The American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize is a writing competition designed to promote scholarship in the areas of professionalism, ethics, civility, and excellence.
Interested authors are asked to submit an original, unpublished essay of 10,000 to 20,000 words on a topic that addresses issues of legal excellence, civility, ethics, and professionalism.
The author of the winning essay will receive a cash prize of $5,000 and the essay will be published in the South Carolina Law Review. The Prize will be presented during the annual American Inns of Court Celebration of Excellence at the Supreme Court of the Unites States in Washington, DC on November 5, 2016.
The submission deadline is July 1, 2016.
Rules for the Warren E. Burger Prize writing competition are available on the American Inns of Court website at www.innsofcourt.org/burgerprize.