National Writing Competition

A student writing competition is being organized by the University of Missouri Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution in conjunction with the Missouri Law Review annual symposium, entitled “Policing, Protesting, and Perceptions: A Critical Examination of the Events in Ferguson.”  

The writing competition features a $700 prize for the competition winner, a $100 prize for the second place winner and an honorable mention for the third place winner.  Prizes are sponsored by the University of Missouri Chancellor’s Diversity Initiative and private funding through the Missouri Law Foundation.


Submissions must bear some relationship to the upcoming Missouri Law School symposium entitled“Policing, Protesting, and Perceptions: A Critical Examination of the Events in Ferguson.”  Papers can consider the events in Ferguson and elsewhere in the nation from the perspective of civil rights, police-community relationships, police perceptions of individuals, protests and/or civil disobedience. Essays can be historical.

All submissions must incorporate either a conflict resolution or dispute resolution perspective so as to provide some guidance on how to address the outstanding problems and tensions in a useful manner. 

DEADLINE: Papers must be received no later than 11:59 p.m., Central time, on February 13, 2015.


1 comment:

John Steve said...

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