The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Annual Law Student Writing CompetitionRead Now
The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law are pleased to announce their 2012-2013 writing competition. This competition is open to articles written while the author is a student at an accredited law school in the United States. Authors may not have graduated from law school prior to December 1, 2012. Graduate students in law school (LLM candidates) are not eligible. Entries may address any aspect of public or private sector labor and/or employment law relevant to the American labor and employment bar. Articles may address U.S. law, international law of relevance to U.S. labor and employment attorneys, or how a legal topic is treated in states across the country, but papers limited to the law of a single state will not be considered. Students are encouraged to discuss a public policy issue, practical implications of a leading case or doctrine, a statute or the need for statutory modification, or a common law doctrine. Entries will be evaluated on topic selection, analysis, quality of research, grammar, spelling, usage and syntax, clarity, structure, overall appearance, and relevance to the practicing labor and employment law bar.
The following prizes may be awarded by the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers: First Place: $1500, Second Place: $1000, Third Place: $500. The first-place winning article will be published in the ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law, and its author will be a guest at the annual CLE program of the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law and honored at the Annual Induction Dinner of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. The College and the Section reserve the right not to select any article for publication or award any prizes if, in their judgment, the submissions do not meet their standards for publication.
To be considered, articles must be submitted by 6 p.m. EDST on May 15, 2013, to firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line “Writing Competition.” The manuscript should be submitted as two attachments in both Microsoft Word and PDF documents. The text should be Times New Roman font, 12 point pitch, double-spaced and the footnotes single-spaced with double-spacing between footnotes on 8 ½ x 11 inch paper with one-inch margins on all sides. The manuscript, exclusive of the cover page, may not exceed twenty pages. All citations should conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th Edition). Do not submit endnotes, a table of contents or table of cases. A separate cover page must also be submitted which includes the paper's title, author's name, law school, graduation date, e-mail, street address and phone number. Personal information should not appear on the manuscript itself. Manuscripts must be the original work of a single author, may not have been written for paid employment, and may not have been submitted for publication elsewhere.
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The Public Justice Foundation is holding its annual Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice contest. This year’s topic is:
“Is Democracy for Sale? Have Citizens United’s holdings run amok? Legal challenges left to Super Pacs? Can funding disclosure be required?”
The winner of the essay contest will receive $5,000, a free 2013 Public Justice Foundation Student Membership, and their essay will be featured on the Public Justice website and in the nationally disseminated Public Justice newsletter. The contest is open to all law students that are currently enrolled in a U.S. accredited law school. The intent to enter deadline is January 31, 2013, and the essay submission deadline is March 31, 2013. Attached in this email are the Intent-to-Enter form, the Contest Rules and Criteria as well as the essay poster. Please send this information out to any law students you know who may be interested.
If you have any questions about the essay contest, please feel free to contact Outreach Coordinator, Cassandra Goings, at email@example.com or at (202) 797-8600.
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The writing competition awards program is held in the fall of each year and is available to students currently enrolled at an accredited degree-granting law school in the United States. Both undergraduate and graduate law students are eligible. The topic may be any subject in the field of securities law.
Three cash prizes are awarded each year at the ASECA annual dinner. First place is $5,000; second place is $3,000; and third place is $2,000.
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Students submitting papers should be enrolled in law school for the fall semester of 2012. Two copies of all submissions should be sent to the address below and must be received no later than November 16, 2012. Unpublished papers, papers published in any law journal or other publication during calendar year 2012, and papers scheduled for publication in 2012 or 2013 are eligible for submission. Co-authored papers are not eligible.
Papers will be screened by a panel of judges consisting of securities practitioners and law professors. The best papers will be submitted to the Board of Directors of ASECA, who will choose the award winners.
Award winners will be invited to attend the ASECA annual dinner, which will be held in Washington, D.C. on Friday, February 22, 2013. Travel and lodging for the first place winner will be reimbursed by ASECA up to $1,000 in actual expenses.
Submissions for the writing competition should be sent to:
P. O. Box 5767
Washington, DC 20016
Submissions in hard copy must be received by November 16, 2012. E-mail submissions will not be accepted. All submissions must include the author's name and contact information, including e-mail, postal address, telephone number, law school, and year of anticipated graduation. For submissions which have been published or are scheduled to be published, the name and date of publication should be included. Receipt of submissions will be acknowledged by e-mail.
For information or questions, contact:
ASECA Executive Director
Submission Deadline: January 3, 2013 (11 am PST)
First Place: $5,000
Four Second Place Winners: $1,500
All winners receive:
One Grammy Award Show Ticket
Round-Trip Airfare to the Grammy Awards
One MusciCares Person of the Year Ticket
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