Writing Competitions

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PLEASE NOTE: The competitions on this page are not administered by Washburn University or its School of Law. The organizations offering these awards are outside entities that privately support the competitions with their own funding. Applicants apply directly to the sponsoring organization, not Washburn University or its School of Law.

ASECA Securities Law Writing Competition
Deadline: Friday, 11/14/2014
Award: 1st Place - $5,000; 2nd Place - $3,000; 3rd Place - $2,000
Website: www.secalumni.org
SPONSOR: Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni, Inc. (ASECA).

TOPIC: Any subject in the field of securities Law.

FORMAT & REQUIREMENTS: (1) All submissions must include author's name and contact information, including e-mail, postal address, telephone number, law school, and year of anticipated graduation; (2) Co-authored papers are not eligible.

Mitzi Moore
ASECA Executive Director
Phone: (202) 462-1211
E-mail: info@secalumni.org

P.O. Box 5767
Washington, DC 20016

E-mail submissions will not be accepted
Competition #4 (Added/Updated: Friday, 9/19/2014)

Center for Alcohol Policy National Essay Contest
Deadline: Monday, 11/17/2014
Award: 1st Place: $5,000; 2nd Place: $2,500; 3rd Place: $1,000
SPONSORS: Center for Alcohol Policy.

TOPIC: As states contemplate the legalization of prohibited products, like marijuana, what are some lessons policymakers and regulators can learn from the movement to end alcohol Prohibition in the 1930s?

FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.CenterforalcoholPolicy.org
Competition #2 (Added/Updated: Wednesday, 9/3/2014)

International Writing Competition
Deadline: Friday, 11/21/2014
Award: 1st Place: $2,000
SPONSORS: The International Section of the New York State Bar Association with the support of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, LLP.

TOPIC: Entries will address a topic on any area of public or private international law or practice.

FORMAT: Entries must be (1) double-spaced in MS Word; (2) page limit is thirty-five pages including end notes; (3) citations are to conform to A Uniform System of Citation (Bluebook).


Tiffany Bardwell
International Section
New York State Bar Association
One Elk Street
Albany, New York 12207


EMAIL SUBMISSION TO: tbardwell@nysba.org
Competition #5 (Added/Updated: Friday, 9/19/2014)

American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers
Deadline: Monday, 12/1/2014
Award: 1st Place: $2,500; 2nd Place: $2,000; 3rd Place $1,000
Website: www.accfsl.org
SPONSOR: The American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers (ACCFSL) is a nonprofit association of attorneys who have made significant contributions to consumer financial services law over an extended period of time.

TOPIC: Entries will address a topic on consumer financial services, but not securities regulation, insurance, or the safety-and-soundness aspects of banking regulations.

FORMAT: Entries must be typewritten, double-spaced, and in law review format.

ENTRIES must be submitted in electronic format and should also be sent to:

L. Jean Noonan, Esq.
ACCFSL Writing Competition Chair
Hudson Cook, LLP
1020 19th St., NW, 7th Floor
Washington, DC 20036

ELECTRONIC COPY: E-mail submission to: jnoonan@hudco.com

E-mail questions to jnoonan@hudco.com
Competition #3 (Added/Updated: Friday, 9/19/2014)

Student Law & Technology Writing Competition
Deadline: Sunday, 1/11/2015
Award: 1st Place - $1,500 and 2nd Place - $700
Website: law.richmond.edu/jolt
Topic: Must deal with a topic at the intersection of both law and technology.

Go to the website above for an entry form.
Competition #1 (Added/Updated: Thursday, 9/25/2014)

Jameson Crane III Disability and the Law Writing Competition
Deadline: Thursday, 1/15/2015
Award: 1st Place: $1,500; 2nd Place: $1,000 (two awarded)
Website: www.tjsl.edu/cranewritingcompetition
SPONSOR: Thomas Jefferson School of Law alumnus, Jameson Crane III.

TOPIC: Submitted papers may be on any topic relating to disability law, including legal issues arising with respect to employment, government services and programs, public accommodations, education, higher education, housing, and health care.

FORMAT: Entries must be typewritten in Microsoft Word, double-spaced, and not exceed 35 pages in length, including citations. See website for further instructions.

ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS ONLY: E-mail submission to: jcranewritingcompetition@tjsl.edu

QUESTIONS: E-mail questions to Professor Susan Bisom-Rapp: susanb@tjsl.edu.
Competition #6 (Added/Updated: Thursday, 9/25/2014)

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