Call for Submissions
The Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues is soliciting contributions for volume 37 to be published in early 2016.
The Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues is an entirely student-run and peer-reviewed interdisciplinary law journal. As a non-traditional law journal, our mandate is to promote an analytical, practical, and empirical approach to the study of law, which incorporates the perspectives of multiple disciplines, in order to utilize the study of law as a vehicle for social
justice. Our journal is a resource for lawyers, students, academics, professionals, adjudicators, and public policy makers. Copies of the journal can be found in libraries worldwide and through electronic databases such as Westlaw, HeinOnline, and Quicklaw/LexisNexis.
We invite you to submit original articles, book reviews, and comments on recent cases or
legislation. Submissions should conform to the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation (8th Edition). Please visit our webpage at http://www.uwindsor.ca/wrlsi/
for further submission guidelines.
How to Submit
Questions may be directed to that same address.
DEADLINE: September 30, 2015. Submissions received after the
deadline will continue to be reviewed by the Editorial Board on a rolling basis.
Michigan Education LawWriting Competition
TOPIC: Hypothetical: A parent openly carries a licensed gun to a high school band concert on school property. School officials ask him to store his gun in his car during the concert, but he refuses, so he is put into handcuffs and taken to the police station. What are the parent’s rights? Can the school district prohibit the parent from openly carrying this weapon?
Write a 1500-word client letter on the topic for a chance to win $500 cash or a $1,250 scholarship to a local or national education law conference
The competition is open to students at Michigan law schools who will be 2Ls or above at the time of submission. DEADLINE:
Monday, October 5 at noon.
For more information go to: http://law.msu.edu/edlaw.writingcomp/
Announcing the 2015 International Humanitarian Law (IHL)
Student Writing Competition
American University Washington College of Law Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law (Center), the American Society of International Law’s Lieber Society (ASIL), and the American Red Cross International Humanitarian Law team are pleased to announce the International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Student Writing Competition. The Competition seeks submissions of academic papers on the topic of international humanitarian law (IHL) from students currently enrolled in a law degree program in the United States or abroad. The purpose of the Competition is to enhance scholarship and deepen understanding among students in this important area of international law.
TOPIC: The theme of the 2015 Competition is “The Intersection of International Humanitarian Law and Gender.” Papers should focus on ways in which IHL intersects with gender issues, such as the role of women as combatants, the gendered use of sexual violence during times of armed conflict, the impact of gender stereotyping on international humanitarian law, etc.
AWARDS: AWARD: The winning author will receive a $500 cash prize and a one-year ASIL student membership. The winning author will also have the opportunity to present his or paper through a virtual conference with a panel of experts.
DEADLINE: Wednesday, October 7, 2015 by 12:00 PM (NOON) Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Legal Blog Post Writing Contest
Brought to you by The Expert Institute
You love the law, but your friends think it’s boring. Show them that legal topics can be interesting, and even entertaining, while still providing substantive legal insights by entering The Expert Institute’s Legal Blog Writing Contest. TOPIC:
Any topic in litigation involving expert witnessesAWARDS:
First place: $1000
Second place: Blog publication
Third place: Blog publicationDEADLINE:
December 31, 2015
For more information go to: http://www.theexpertinstitute.com/writing-contest
Academics Ladas Memorial Award
The Ladas Memorial Award was established in memory of Stephen P. Ladas, distinguished practitioner and author. Funded by Ladas & Parry LLP, this yearly award is presented in Student and Professional categories for a paper on trademark law or a matter that directly relates to or affects trademarks.
TOPICS: Trademark law or a matter that directly relates to or affects trademarks.
AWARDS: Cash award of U.S. $2,500.
Complimentary registration to the 2015 Annual Meeting.
DEADLINE: February 6, 2016
The law firm of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP is pleased to announce the establishment of the Honigman Securities Law Writing Competition
The purpose of the competition is to (1) create interest in business and securities laws among law students and (2) promote the knowledge and scholarship of federalCompetition Prize
TOPIC: The article may address any aspect of state or federal securities laws, securities practice, securities arbitration, or securities litigation that the contestant chooses. The article can be based in theory or practice.
There is no page limit for this Competition.
AWARD: The winner of the Honigman Securities Law Writing Competition will receive $1,500 and will be featured at the annual Midwest Securities Law Institute, which is traditionally held in October at the Michigan State University College of Law. and state securities laws to the local bench and bar.
The competition is open to all full- and part-time J.D. law students who are enrolled at one of the following law schools:
• Michigan State University College of Law
• University of Michigan Law School
• Wayne State University Law School
• University of Detroit Mercy
• Submissions may include articles prepared for class assignments, law journals, or other purposes, as well as those written specifically for this Competition.
• Articles that have been submitted to or published by a student publication within the last year are acceptable for submission to the contest. The submission entry form must indicate to which publication(s) the work has been submitted and whether it has been published.
• The text of the article must be double-spaced, with twelve-point font and one-inch margins.
• An official entry form (attached) must be completed and accompany the submitted entry. All fields in the entry must be completed.
• The entry should be submitted to Linda Heath (email@example.com) via email. The email should have the subject header, “Attn: Honigman Securities Law Writing Competition”.
• The contestant’s name and other identifying markings such as school name are not to be on any copy of the submitted entry.
• Neither the contestant’s identity nor her or his academic institution will be known to the Securities Law Writing Competition Committee doing the judging.
• Contestants will receive confirmation of the entry. The winner will be notified by electronic mail of his or her selection.
• Honigman is not responsible for any error, computer malfunction, or failed transmission.
Entries for the competition must be submitted by Friday, June 17, 2016.
Each entry shall be the original work. The ideas and work reflected by each entry must be the author’s or authors’ own. The author(s) must perform all of the key tasks of identifying the topic, researching it, analyzing it, formulating positions and arguments, and writing and revising the article.
Entries will be judged based on the following criteria: clarity of the theme or thesis presented, significance of the topic to the field of securities law, originality and creativity of topic treatment, quality of analysis, quality of research and authority provided, and technical quality of writing, including organization, grammar, syntax and form. The entries will be judged by Honigman’s Securities Law Writing Competition Committee, which is comprised of selected attorneys from the firm’s Corporate Department and Securities and Corporate Governance Litigation practices. The winning selection will be made by the Securities Law Writing Competition Committee and approved by the Committee Chair.
The Committee Chair will notify the winner of its selection by email no later than Friday, August 26, 2016. If the winner does not respond within 10 business days of notification, or notification is returned as undeliverable, the winner forfeits all rights to participate or receive the prize, and an alternate winner may be selected. Honigman reserves the right not to award any prize if it is determined that no entries are of sufficient quality to merit selection.
By entering the competition, participants agree that the decision of the judges is final.
For more information, please contact the following:
Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP
2290 First National Building
660 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226 U.S.A.
DETROIT • ANN ARBOR • BLOOMFIELD HILLS • CHICAGO • KALAMAZOO • LANSING
CONTACT: RAYMOND W. HENNEY • LEADER SECURITIES AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE LITIGATION BROKER-DEALERS AND INVESTMENT ADVISORS
“2016 B. Davis Scholarship”
The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a scholarship for 2016.
Our website was developed solely for the purpose of helping students locate and apply for scholarships. We are trying to improve the students’ chances for success. The site is free and we charge nothing for the information or the application.
DEADLINE: May 23, 2016