IT-Lex, a new technology law educational and literary not-for-profit, is seeking submissions for its inaugural writing competition, which opens today! Write about any issue within the areas of electronic discovery, privacy, social media, security, or wherever your technology interests lie. Your 10-15 journal page (approximately 5,000-7,500 word) papers will be read by a distinguished panel of articles editors, and the top three entries are guaranteed publication in the IT-Lex Journal, though other meritorious papers may also be published. Entries must be submitted online at our website (URL below) by February 1, 2013. Oh, and did we mention the cash prizes? First place will receive $5,000.00, second place $1,000.00 and third place $500.00. Plus, the winners will receive invitations to become Members of IT-Lex and to join the IT-Lex Law Review. Head over to http://www.it-lex.org, sign up to be our Friend - it's free - and check out the full rules and requirements at http://it-lex.org/writing-contest/. --- Additionally, if your law school has any faculty members who have an interest in technology law, kindly pass this email on to them, as we are looking for faculty advisors at each law school campus, to whom we can refer interested students to in order to discuss potential paper topics. We are also soliciting involvement from any faculty members that would like to be a part of our organization, and welcome any technology law scholars to contact us for more information about how to get involved. I will follow up with you within the next couple weeks to answer any questions, and also to discuss if you or your educational institution would like to be further involved with IT-Lex, perhaps through externships or the like for students interested in technology law. Please feel free to contact me as well with any questions, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sincerely, /s/ Samir Mathur
Managing Director and General Counsel IT-Lex Incorporated
The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) is pleased to announce its eighth annual Constitutional Environmental Law Student Writing Competition for 2012-13.
Co-sponsored by ELI, the Constitutional Law Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, and the National Association of Environmental Law Societies (NAELS), this annual competition invites law students from across the country to submit papers exploring current issues of constitutional environmental law. Our goal is to inform the ongoing debate about the constitutional legitimacy of environmental laws and to recognize students who have advanced the state of scholarship through original analysis of cutting-edge topics. The winner receives a $2000 cash prize, public recognition, an offer of publication in ELI’s flagship journal, the Environmental Law Reporter(ELR), and a one-year individual membership to ELI.
Last year’s competition produced winner Melissa Waver of Suffolk University Law School. Her article, “When the Standing Doctrine Closes a Door, May Intervention Open a Window? How Article III Standing and Rule 24(a) Intervention Could Shape Climate Change Solutions,” will appear in the October 2012 issue of ELR. ELR will also publish “Ag-Gag: The Unconstitutionality of Laws Restricting Undercover Investigations on Farms,” by competition finalist Lewis Bollard, a second-year student at Yale Law School.
A copy of the 2012-13 competition notice is attached. We would greatly appreciate your circulating it to appropriate law faculty and students. Submissions are due on April 12, 2013. For more about the competition and past winners, please visit our website:endangeredlaws.org/writingcomp.htm.
If you have any questions, please contact ELI Research Associate Judy Amsalem at email@example.com or (202) 939-3837. Thank you for your assistance, and we look forward to receiving submissions from your law school!
Jay E. Austin
Environmental Law Institute
Mentoring Institute is a program for one-on-one mentoring for first year doctoral, professional, and graduate students with faculty. The mentor will share their interest and knowledge about the U.Va. community, as well as spend time nurturing your career and personal development. Additionally, an advanced doctoral student will serve as a mentoring coach to assist in guiding your academic career at U.Va. If you're interested in joining please visit this website for additional information. To apply, you must submit an application, graduate admission statement of purpose/personal statement, and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org via email. The application is attached. If possible, please try to submit the materials electronically in one PDF file.
The American College of Legal Medicine is holding Student Writing Competition in Law, Medicine & Bioethics.
The first place paper for the Student Writing Competition will be named the Hirsh Award Winner.
The deadline for competition is January 4, 2013.
For more information on the Hirsh Award, click on the following link: http://www.aclm.org/resources/swc/pdfs/swc%202013.pdf.