Mail papers to: Tannenwald Foundation, 700 Sixth Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001-3980, Attn: Sandie Kiedrowski.
The Warren E. Burger Prize is a writing competition designed to encourage outstanding scholarship that "promotes the ideals of excellence, civility, ethics and professionalism within the legal profession," the core mission of the American Inns of Court.
TOPIC: The American Inns of Court invites judges, lawyers, professors, students, scholars, and other authors to participate in the competition. Please submit an original, unpublished essay of 10,000 to 20,000 words on a topic of your choice addressing issues of legal excellence, civility, ethics and professionalism.
The essay will be published in the South Carolina Law Review
The prize will be presented to the recipient at the American Inns of Court annual Celebration of Excellence at the Supreme Court of the United States
DEADLINE: July 1, 2015
2015 NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION COMMITTEE ON
ANIMALS AND THE LAW STUDENT WRITING COMPETITION
The Committee on Animals and the Law of the New York State Bar Association is very pleased to announce the Seventh Annual Student Writing Competition. 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
1st place: $1,000 and a certificate of achievement
2nd place: $500 and a certificate of achievement
DEADLINE: Papers must be postmarked no later than July 31, 2015
GNLU Gandhinagar is organising 2nd edition of the GNLU – ONGC International Essay Competition on International Contracts on the theme “Comparing and identifying the trends in various International Contract Laws and probing the critical issues for multinational contracting parties”.
TOPIC: The essay competition this year aims to provide a platform for the students of law to express their views on various aspects and trends of International Contract Laws across the world so that the students are encouraged to provide a comparative view on these current trends and also identify the critical issues facing the international transactions or more importantly between multinational contracting parties.
The sub-themes of the competition further ensure to provide global relevance and encourage the participants to analyze and convey their thoughts and probable solutions on the given topics.
1. The UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts and its role in multinational contracting
2. Standard Forms of Contracts, its adaptation across the world and the International Transactions
3. Distinctions between Civil and Common Law with respect to Contract Laws across the globe
4. Reasonableness of a Contract: An overview in various countries of the world
5. Issues pertaining to International Transactions and the role of multinational entities
6. Problems of International Trade / Transaction of Goods / Services: Remedies to the issues pertaining to cross border transactions
7. Role of the United Nations and other international regulatory bodies in cross border transactions
8. Protection of interest / rights of the multinational contracting parties: The role of UNCISG / UNCITRAL
9. Formation and Enforcement of Trade Contracts and its Problems in the light of International Trade
10. International Commercial Contracts and Protection of the Interests of Multinational Contracting Parties
11. Jurisdictional issues in International Transactions, The Contract Law and the rights of contracting parties
1st Prize: Rs. 7,000/-
2nd Prize: Rs. 5,000/-
3rd Prize: Rs. 3,000/-
The essays must be submitted in soft copy and sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
with the subject line ‘2nd GNLU – ONGC International Essay Competition on International Contracts’ on or before 10th August 2015
Declaration of Result
The winners will be notified by email and on the GNLU website on 1st September 2015.
Judge John R. Brown AwarD
2015 Rules for the Brown Award of $10,000 for Excellence in Legal Writing
The Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation is pleased to announce the twenty-second annual Brown Award. The Award is in recognition of Excellence in Legal Writing in American Law Schools. Any law student currently enrolled in an accredited law school in the United States seeking a J.D. or LL.B degree is eligible to submit a paper for the Award. TOPIC:
There is no page limitation or restriction on the topic except that the writing must be on a legal subject. AWARD:
This year the stipend for the winner is $10,000. DEADLINE:
The submission must be postmarked no later than August 21, 2015
. The student’s package must contain a separate sheet containing the title of the paper; the name, physical address, telephone number, and email address of the student; and the name, title, physical address, and email address of the student’s sponsor. There is no page limitation or restriction on the topic except that the writing must be on a legal subject. The Foundation will appoint a final judging panel consisting of a law school dean, a federal judge, and a law school professor. The Foundation will not return any material submitted to the Foundation. The 2015 recipient of the Brown Award will be notified by December 16, 2015, and listed with the other finalists at the website www.brownsims.com/about-brown-sims/affiliations/judge-john-r-brown-award
2015 James E. Beckley Writing Competition
Sponsored by The PIABA Foundation, the James E. Beckley Writing Competition is a writing contest for law students
TOPIC: Securities Arbitration and Securities Law.
First place: $1000
Second place: $750,
Third place: $500.
The PIABA Bar Journal Board-of-Editors will publish the first place paper, and may, at their option, elect to print additional submissions.
DEADLINE: September 18, 2015.
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.
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).