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 email@example.com.
We request your help in notifying your legal ethics law students of the opportunity to participate in the 2013 Bert W. Levit Essay Contest, sponsored by the Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability ofthe American Bar Association. The LPL Committee sponsors the contest annually to generate interest and ideas among law students and young lawyers on the topics of interest in the area of lawyers’ professional liability.
The Winner ofthe Levit Essay Contest Will be awarded a cash prize of $5,000, as well as an all-expenses-paid trip to New Orleans, LA, in April 2013, which will include free admission to the Committee’s National Legal Malpractice Conference, attendance at the Committee dinner as our guest, and the prize presentation. The contest is supported by Long & Levit LLP.
This year’s contest hypothetical involves questions about a lavv firm’s potential malpractice exposure when it relied upon a thirdparty vendor to provide document review services for a client, Which ultimately resulted in the release of privileged documents.
The essay contest is accepting entries now. Entries must be received either electronically or postmarked by February 22, 2013. Contest rules and information, as Well as the contest hypothetical, are posted online at http://apps.americanbar.org/legalservices/lpl/levit/levit.html.
The contest is open to law students and young lawyers who will have enrolled as members ofthe
American Bar Association no later than February 22, 2013. Law students Wishing to enroll may
do so at the ABA website. or by calling 800-285-2221.
The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers invites law students from accredited law schools in the United States to submit essays for a chance to be published in The Championmagazine.
2012 Essay Topic
Recently, many states have amended their voting laws to implement registration regulations, identification requirements, and voter-roll purges. In the name of “electoral reform,” proponents of these measures argue that they are necessary to improve the “security” and “integrity” of elections, which, in their view, have been compromised. Opponents of these efforts assert that there is scant evidence of nationwide voter fraud, and in reality, these efforts are mere pretext to disenfranchise qualified citizens from exercising their fundamental right to vote. Do these laws promote secure and fair elections? If so, what are the specific problems they address and how do they address them? Are these laws just pretextual efforts to disenfranchise voters? If so, are there any legitimate ways to regulate elections and guard against fraud?
The contest is open to all students who are enrolled in the 2012-2013 academic year and in good academic standing at an accredited law school in the United States.
There will be one first prize winner, one second prize winner, and one honorable mention.
Entries must be received by 5 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on December 31, 2012. Entries must be submitted by email to Daniel Weir at firstname.lastname@example.org. All entries must be accompanied by the Essay Competition Entry Form. To confirm receipt of submission, contact Daniel Weir. Other questions? Contact Geneva Vanderhorst at email@example.com.
Winning entrants will be notified on February 1, 2013 and winners will be announced at www.nacdl.org/essaycompetition/.
STUDENTS: Please review the full contest rules below and make the entry form, also below, the first page of your submission.
Additional Terms and Conditions
Requirements are as follows:
• Full and part-time J.D. and LL.M. students are eligible.
• Any original paper concerning federal taxation between 20-50 double spaced pages is welcome.
• Seminar papers and articles submitted (but not yet selected for publication) to law reviews, journals, or other competitions are eligible.
Winning authors receive $2000 (first place) or $1000 (second place) and a trip to the FBA’s Annual Tax Law
Conference in Washington, D.C. The winning entries may be published in the Tax Section newsletter the Report or in The Federal Lawyer.
Deadline is January 7, 2013
Entries may be submitted by email to Sherwin Valerio at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to:
Federal Bar Association Section on Taxation
Attn: Donald C. Alexander Tax Law Writing Competition
1220 N. Fillmore Str. Suite 444
Arlington, VA 22201
IT-Lex, a new technology law educational and literary not-for-profit, is seeking submissions for its inaugural writing competition, which is currently underway! 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/.
Eligible students are invited to submit a business or securities law-related article in law review format to the Journal of Business & Securities Law at email@example.com by January 7th, 2013. The winner will receive a $500 prize and guaranteed publication in the Journal’s spring issue. Please see attachment for details. All inquiries and questions should be directed to: Zach Brown - firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ABA Business Law Section is sponsoring its 27th annual Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest to encourage and reward law student writings on a business law subject of general and current interest.
All winners will also be invited and subsidized to attend the Section Spring Meeting, April 4-6, 2013 in Washington, DC to receive their award at the Section Luncheon.
Papers will be judged on research and analysis, choice of topic, writing style, originality, and contribution to the current literature available on the topic. Papers submitted are normally 20-30 pages long, but should not exceed 100 pages of double-spaced typed text, including footnotes. Students need not be members of the Business Law Section to participate.
All entries must be submitted electronically on or before January 11, 2013. Click here to download a cover form to be included with your entry. For more information go to ambar.org/BLstudentwriting.
Call for Student Articles to Become an IEL Hartrick Scholar for 2013 the IEL Hartrick Scholar Writing Competition
The Institute for Energy Law of The Center for American and International Law announces its 2013 Hartrick Scholar writing competition. All eligible students are invited to participate.
Eligible Students and Topics: Students enrolled in law school as of December 2012, and seeking a juris doctor degree, are eligible to submit an article for consideration in the IEL Hartrick Scholar competition. The general subject for this year’s competition is any topic related to energy development. This includes, for example, topics concerning oil and gas law, alternative energy resources, energy regulation, and environmental regulation of the energy industries.
The article can be any work prepared by the student while enrolled in law school and can include prior works prepared for law journal or a law school course, so long as the submitted version complies with the submission guidelines. The Hartrick Scholar Judging Committee will select one or more outstanding submissions that they deem worthy of recognition.
Submission Guidelines: The article must be submitted to the Hartrick Scholar Judging Committee, at the address listed below, on or before January 15, 2013. The article should not exceed 8,000 words including footnotes (this approximates 40 double-spaced pages of text and footnotes or 25 printed pages). Footnotes should be in Blue Book format and placed at the bottom of the page where the footnoted text appears. The article should be submitted in pdf or hard copy accompanied by a cover email message or letter that contains the following information: (1) the title of your article; (2) the law school where you are currently enrolled; (3) your mailing address; (4) your telephone number; and (5) your email address. The article should not contain your name, law school, or any other identifying information.
Selection of the 2013 Hartrick Scholar(s): The Hartrick Scholar(s) selected by the Judging Committee will be notified on February 15, 2013. The Scholar(s) will receive a $2,500 cash award at the Institute for Energy Law’s 64th Annual Oil & Gas Law Conference to be held February 21-22, 2013, in Houston, Texas. The Hartrick Scholar(s) also will be recognized for their work at the Career Paths For Young Attorneys in the Energy Sector Symposium to be held on March 1-2, 2013 at The University of Tulsa College of Law. Selection as a Hartrick Scholar includes, in addition to the $2,500 cash award, the cost of travel to attend the Conference in Houston and the Symposium in Tulsa.
Submit articles and questions to:
Hartrick Scholar Judging Committee Lilly Hogarth, Project Manager
ATTN: David B. Winn, Director Institute for Energy Law
Institute for Energy Law +1 (972) 244-3424
The Center for American and International Law email@example.com
5201 Democracy Drive
Plano, Texas 75024-3561
For the 2013 contest, writers should address the question, "Is Democracy for Sale?"
Prize: $5000 and free 2013 Public Justice membership
Any student currently enrolled in an accredited American law school may enroll in the contest. Each entry must be submitted through a faculty advisor. All entrants must fill out and submit an intent-to-enter form by January 31, 2013 (see link at bottom of page) and mail, fax or e-mail it to: Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Contest, Public Justice Foundation, Attention: Cassandra Goings, 1825 K St. NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20006. Fax: 202-232-7203. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Essays must be received by March 31, 2013.
ELIGIBILITY OF ESSAY
If the essay is prepared for academic credit, it is eligible only if submitted for credit during the 2012-13 academic year. If the essay was neither prepared nor submitted for academic credit, it is eligible only if prepared for this contest during the 2012-13 academic year. If the essay was prepared as part of paid legal work outside of law school, it is not eligible for this contest.
Students must also submit an abstract (limited to 100 words) describing the paper. Please include name, address, law school and phone number on the abstract. The author's name and law school must NOT appear anywhere in the essay other than on the cover page and abstract.
Applicants must submit both hard copy and electronic copy of the essay and the abstract. A hard copy and a burned CD containing the essay and the abstract in Microsoft Word or WordPerfect format should be mailed to Public Justice at the aforementioned address. The pages of the hard copy must be firmly fastened together with a cover page containing the following information:
Essays must not exceed 50 pages of 8½ by 11-inch paper, double-spaced, excluding footnotes.
Essays must have only one author. Joint essays will not be accepted.
Essays will not be returned to the authors, and the judges' comments and evaluations will not be provided to the applicants. Public Justice reserves the non-exclusive right to publish in hard-copy all or part of the essay or abstract at its discretion.
COMMUNICATION BETWEEN PUBLIC JUSTICE AND THE APPLICANTS
Any questions, clarifications, or requests from the applicant should be communicated to Cassandra Goings at 202-797-8600 or email@example.com. Please indicate "Access to Justice Essay Contest" in the subject line of your e-mail.
And thank you!
REGISTER by NOVEMBER 16 FOR EARLYBIRD CONFERENCE RATE
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The ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security; the Center for National Security Law at the University of Virginia School of Law; the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security at Duke University School of Law; and the Center on National Security and the Law at Georgetown Law,proudly announce the “22nd Annual Review of the Field of National Security Law Conference” -- Thursday and Friday, November 29 and 30, 2012, in Salons I and II, Ballroom Level, of the Ritz Carlton Hotel, 1150 22nd Street, NW in Washington, DC.
In celebration of the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security’s 50th anniversary, this year’s conference will feature several panels focusing on a range of pertinent and timely national security law issues. Topics will include the Role of the Courts in National Security Law: Past, Present and Future; Intelligence Law Developments; Emerging Technologies; National Security and International Law; The Law of Armed Conflict; Human Rights and National Security Law Issues and Ethical Dilemmas Facing Lawyers Practicing National Security Law will round out theConference Program. Former Director of both the Central Intelligence Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Honorable William H. Webster, is confirmed to deliver the dinner keynote address on Thursday, November 29. Georgetown Professor of National Security Law and former Acting Solicitor General of the U.S., Neal Katyal, will deliver the Friday lunch keynote address.
Dinner, Thursday, November 29: The Honorable William H. Webster, Former Director, Central Intelligence Agency & FBI
Lunch, Thursday, November 29: The Honorable Susan E. Collins*, United States Senator
Lunch, Friday, November 30: Professor Neal K. Katyal, Paul and Patricia Saunders Professor of National Security Law, Georgetown Law
Join other conference registrants at the Opening Reception on Wednesday, November 28. We are pleased to again join with the Bar Association of the District of Columbia in organizing this complimentary welcoming reception and program entitled, “Practitioners’ Guide to National Security Media Leaks.” Please RSVP to the opening reception separately - firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLE Credit application has been made, including ethics credit.
Letter of Invitation
Opening Reception (Wednesday, November 28)