The Dalhousie Journal of Legal Studies (DJLS) is now accepting papers for its 22nd Volume (to be published in spring/summer 2013). Established in 1991, the DJLS operates out of the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. It is a non-profit, student-run academic journal that offers undergraduate and graduate law students, as well as recent law graduates (within one year), the opportunity to have their work published to a broad, international subscription base.
Attached to this message you will find our official Call for Submissions, which contains important information on the submissions process.The DJLS accepts essays, articles, case comments, and reviews concerning contemporary issues in Canadian or international law, not exceeding 15,000 words. Selected papers will be eligible for cash prizes (1st prize: C$1,000; 2nd prize: C$500; 3rd prize: C$250) and all authors will be able to receive feedback from our editorial team upon request. (Note: We will not be publishing articles that focus exclusively on American domestic law.)
The deadline for submissions for Volume 22 is Sunday, February 24, 2012. Submissions should be sent to email@example.com.
Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.djls.org should you have any additional questions.
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Named for the late Tax Court Judge Theodore Tannenwald, Jr., and designed to perpetuate his dedication to legal scholarship of the highest quality, the Tannenwald Writing Competition is open to all full- or part-time law school students, undergraduate or graduate. Papers on any federal or state tax-related topic may be submitted in accordance with the Competition Rules (viewable at www.tannenwald.org).
Cash prizes of $5,000, $2,500 and $1,500 for the top three papers.
Deadline for submitting papers: 9:00 p.m. EST, July 1, 2013.
For more information visit the competition website.
The Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA) has launched the 3rd Jacques Leroy International Prize - Business and Human Rights for law students under 30 with the theme ‘The Jurist and the Development of Human Rights in the Business World’.
Students who wish to compete for this prize must send a dissertation (plea, study, commentary of a practical case) to the UIA before June 30, 2012.
The winner will be rewarded with participation in the UIA annual congress that will take place in Dresden, Germany from October 31 to November 4, 2012, including travel costs, accommodation and a cash prize of € 1000, as well as free membership in the UIA for a year.
Download the flyer and the rules for more information.
Should US Courts Recognize Cause of Action for Violation of the Law of Nations Outside the US?
In Spring 2013, the US Supreme Court is likely to issue its decision on Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, 621 F. 3d 111 (2d Cir. 2010), cert. granted, 80 U.S.L.W. 3237 (U.S. Oct. 17, 2011) (No. 10-1491), involving a claim under Alien Tort Statute, which allows US courts to recognize cause of action for violation of the law of nations occurring within the territory of a sovereign nation other than the US. Here is your chance to weigh in as an amicus curiae on how the court should rule.
Associate Justice Antonin Scalia will present the winner(s) at a US Supreme Court evening reception on Friday, April 27, 2013 during the ABA International Section Spring 2013 Meeting.
See the Competition Guidelines
The National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) is a national voluntary legal
professional organization whose mission is the advancement of women in the legal profession and women's rights. Since 1899, NAWL has served as an educational forum and active voice for the concerns of women lawyers in this country and abroad. NAWL continues to support and advance the interests of women in and under the law, and in so doing, supports and advances the social, political, and professional empowerment of women. Through its programs and networks, NAWL provides the tools for women in the profession to advance, prosper and enrich the profession. NAWL has established the annual Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition to encourage and reward original law student writing on issues concerning women and the law. The rules for the competition are as follows:
Entrants should submit a paper on an issue concerning women's rights or the status of women in the law. The most recent winning paper was "All Things Being Equal, Women Lose. Investigating the Lack of Diversity Among the Recent Appointments to the Iowa Supreme Court" written by Abigail Rury, Michigan State University School of Law.
Essays will be accepted from students enrolled at any law school during the 2012-13 school year. The essays must be the law student author's own work and must not have been submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers written by students for coursework or independent study during the Summer, Fall or Spring semesters are eligible for submission. Notwithstanding the foregoing, students may incorporate professorial feedback as part of a course requirement or supervised writing project.
FORMAT: Essays must be double-spaced in 12-point font, Times New Roman font type. All margins must be at least one inch. Entries must not exceed fifteen (15) pages of text, excluding notes, with footnotes placed as endnotes. Citation style should conform to The Bluebook - A Uniform System of Citation. Essays longer than 15 pages of text, excluding notes, or which are not in the required format may not be read.
JUDGING: NAWL Women Lawyers Journal® designees will judge the competition. Essays will be judged based upon content, exhaustiveness of research, originality, writing style, and timeliness.
QUESTIONS: Questions regarding this competition should be addressed to the chair of the Writing Competition, Professor Jennifer Martin at email@example.com.
SUBMISSION AND DEADLINE: Entries must be received by May 1, 2013. Entries received
after the deadline will be considered only at the discretion of NAWL. Entries must provide a cover letter providing the title of your essay, school affiliation, email address, phone number and mailing address. Entries must be submitted in the following format: email an electronic version (in Microsoft Word or PDF format) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
AWARD: The author of the winning essay will receive a cash prize of $500. NAWL will also publish the winning essay in NAWL's Women Lawyers Journal in the summer of 2013.
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2013 COMPETITION FOR STUDENT PAPERS IN CRIMINAL LAW AND/OR CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
The Criminal Law Section of the State Bar of California is pleased to announce its Fifth Annual Competition for Student Papers in Criminal Law and/or Criminal Procedure
♦ $1000 cash prize
♦ The Grand Prize –winning paper will be published in the Criminal Law Journal, the official quarterly publication of the Criminal Law Section of the State Bar of California
♦ One-year student membership in the Criminal Law Section
THREE HONORABLE MENTION PRIZES
♦ $300 cash prize
♦ Each of the papers awarded Honorable Mention status will be published in the Criminal Law Journal, the official quarterly publication of the Criminal Law Section of the State Bar of California
♦ One-year student membership in the Criminal Law Section
To be eligible for consideration, the paper must be written solely by a student enrolled in law school at the time the author submits a paper to this Competition.
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 original 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 should be between 1,500 and 4,000 words in length, including any citations, and should follow the citation style of The Blue Book: A Uniform System of Citation. Papers that have previously been published in a book, journal, magazine, or newspaper are not eligible.
Papers submitted to the Competition must be in Word format and sent by e-mail attachment to each of the Criminal Law Journal co-editors:
Anne Perry (Anne.Perry2@usdoj.gov), Decio Rangel, Jr. (DecioRangelLaw.com), and Lani Biafore (email@example.com).
Papers submitted to the 2013 Criminal Law Section Student Paper Competition must be e-mailed no later than midnight, February 28, 2013. Submissions must be accompanied by an e-mail cover letter verifying the author’s current law school enrollment and authorizing the Criminal Law Section of the State Bar to publish the paper in the Criminal Law Journal.
The papers will be judged on their originality and informational value, as well as the quality of the author’s legal research, writing and analysis. The decision of the judges is final. Papers must be of publishable quality, and the Criminal Law Section reserves the right not to award one or more of the listed prizes, if, in the sole opinion of the judges, the papers submitted in the Competition do not meet its standards.
The Criminal Law Section reserves the right to edit the papers that are selected for publication.
For information about the Criminal Law Section see:
Critical Race Theory: From the Academy to the Community Conference
Yale Law School
127 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511
February 8-9, 2013
Regular registration ends at 11:55 p.m. EST on Monday, January 14, 2013!
Following the success of the last critical race theory conference held at Yale in 2009, Yale Law School is proud to host the Critical Race Theory: From the Academy to the Community conference on Friday, February 8, 2013 and Saturday, February 9, 2013. The conference is sponsored by the Zelia & Oscar Ruebhausen and Debevoise & Plimpton Student Fund at Yale Law School, the American Studies Department, the Public Humanities Initiative, and La Casa Cultural at Yale College.
The conference will convene scholars, legal practitioners, and community leaders to examine the ways in which critical race theory can be applied to scholarly work, legal practice, social justice advocacy and community-based movements. Confirmed speakers include Devon Carbado, Sumi Cho, Kimberlé Crenshaw, Lani Guinier, Cheryl Harris, Tanya Hernandez, Charles Lawrence, Gary Peller, and Gerald Torres.
In 2009, Yale Law School hosted a highly successful conference that explored the insights of critical race theory, as applied to immigration law. We look forward to continuing these conversations and exploring the role of CRT in other contexts at this February’s conference.
For more information about programming, travel, accommodations, and more, please visit our website at http://www.law.yale.edu/news/crt2013.htm. Any questions or comments may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.