar Foundation Trusts and Estates Law Section Fellowship

The New York Bar Foundation is pleased to announce it is accepting applications for the 2012 Trusts and Estates Law Section FellowshipTwo fellowships, valued at $5,000 each, will take place in summer 2012 and are available to all 2L students enrolled in a law school in the State of New York during the 2011/2012 academic year. One fellowship will take place in the chambers of Hon. Peter J. Kelly, Queens County Surrogate’s Court, and one Fellowship will take place in the chambers of Hon. Ava S. Raphael, Onondaga County Surrogate’s Court.

Please note the deadline for submission of all application materials is January 31, 2012. 

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DISH Network® Sponsors “Best in Class” eDiscovery Legal Research and Writing Competition

DISH Network® Sponsors “Best in Class” eDiscovery Legal Research and Writing Competition
DISH Network, in conjunction with Redgrave LLP, is sponsoring the 2011 “Best in Class” eDiscovery Legal Research and Writing Competition. Authors must submit their papers by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) on October 15, 2011.

Click on the pictures below to see a press release announcing the contest.

Additional contest information can be found on the contest website at: http://www.dishnetworkediscovery.com/main.html

Please direct all questions to contactus@dishnetworkdiscovery.com