Award Criteria: Contest is open to all students enrolled in a New York State law school. Essays may have been submitted for course credit or for law reviews, but not as part of paid employment. Criteria for judging entries will be organization, practicality, originality, quality of research, clarity of style.
Length: Maximum length, 35 double-spaced pages (including footnotes, which may be single-spaced).
Format: Each entrant MUST submit a hard copy AND an electronic copy in either Microsoft Word or Wordperfect 5.0. Essays may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and sent to New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, New York 12207
Prize Awarded: First place: $1,000 and publication by the NYSBA.
Second and Third place: $500 and $250 respectively – consideration of publication by the NYSBA. Certificates.