ABA Announces Writing Competitions and Contests

Attention ALL Touro Law Students!  Read on if you would like to win an award to assist with paying for school, books, loans, etc.

Business Law Section Mendes Hershman Writing Contest
Entry deadline: January 9
Award: $2,500. Law Student Division members are encouraged to submit papers on a high quality business law topic written in the current or previous academic year, and approved for submission by a professor or law school dean.

Construction Law Writing Competition
Entry deadline: January 15
Award: $2,000; transportation and accommodations to attend the forum's 2015 Annual Meeting (April 16-18) in Boca Raton, Florida; a plaque; one-year membership in the forum; recognition in the forum's newsletter, Under Construction and on the website; and possible publication in one of the forum's two publications, Under Construction or The Construction Lawyer.

Antitrust Law Student Writing Competition
Entry deadline: January 30

Award: $2,500; transportation and accommodation to attend the Antitrust Section's Spring Meeting (April 15-17, 2015) in Washington, DC. Designed to encourage and reward student-written articles in the area of antitrust law, competition policy, and consumer protection law. Articles must also be nominated by the publication’s Editor-in-Chief. Each Editor-in-Chief may only nominate one article.

Ed Mendrzycki Essay Contest for Law Students and Young Lawyers
Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Liability and Long & Levit LLP
Entry deadline: February 20

Award: $5,000 cash prize and transportation and accommodations to attend the 2015 National Legal Malpractice Conference (April 8–10, 2015) in Washington, DC. Encourages innovative and original research and writing on issues in lawyers’ professional liability. Open only to law student and young lawyer members of the American Bar Association.

2015 Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Writing Competition
Entry deadline: March 6

Award: $1,000; transportation and accommodates to attend the Forum's Annual Conference (May 20-22, 2015), in Washington, DC; possible publication in the Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law. Contact Dawn Holiday for the contest objective, criteria, rules, and additional details.

Section of Family Law Howard C. Schwab Memorial Essay Contest
Entry deadline: April 17
Award: Monetary prize, certificate of recognition, consideration of essay’s publication in Family Law Quarterly and on the Section website, letter to law school dean regarding your achievement, and one year complimentary membership to the Section. Designed to increase interest in the field of family law among all law students. You must be an ABA Law Student Division member to be considered.

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