Writing Competitions, Awards, Grants and Scholarships
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Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project (Summer 2014) Deadline: 12/13/2013
Students must complete an online application survery available at http://AmBar.org/Steiger. At the completion of the application survey students must also submit, via email, required materials to ABASteigerFellowship@americanbar.org.
The Future of Public Health Law Education: Faculty Fellowship Program - Call for Applications Deadline: 12/13/2013
This fellowship is designed for faculty who are passionate about teaching and have the support of their home institution for creating new courses, externships, clinics, or other curricular offerings or educational programs in the field of public health law. You must register at http://my.rwjf before you begin the application process.
For eligibility criteria, application process and program description visit, www.gsu.edu/PHLFellowship.
The New York Bar Foundation 2014 Antitrust Section Law Student Fellowship Deadline: 12/15/2013
The New York Bar Foundation is pleased to announce the 2014 Antitrust Section Law Student Fellowship, which has been established by the Foundation through gifts from the Antitrust Section of the New York State Bar Association. The Fellowship will be awarded to one or two current first or second year law students to work on antitrust and related matters in the public sector in the State of New York during the Summer of 2014.
The Fellowship will take place during the summer of 2014 for a period of 10 weeks, approximately from June 2 to August 8, 2014. The expected work requirement per week generally will be 35 to 40 hours.
Mail to: The New York Bar Foundation Attn: Antitrust Fellowship, One Elk Street, Albany, NY 12207
Student Writing Competition Sponsored by the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry Deadline: 12/31/2013
Papers should address a topical issue of interest to the construction industry.Papers prepared for law school credit are eligible for entry in the competition. Articles prepared for law review, or publication elsewhere, are eligible for the competition. Joint papers are not acceptable. All submissions must be submitted to the Forum by the author.work submitted is the author's work product without substantial editing by others.
Articles must be submitted by e-mail to the following: Bridget Miller, American Bar Association (Bridget.Miller@americanbar.org), and Marilyn Klinger, Sedgwick LLP (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Amercian College of Legal Medicine Deadline: 1/6/2014
All authors must have previously achieved a baccalaureate degree or equivalent from an accredited institution and must be currently enrolled in an accredited Law, Medical, Podiatric, Nursing, Dental, Health Science or Healthcare Administration program in the US or Canada. Papers written for scholarly classes will be allowed as long as they have not been published. All papers submitted will receive consideration for publication in the Journal of Legal Medicine or other medical legal publications.
Papers must be submitted only via email to email@example.com.
Hirsh Award Winner - $1,000; 2nd prize $500; 3rd prize $250
2014 Donald C. Alexander Tax Law Writing Competition Deadline: 1/6/2014
The Federal Bar Association Section on Taxation is sponsoring an annual writing competition and invites law students to participate. Students are allowed to submit any original paper conerning federal taxation, so long as it is not written as part of paid employment, concerning federal taxation. Papers should be between 20-50 pages, doubled spaced. Seminar papers and articles submitted (but not yet selected for publication) to law reviews, journals, or other competitions are eligible.
Entries must be submitted by email to Sherwin Valerio by mail to Federal Bar Association Section on Taxation, Attn: Donald C. Alexander Tax Law Writing Competition, 1220 N. Fillmore St. Suite 444, Arlington, VA 22201
First place: $2,000 Second Place: $1,000
2014 McAndrews Diversity in Law Patent Law Fellowship Deadline: 1/15/2014
Candidate must (a) be a first-year law student at an ABA-accredited law school with a diverse background that, in the firm's view, would help to improve diversity in the field of intellectual property law; (b) have a degree in science or engineering; and (c) intend to practice patent law in Chicago, Illinois.
$5,000 at the completion of the clerkship
16th Annual Health Law Writing Competition Deadline: 1/24/2014
The competition is designed to encourage the preparation of scholarly papers on current topics of interest relating to health law. Papers may address any traditional area of the law as applied to health care (e.g., antitrust, tax, corporate) or areas of law unique to health care (e.g., fraud and abuse, managed care, Medicare/Medicaid, clinical trials).
For additional information and an official entry form, visit www.ebglaw.com/healthlawwriting. Questions? Please contact Serra J. Schlanger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
First place: $4,000 Second Place: $2,000 Third Place: $500
The University of Oklahoma American Indian Law Review Deadline: 1/31/2014
Papers will be accepted on any issue concerning American Indian law or indigenous peoples. However, topics recently published in the American Indian Law Review will no be favored. Three winning authors will be recognized on the masthead of the American Indian Law Review, and will receive copies of Felix S. Cohen's Handbook of Federal Indian Law, provided by LEXIS. Submissions may be emailed to email@example.com or mailed to AILR Writing Competition, American Indian Law Review, 300 Timberdel Road, Norman, OK 73019 by the deadline.
2014 Commercial and Federal Litigation Section Minority Fellowship Deadline: 1/31/2014
The Fellowship will take place during the summer of 2014 for a period of ten weeks from June 9, 2014 to August 15, 2014. The work requirement per week is 35 hours at the minimum but should not exceed 40 hours. The Fellowship is open to all first-year (1L) minority students as of Fall 2013 semester that are enrolled in a law school in the State of New York and who are capable of fulfilling the requested work hours and responsibilities. The student must be a member of one of the following racial/ethnic groups: Black/African American; Latino/a; Native American or Alaskan Native; Asian or Pacific Islander.
The Fellowship, valued at $6,000, will be awarded to one (1) student to spend the summer of 2014 (10 weeks) working on Commercial Division matters in the Chambers of an annually selected Justice of the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court of New York, New York County, 60 Centre Street, New York, NY. All hard copy material submissions must be postmarked on or before Friday, January 31, 2013 or you may e-mail the materials to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 31, 2013.
The University of Oklahoma American Indian Law Review Deadline: 1/31/2014
Papers will be accepted on any issue concerning American Indian law or indigenous peoples. However, topics recently published in the American Indian Law Review will no be favored.
Three winning authors will be recognized on the masthead of the American Indian Law Review, and will receive copies of Felix S. Cohen's Handbook of Federal Indian Law, provided by LEXIS.
Submissions may be emailed to email@example.com or mailed to AILR Writing Competition, American Indian Law Review, 300 Timberdel Road, Norman, OK 73019 by the deadline.
The 2014 Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition On Regulatory and Administrative Law Deadline: 2/7/2014
Practicing lawyers, policymakers, academics, and law students all are encouraged to take part. The judging committee will include federal judges and leading academics. A winner will be selected in both the lawyer and student categories.
Submissions should be related to American regulatory or administrative law, broadly construed. Appropriate subjects include empirical or comparative analyses of the effectiveness of specific regulatory regimes or of deregulation, doctrinal investigations of the development of administrative law rules or principles by courts and administrative agencies and the effects of that development, and normative analyses of how particular regulatory or administrative regimes or deregulation advance or fail to advance values of fairness, participation, and transparency. The author of the winning paper in each category will receive a cash prize of $1,500.
2014 Global Markets Law Journal Writing Competition Deadline: 2/15/2014
The Center for International Law at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago sponsors the Global Markets Law Journal Writing Competition to encourage outstanding student scholarship that promotes greater interest in, and understanding of, the law of capital markets. Please submit an original essay on a topic of your choice that addresses some aspect of the law of capital markets, including securites, commodities, futures, options, derivatives, and related issues.
Cash Prize: $3,000 winning essay; $1,500 first runner-up; $500 second runner-up
International Humanitarian Law Student Writing Competition Deadline: 2/16/2014
The theme of the 2014 Competition is "International Humanitarian Law and Emerging Technologies". Papers should focus on the ways in which IHL intersects with emerging technologies such as nanotechnologies, drones, autonomous systems, cyber warfare technologies, etc. Papers without a direct focus on this theme will not be reviewed.
Award: The two winning authors will receie a one-year ASIL student membership and will have the opportunity to present their papers in discussion with a panel of expert professors and practitioners through an online virtual conference that will be broadcast through the Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law's webpage. For detailed rules, please visit www.wclcenterforhr.org
2013 Competition for Student Papers in Criminal Law and/or Criminal Proceedure Deadline: 2/28/2013
Must be enrolled in law school at the time the author submits the paper. The paper must pertain to criminal law and/or to criminal procedure, with a particular focus on contemporary issues of concern in the State of California. The paper should be orginal and scholarly. It should be appropriately and carefully annotated to reflect the authorities that support the author's opinions and findings, and upon which the author otherwise relies.
Papers must be in Word format and sent by e-mail attachment to each of the Criminal Law Journal co-editors:
Anne Perry (firstname.lastname@example.org) Decio Rangel, Jr. (deciorangellaw.com), and Lani Biafore (email@example.com).
Grand prize $1,000, Three cash prizes of $300
22nd Annual Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition Deadline: 3/1-4/2014
The competition promotes and recognizes the finest oral and written advocacy on significant issues in bankruptcy practice. To be part of this prestigious competition, complete and return the attached application. For additional information, visit www.stjohns.edu/law/bankruptcy.
The Sovereignty Symposium XXVII 5/31/2014
The Sovereignty Symposium is the foremost legal gathering on Native American law in the world. It was established to provide a forum in which ideas concerning common legal issues regarding Indian law can be exchanged in a scholary, non-adversarial environment. We invite papers on any issue concerning Native Amercian law. Submit papers no later than May 1, 2014 by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions will only be accepted in Word or Word Perfect by email. Questions? Call 405-556-9371. Applicants should demonstrate an interest in and dedication to Native American law issues and the need for a scholarship in a simple letter of application.
The scholarships are a joint effort of the GRAMMY Foundation and the ABA Forum on Entertainment and Sports Industries intended to provide law students with opportunities in the field of entertainment law. Questions? Email email@example.com. Grand prize winner receives $5,000 scholarship and four $1,5000 scholarships.