March 15-17, 2013
Indiana University McKinney School of Law

Legal and judicial ethics, professional regulation, professionalism, and client protection pertain to every practitioner, no matter what legal field. The National Professional Responsibility Moot Court Competition will offer students an outstanding opportunity to engage in advocacy on cutting edge professional responsibility concerns. The moot will test skills in appellate brief writing and oral advocacy on two specific issues drawn from real opinions, providing experience in interpreting professional responsibility standards and scholarly resources first hand.

This two-day competition is open to all ABA-accredited law schools throughout the United States and will focus on a question of professional responsibility. You can view the competition website at www.indylaw.indiana.edu/nprmcc/.

Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition

Notre Dame Law School is sponsoring the Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition. All students with an interest in legal ethics are invited and encouraged to participate. The best submission on any legal ethics topic will win a $2,500 prize.

All entries must be received before 5 p.m. on Friday, April 26, 2013.

Please click HERE for more information.


2013 Elliot A. Spoon Business Law Writing Competition

The Michigan State University College of Law Journal of Business & Securities Law is now accepting submissions for the 2013 Elliot A. Spoon Business Law Writing Competition.

For more information, click on the picture below. The deadline is January 7, 2013.


IEL Hartrick Scholar Writing Competition

Call for Student Articles

To Become an IEL Hartrick Scholar for 2013

The IEL Hartrick Scholar Writing Competition: The Institute for Energy Law of The Center for American and International Law announces its 2013 Hartrick Scholar writing competition. All eligible students are invited to participate.

Eligible Students and Topics: Students enrolled in law school as of December 2012, and seeking a juris doctor degree, are eligible to submit an article for consideration in the IEL Hartrick Scholar competition. The general subject for this year’s competition is any topic related to energy development. This includes, for example, topics concerning oil and gas law, alternative energy resources, energy regulation, and environmental regulation of the energy industries.

The article can be any work prepared by the student while enrolled in law school and can include prior works prepared for law journal or a law school course, so long as the submitted version complies with the submission guidelines. The Hartrick Scholar Judging Committee will select one or more outstanding submissions that they deem worthy of recognition.

Submission Guidelines: The article must be submitted to the Hartrick Scholar Judging Committee, at the address listed below, on or before January 15, 2013. The article should not exceed 8,000 words including footnotes (this approximates 40 double-spaced pages of text and footnotes or 25 printed pages). Footnotes should be in Blue Book format and placed at the bottom of the page where the footnoted text appears. The article should be submitted in pdf or hard copy accompanied by a cover email message or letter that contains the following information: (1) the title of your article; (2) the law school where you are currently enrolled; (3) your mailing address; (4) your telephone number; and (5) your email address. The article should not contain your name, law school, or any other identifying information.

Selection of the 2013 Hartrick Scholar(s): The Hartrick Scholar(s) selected by the Judging Committee will be notified on February 15, 2013. The Scholar(s) will receive a $2,500 cash award at the Institute for Energy Law’s 64th Annual Oil & Gas Law Conference to be held February 21-22, 2013, in Houston, Texas. The Hartrick Scholar(s) also will be recognized for their work at the Career Paths For Young Attorneys in the Energy Sector Symposium to be held on March 1-2, 2013 at The University of Tulsa College of Law. Selection as a Hartrick Scholar includes, in addition to the $2,500 cash award, the cost of travel to attend the Conference in Houston and the Symposium in Tulsa.

Submit Articles To: For Questions Contact:

Hartrick Scholar Judging Committee Lilly Hogarth, Project Manager
ATTN: David B. Winn, Director Institute for Energy Law
Institute for Energy Law +1 (972) 244-3424
The Center for American and International Law lhogarth@cailaw.org
5201 Democracy Drive
Plano, Texas 75024-3561


2013 Fundamentals of Municipal Bond Law Seminar

The National Association of Bond Lawyers (“NABL”) is pleased to announce that it is once again offering up to five scholarships to law school students to attend its 2013 Fundamentals of Municipal Bond Law Seminar. Located in the District of Columbia, NABL was incorporated as a non-profit corporation in 1979, and exists to promote the integrity of the municipal market by advancing the understanding of and compliance with the law affecting public finance. NABL pursues this mission in a number of ways, including, but not limited to, providing several annual educational programs for its members and others in the law relating to state and municipal bonds and other obligations.

The 2013 Fundamentals of Municipal Bond Law Seminar is one of these educational programs. Designed for attorneys, paralegals, government officials and employees, financial consultants and other municipal finance professionals and market participants seeking a basic knowledge of municipal bond law and related municipal finance issues, it is open to both NABL members and non-members. The seminar is being held April 17-19, 2013 at the Swissotel Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. The 2013 seminar brochure and details will be available on the NABL website (www.nabl.org) in early February. Click here to view the 2012 seminar brochure.

To be a recipient of one of the five possible scholarships, an applicant must be currently enrolled in the Doctor of Jurisprudence Program at an accredited law school located within the United States of America. Each scholarship will include (a) waiver of the enrollment fee to the seminar, (b) complimentary hotel lodging (checking-in on April 17 and checking out on April 19) at the Swissotel Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, (c) reimbursement of roundtrip airfare (not including any checked baggage fees) at coach class rates for nonrefundable fares booked no less than 14 days prior to the departure date to Chicago, Illinois, and (d) reimbursement of ground transportation to and from the scholarship recipient’s departing airport and to and from a Chicago airport (limited to the cost of taxi service). Reimbursement for the items listed in clauses (c) and (d) are subject to the requirements set forth in the enclosed application.

Please take a few minutes to review the application and seminar information and pass this information on to qualified students at your institution. Completed applications are due no later than February 28, 2013. If you have any specific questions about this scholarship or about the National Association of Bond Lawyers, please contact Linda Wyman, NABL Chief Operating Officer at (202) 503-3300.

Fifth Annual ABI Bankruptcy Law Student Writing Competition

The American Bankruptcy Institute ("ABI") is pleased to invite students to participate in its Fifth Annual ABI Bankruptcy Law Student Writing Competition. First, Second and Third Place prizes will be awarded.


Invite papers on current issues regarding bankruptcy jurisdiction, bankruptcy litigation, or evidence in bankruptcy cases or proceedings. The paper may address business or consumer cases and may include matters such as bankruptcy sales, plan confirmation and other topics that involve jurisdiction, litigation or evidence in the bankruptcy courts.

Papers will be submitted by students uploading the papers in PDF format to the ABI's website at the following URL on or before March 1, 2013: http://papers.abi.org.   For more information, click here.

NYU Environmental Law Essay Contest

New York University Environmental Law Journal presents the 2013 Environmental Law essay contest.

Topic: Address an environmental law issue of current national or international significance.

Deadline: Monday, December 17, 2012.

For more information, click on the picture below.


2012-2013 Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law

2012-2013 Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law Co-sponsored by Jackson Lewis LLP. 

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.

Deadline: Tuesday, January 22, 2013.

For more information, click on the following link: http://www.kentlaw.iit.edu/Documents/Institutes%20and%20Centers/ILW/Jackson%20Louis%20Writing%20Competition/Info/Flyer_2012-13.pdf.

The College of Labor and Employment Law Annual Law Student Writing Competition

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law are pleased to announce their 2012-2013 writing competition. This competition is open to articles written while the author is a student at an accredited law school in the United States. Authors may not have graduated from law school prior to December 1, 2012. Graduate students in law school (LLM candidates) are not eligible. Entries may address any aspect of public or private sector labor and/or employment law relevant to the American labor and employment bar. 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. 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. Entries will be evaluated on topic selection, analysis, quality of research, grammar, spelling, usage and syntax, clarity, structure, overall appearance, and relevance to the practicing labor and employment law bar.

The following prizes may be awarded by the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers: First Place: $1500, 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. The College and the Section reserve the right not to select any article for publication or award any prizes if, in their judgment, the submissions do not meet their standards for publication.

To be considered, articles must be submitted by 6 p.m. EDST on May 15, 2013.

For more information, please visit: http://www.laborandemploymentcollege.org/products/writing%20competition.aspx.