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.


Fifth Annual International Humanitarian Law Student Writing Competition
Deadline: Wednesday, 10/7/2015
Award: $500 Winner
Website: www.WCLCenterforHR.org
TOPIC: The Intersection of International Humanitarian Law and Gender. Papers should focus on the ways in which IHL intersects with gender issues, such as the role of women as combatants, the gendered use of sexual violence during times of armed conflict, the impact of gender stereotyping on international humanitarian law, etc. Papers without a direct focus on this theme will not be reviewed.

Questions to: : TeachingIHL@wcl.american.edu or call (202) 274.4180
Competition #22 (Added/Updated: Friday, 3/27/2015)


Dr. Emanuel Stein and Kenneth Stein Memorial Writing Competition
Deadline: Friday, 12/4/2015
Award: 1st place: $3,000/publication; 2nd place: $2,000; 3rd place: $1,000
Website: https://www.nysba.org/SteinAward/
SPONSOR: New York State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section.

TOPIC: Any current issue involving labor or employment law. The scope of permissible topics for the article is broad, i.e., any aspect of public or private labor or employment law. Articles must be original from the applicant.

FORMAT: a) typewritten - with computer disk attached or submitted by email to bgould@nysba.org; b) double spaced; c) on 8-1/2 inch by 11 inch paper, 1 inch margins; d) no longer than 20 pages (exclusive of endnotes); e) citations are to conform to A Uniform System of Citation (The Bluebook).

SUBMISSION: Students should include a cover letter with the entry stating your name, mailing address and phone number (both school and permanent), social security number, name of your school and year of graduation. Do not include your name or personal information on your paper.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Beth Gould at: bgould@nysba.org

Competition Brochure: https://www.nysba.org/Sections/Labor_and_Employment/Awards/Stein_Award.html
Competition #23 (Added/Updated: Thursday, 7/16/2015)


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