The Foundation for Continuing Justice and the Law Firm of Higbee & Associates are pleased to announce the first Annual Criminal Record Policy Essay Competition and Scholarship for law students. The competition is intended to expand the awareness of the consequences of criminal records and the laws that govern their retention, dissemination, and expungement, as well as to encourage research into the ways to improve related laws. Full information available at:
TOPIC: Choose one: 1) How to improve expungement related laws in state of your choice, 2) When, if ever, should government stop reporting criminal records to the public? 3) Can criminal record expungement break cycles of recidivism?
AWARD: 1st place: $2000; 2nd place: $1000; 3rd place: $300; Honorable Mention (2): $200; Best Policy Recommendation: $250; Best Research: $250.
ELIGIBILITY: Entrants must be 18 years of age or older and enrolled in a J.D. program in the United States during the 2015 or 2016 school year.
Only one essay submission per student.
Awarded funds are to be used to pay for law school-related expenses including past law school debts.
• Essay should be between 2,000-5,000 words.
• The essay must be original, unpublished work.
• The essay must be submitted in compliance with the terms set forth on the website.
DEADLINE: June 30, 2016.
Winners will be announced on or before July 31, 2016.
The Theodore Tannenwald Jr. Foundation for
Excellence in Tax Scholarship
Sponsored by the Theodore Tannenwald, Jr. Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship and The American College of Tax Counsel
Papers on any federal or state tax-related topic may be submitted in accordance with the Competition Rules (viewable at http://www.tannenwald.org).
First place: $5000; Second place: $2500; Third place: $1500
DEADLINE: July 1, 2016, 9:00 p.m. EDT.
2016 American Inns of court warren e. burger prize
The American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize is a writing competition designed to promote scholarship in the areas of professionalism, ethics, civility, and excellence. Information available at: www.innsofcourt.org/burgerprize.
TOPIC: A topic which addresses issues of legal excellence, civility, ethics, and professionalism.
AWARDS: $5,000, publication in the South Carolina Law Review.
Prize will be presented during the annual American Inns of Court Celebration of Excellence at the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C.
Submission Guidelines: An original, unpublished essay of 10,000-20,000 words.
DEADLINES: July 1, 2016
2016 New York State Bar Association committee on animals and the law
The Committee on Animals and the Law was established to provide information resources for the New York State Bar Association's members and the public about non-human, animal-related humane issues, which arise from and have an effect upon our legal
system. This competition seeks to foster legal scholarship among law students in the area of animals and the law. This competition provides law students with an incentive and
opportunity to learn more about this area of law.
TOPIC: Any topic on Animal Law.
AWARDS: First place: $1,000 and a certificate of achievement; Second place: $500 and a certificate of achievement. The Committee also reserves the right to offer the winners (and other entrants), in the Committee's discretion, the opportunity to publish his/her paper in the Committee's Laws & Paws publication. Offers to publish are purely within the discretion of the Committee and the Committee in no way guarantees entrant's the opportunity for publication.
ELIGIBILITY: Submission must be written by a student currently enrolled (full time or part time) in an ABA-accredited law school. Students expecting to receive their degree in 2016 are eligible for consideration. The submission must be written by one and only one student. i.e., papers jointly written by more than one stduetn or that have been subjected to line editing by professors or advosors shall not be considered. No paper that has been previously published in any form shall be considered. Only one submission per entrant.
Submission Guidelines: Written submissions will be judges based on quality, clarity, originality, and organization. All papers will be type written, double spaced, no lexx than 12 point Times New Roman font, on 8-1/2 inch by 11 inch paper, with 1 inch margins, and no more than 25 pages, including footnotes. Footnotes should be single spaced, and no less than 10 point font. Each submission must have a cover page indicating the entrant's name, law school, expected year of graduation, mailing address, email address, and telephone number. All other references to identifying information, such as name, law school, and contact information should be deleted or redacted from the body of the submission. One hard copy of the written submission and one electronic copy in Microsoft Word format on a disk or CD must be submitted by mail, postmarked no later than July 1, 2016, and addressed to:
Linda McMahon, NYSBA Staff Liaison
Committee on Animals and the Law
New York State Bar Association
One Elk Street
Albany, NY 12207
DEADLINE: July 1, 2016