2012 Dr. Emanuel Stein and Kenneth D. Stein Memorial Writing Competition

Dr. Emanuel Stein and Kenneth Stein Memorial Law Student Writing Competition of the New York State Bar Association Labor and Employment Law. 

To recognize excellence among law school students writing in the area of labor and employment law; and to cultivate the relationship between the Section and future labor and employment practitioners.

Presented by: Labor and Employment Law Section
Contact: Beth Gould
Submission Deadline: December 3, 2012
Date Presented: January Annual Meeting

Award Criteria: Articles must be original from the applicant. Submissions should focus on any timely, compelling aspect of labor and employment law. Only one submission per student.

All articles are to be submitted in the following format: a) typewritten - with computer disk attached or submitted by email to lcastilla@nysba.org; b) double spaced; c) on 8-1/2 inch by 11 inch paper, 1 inch margins; d) no longer than 20 pages (exclusive of endnotes); e) citations are to conform to "A Uniform System of Citation" (The Bluebook).

If published by the Section, all articles submitted for the competition become the property of the Labor and Employment Law Section and the New York State Bar Association. No article submitted may be published in any journal or periodical other than the "New York State Bar Journal", or the "Labor and Employment Law Section Newsletter", until after announcement of the winner of this competition in January 2011.

Students should include a cover letter with the entry stating your name, mailing address and phone number (both school and permanent), social security number, name of your school and year of graduation. Do not include your name or personal information on your paper.

Prize Awarded: 1st place: $3,000 and publication in Section newsletter. 2nd place: $2,000. 3rd place: $1,000.

Download the Dr. Emanual and Kenneth D. Stein Memorial Writing Competition brochure here.

2013 Public Justice Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Contest

The Public Justice Foundation is holding its annual Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice contest. This year’s topic is:

“Is Democracy for Sale?

Have Citizens United’s holdings run amok? Legal challenges left to Super Pacs? Can funding disclosure be required?”

The winner of the essay contest will receive $5,000, a free 2013 Public Justice Foundation Student Membership, and their essay will be featured on the Public Justice website and in the nationally disseminated Public Justice newsletter. The contest is open to all law students that are currently enrolled in a U.S. accredited law school.

The intent to enter deadline is January 31, 2013, and the essay submission deadline is March 31, 2013. Below is the Intent-to-Enter form.

If you have any questions about the essay contest, please feel free to contact Outreach Coordinator, Cassandra Goings, at cgoings@publicjustice.net or at (202) 797-8600.

For more information, please visit: http://publicjustice.net/news-events/awards/hogansmoger-essay-contest.


2013 Donald C. Alexander Writing Competition

The FBA Section on Taxation would like to announce the 2013 Donald C. Alexander Writing Competition.

Requirements are as follows: Full and part-time J.D. and LL.M. students are eligible. Any original paper concerning federal taxation between 20-50 double spaced pages is welcome. Seminar papers and articles submitted (but not yet selected for publication) to law reviews, journals, or other competitions are eligible.

Winning authors receive $2000 (first place) or $1000 (second place) and a trip to the FBA’s Annual Tax Law Conference in Washington, D.C. The winning entries may be published in the Tax Section newsletter the Report or in The Federal Lawyer.

Deadline is January 7, 2013

Entries may be submitted by email to Sherwin Valerio at svalerio@fedbar.org or by mail to:

Federal Bar Association Section on Taxation
Attn: Donald C. Alexander Tax Law Writing Competition
1220 N. Fillmore Str. Suite 444
Arlington, VA 22201

For more information, see www.fedbar.org.

2013 Professor William R. Ginsberg Memorial Essay Contest

26th Annual Professor William R. Ginsberg Memorial Essay Contest sponsored by the Environmental Law Section of the NYSBA. 

The first place winner will receive $1,000, the second place winner will receive $500, and the third place winner will receive $250.  The first place essay will be published by the NYSBA in The New York Environmental Lawyer, and the second and third place winning essays will be considered for publication.  All three will receive an invitation to the fall conference of the Environmental Law Section. 

Deadline is June 3, 2013.  For more information, visit http://www.nysba.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home&Template=/CustomSource/Award/AwardDisplay.cfm&code=MS_ENVI_ESSAY.

15th Annual Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition

15th Annual Entertainment Law Initiative (ELI) Writing Competition co-sponsored by the GRAMMY Foundation and the ABA Forum on Entertainment and Sports Industires

The grand prize winner receives a $5,000 scholarship and the four runner-ups each receive $1,500 scholarships.  All five winning articles will be published in a major law journal.  The winners are also flown to Los Angeles where they are honored at the Entertainment Law Initiative Luncheon in front of an audience comprised of some of the top entertainment attorneys in the country.  The winners also attend GRAMMY week events including the GRAMMY Awards telecast, and The MusiCares Person of the Year Tribute.

Deadline for submission is January 3, 2013.  Winners will be announces on January 31, 2013. 

For more information, visit the ELI Facebook page.


Legal Research and Writing Competition sponsored by DISH Network

Legal Research and Writing Competition focused on eDiscovery sponsored by DISH Network. There is a prize for the top submission and the paper does not need to be lengthy (indeed length must not exceed 5,000 total words) – just good. In fact, the top three submissions will win cash prizes and garner some publicity about the accomplishment.

This year’s topic is “Under what standard should a court subject an employee’s non-business personal computing activities (e.g., social media, documents stored on a personal computer, and/or personal email accounts) to civil discovery involving her or his employer?”

Entrants must be eligible law school students who (a) have obtained a baccalaureate degree or equivalent from an accredited institution and (b) are or will be enrolled in an ABA-accredited law program in the United States on the date of submission. Full rules are available at the competition website: http://www.dishediscovery.com. The submission deadline this year is December 1, 2012.


ASECA Annual Writing Competition

Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni, Inc. (ASECA) Annual Writing Competition. Prizes are awarded for outstanding papers in the field of securities law. Three prizes will be awarded at ASECA's annual dinner on Friday, February 22, 2013 in Washington, D.C.: $5,000 for first place, $3,000 for second place, and $2,000 for third place.

For more information, click HERE. Deadline is November 16, 2012.


QCWBA Faith O'Neal Scholarship

The Queens County Women's Bar Association (QCWBA) is sponsoring the Faith O'Neal Scholarship.

Two (2) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded at the Annual Judiciary Night on Thursday, November 15, 2012.

Deadline for submissions is November 2, 2012. For more information and to apply, please visit http://qcwba.com/application_2012.pdf.