The goal of this competition is to promote interest in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and its distinctive role in American jurisprudence, and to encourage law student scholarship on current topics that lie within its jurisdiction.
Eligibility: Any law student in good standing currently enrolled at or graduated from an ABA
accredited law school during the 2014-2015 academic year may enter the competition. Students
are permitted to use as their entries (i) papers that they prepared specifically for the competition,
or (ii) papers that they prepared for law school courses and seminars during the 2014-2015
The cases before the Court are diverse. They include (but are not limited to) disputes concerning
tax refunds, contracts with the government, Fifth Amendment takings (which frequently raise
environmental and natural resource issues), federal civilian and military pay, intellectual
property (including use by the government or its contractors of technology protected by patents
or copyrights), Native American rights, federal procurement "bid protests," and the federal
Vaccine Injury Compensation program
ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 11:59PM EASTERN ON FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2015.
One cash prize of TWO Thousand Dollars ($2,000) will be awarded to the entry
deemed by the judges, in their discretion, to be the best. The winner will receive significant
favorable publicity to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the members of the Court of Federal
Claims Bar Association.
Submissions must be submitted via email to the CFCBA at firstname.lastname@example.org no later
than 11:59 p.m. Eastern, July, 17, 2015. Questions should be directed to the same