Notre Dame Law School sponsors an annual writing competition on the topic of legal ethics.
All students with an interest in legal ethics are invited and encouraged to participate.
The competition is open to all law students at U.S.and Canadian law schools. Entries should concern any issue within the general category of legal ethics. Entries must be original.unpublished work.
Entries must not exceed 50 pages,including notes.on 8.5 x 11 paper,double space, and standard font
Coauthored essays may be submitted.
Submissions will be judged by a panel of faculty of the Notre Dame Law School. A prize of $2,500 will be awarded for one winning entry.
All entries must be received before 5 p.m., Friday, April 24, 2015.
Please include cover letter with contact information and name of current law school.
All entries should be submitted to:
SmithDoheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition Notre Dame Law School
P.O. Box 780
Notre Dame, Indiana 46556 (574) 6316749
Fax: (574) 6318612
Friday, January 16, 2015
Ed Mendrzycki Essay Contest
For Law Students and Young Lawyers
For Law Students and Young Lawyers
For Innovative Research and Writing on Lawyers' Professional Liability
An Annual Competition
Concluding every April
$5,000 Prize & a free trip to the LPL National Legal Malpractice Conference!
Contest Deadline & Information
Deadline for Submission
ONLINE entries MUST be submitted by 11:59 PM CST on February 20, 2015.
MAILED entries MUST be postmarked by February 20, 2015.
The contest encourages original and innovative research and writing in the area of legal malpractice law, professional liability insurance and loss prevention.
* Cash award of $5,000.
* All expense paid trip to the Spring 2015 National Legal Malpractice Conference in Washington, DC, April 8-10, 2015.
The Ed Mendrzycki Essay Contest is conducted by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability and the San Francisco law firm of Long & Levit LLP. The 2015 contest is administered and judged by a subcommittee designated by the ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability.
The 2015 Contest Essay Hypothetical involves liability issues arising from the breach of a law firm’s computer network and the subsequent leaking of a client’s confidential information.
Friday, January 9, 2015
The Florida Bar Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section Presents:
The 2014-2015 LOUIS TERTOCHA FASHION LAW WRITING COMPETITION
Competition rules. Contest opens September 15, 2014. The Fashion Law
Writing Competition is open to students in good standing in an ABA-approved
law school during the Fall 2014 through Spring 2015 terms. Essays must discuss
a legal issue in the Fashion Industry. For example, without limitation, intellectual
property, technology, communication, contracts, employment law and
international trade issues are included in this description, provided such legal
issues relate to or affect the fashion industry. The essay must be the unique
creation of the student and may not contain the work of classmates or editors.
Students may submit papers previously created for law school academic credit,
journals, or other publications. EASL reserves the non-exclusive right to publish
the best essay(s) on the EASL website, in its newsletter and/or any other related
publications. Essays must be no less than 15 pages and no more than 30 pages,
including citations and standard law school submission fonts and font sizes.
Submissions must be in PDF format, and include proper citation in accordance
with the Harvard Bluebook.
Submission Guidelines. Entries must be received no later than March 23, 2015.
Students shall submit all entries via e-mail to Brittany Rawlings, Esq. The PDF
must not have the student’s name or any identifying information included within it.
Students must pick a four digit number as their identifier and place it in the top
left corner of the header so that its visible on all pages of the submission. Under
their four-digit identifier, student must also identify the name of their law school.
The PDF should be named with the title of the article and include the four digit
identifier. The body of the e-mail must include the student’s name, student’s selfchosen
four-digit identifier, graduation year and school.
Judging. Entries will be blind judged by a judging panel of Florida law professors
and fashion attorneys. Selection of a winner will be based upon the originality of
the piece, the clarity of writing, strength of arguments, quality of research, and
compliance with Harvard Bluebook citations.
Prize. There will be at most one grand prize winning essay. The author of the
grand prize winning entry will be recognized by EASL and have its work
published on the EASL website and/or in newsletters, and may receive other
For questions, please call: Brittany Rawlings, Esq. at 239-293-4391
For writing submissions only: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, December 19, 2014
The 2015 Tannenwald Writing Competition
Sponsored by the Theodore Tannenwald, Jr. Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship and The American College of Tax Counsel.
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 http://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. EDT, July 1, 2015.
Mail papers to: Tannenwald Foundation, 700 Sixth Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001-3980, Attn: Sandie Kiedrowski.
For more information contact: Nancy Abramowitz at 202.274.4164 (email@example.com).
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Ohio Food, Agriculture & Environmental Law Webinar Series
Hosted by Ohio State University Extension’s Agricultural & Resource Law Program
Join us for informative discussions featuring national and state legal experts addressing important legal issues for Ohio’s agricultural community.
Friday, December 12, 1—2 pm EST
Big Data, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Agriculture: Legal Issues
John Dillard, Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Matz PC, Washington, DC
Friday, January 9, 1—2 pm EST
The 2014 Farm Bill: Guiding a Client through the New Law
Bill Bridgforth, Ramsay, Bridgforth, Robinson & Raley LLP, Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Thursday, February 12, 1—2 pm EST
Managing Pollutant Discharge Risk on Farms
Chris Walker and Jack Van Kley, Van Kley & Walker LLP, Dayton/Columbus, Ohio Tom Menke, Menke Consulting LLC, Greenville, Ohio
Thursday, March 12, 1—2 p.m. EST
Introduction to Food Law: What You Need to Know to Build a Food Law Practice
Jason Foscolo, Foscolo & Handel PLLC, Sag Harbor, New York
Friday, April 10, 1—2 p.m. EST
Nursing Home Costs & Medicaid: The One- Two Punch to the Family Farm
Craig Vandervoort, Sitterly & Vandervoort Ltd, Lancaster, Ohio
Thursday, May 14, 1—2 p.m. EST
Rights and Remedies for Protecting Your Water Supply in Ohio
Joe Reidy, Frost Brown Todd LLC, Columbus, Ohio Peggy Kirk Hall, The Ohio State University