MOLLIE AND PAUL HILL STUDENT WRITING COMPETITION
IN MEDICAL-LEGAL INTERPROFESSIONAL COLLABORATION
In 2016, the Florida Sate University Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law, based in both the FSU College of Medicine and the FSU College of Law, will present awards for the outstanding original papers submitted by a law student and a medical student or medical resident in response to a question pertaining to collaboration between the medical and legal professions. This writing competition is made possible by a generous gift from Mollie and Paul Hill.
In recent years, Ebola and other infectious diseases, natural disasters, threatened acts of bioterrorism, and the rise of obesity and obesity-relates ailments, the recreational use of tobacco and drugs, and other actual or potential developments have threatened the health of the public in the United States and elsewhere. Successfully preparing for and effectively addressing these and other public health dangers will require use of an array of tools involving expertise and experience possessed and practiced by medical and legal professionals. Discuss some of the ways in which medical and other health care professionals can work innovatively and collaboratively with members of the legal profession in the next few years to jointly protect and promote public health in the U.S. and beyond in the face of actual and potential challenges, while also respecting individual and institutional personal and property rights. For submission and other information go to: http://med.fsu.edu/?fuseaction=news.viewArticle&usemenu=innovativeCollaboration&newsID=493
AWARDS: Outstanding Paper by a Law Student - $250; Outstanding Paper by a Medical Student or Medical Resident - $250
DEADLINE: January 4, 2016
GRAMMY FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 18TH ANNUAL
ENTERTAINMENT LAW INITIATIVE WRITING COMPETITION
Scholarship Program For Promising Entertainment Law Students Awards Cash ScholarshipsTOPIC:
The ELI Writing Competition invites law students to write a 3,000-word paper on a compelling legal topic facing the music industry today.AWARDS:
A cash scholarship of $5,000 will be awarded to the author of the winning paper, and $1,500 will be awarded to four runners-up. Additionally, each winner will receive airfare, hotel accommodations and a ticket to the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards®, which will be held at STAPLES Center on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016. The telecast will be broadcast live on the CBS Television Network at 8 p.m. ET/PT. In addition, the winners receive invitations to other GRAMMY® Week activities, including the prestigious annual ELI Luncheon on Feb. 12, 2016, where the winning students will present their essays.
Winners will be announced on Jan. 25, 2016. For more information go to: www.grammyintheschools.com.DEADLINE:
Jan. 6, 2016 (1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT)
SECOND ANNUAL JAMESON CRANE III DISABILITY AND THE LAW WRITING COMPETITON
The Crane Writing Competition seeks to encourage outstanding student scholarship at the intersection of law and medicine, or law and the social sciences. The competition promotes and understanding of these topics, furthers the development of legal rights and protections, and improves the lives of those with disabilities. For complete details visit http://www.tjsl.edu/cranewritingcompetition
TOPICS: Disability law including, legal issues arising with respect to employment, government services and programs, public accommodations, education, higher education, housing, and health care.
AWARDS: First Place - $1,500 cash prize and the Thomas Jefferson Law Review will consider the paper for publication; Second Place - two winners will each receive a $1,000 cash prize.
DEADLINE: January 15, 2016
EPSTEIN BECKER GREEN 18TH ANNUAL HEALTH LAW WRITING COMPETITION
Epstein Becker Green is pleased to announce its 18th Annual Health Law Writing Competition. The competition is designed to encourage the preparation of scholarly papers on current topics of interest relating to health law. For submission and other information, please visit
TOPIC: Papers may address any traditional area of law as applied to health care (e.g., antitrust, tax, corporate) or areas of law unique to health care (e.g., fraud and abuse, managed care, Medicare/Medicaid, clinical trials). Entries in the top 20 percent will be considered for publication in the Annals of Health Law, which is published by the Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
AWARDS: First Place - $4,000; Second Place - $2,000; Third Place - $500
DEADLINE: January 25, 2016
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. For more information, go to: http://www.inta.org/Academics/Pages/LadasMemorialAward.aspx
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
2016 BLOOMBERG LAW WRITE-ON COMPETITION
Write a brief article on the subject impacting the legal landscape. Participants must register and then submit an original two-page article. Must be actively enrolled in law school as current student. For more details and to register, visit: www.bna.com/writeoncompetition
AWARD: $2,500 and piece published in one of ten expert Bloomberg BNA publications, including U.S. Law Week.
DEADLINE: Registration, which is required for participation, begins November 4, 2015. Final submissions due on February 17, 2016.
THE JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL’S SCHOOL 2016 NATIONAL SECURITY LAW WRITING COMPETITION
Public-Private Partnerships & Technology in the AF
The Air Force Judge Advocate General’s School (AFJAGS), established in 1950 by Major General Reginald C. Harmon (the first Judge Advocate General of the Air Force), has a proud tradition of providing the highest quality education and training to legal professionals from all military services and government agencies. Through its various publications, AFJAGS serves as a clearinghouse for cutting-edge ideas on topics of interest to military law students, practitioners, academics, and the general public. In furtherance of its mission to provide the highest-quality education to meet Air Force and Department of Defense requirements, AFJAGS, in partnership with the Air Force JAG School Foundation, Inc., is pleased to announce its inaugural writing competition for practitioners, academics and policy-makers to provide unique perspectives and insights on matters of national security law.
Topic: Public-Private Partnerships & Technology in the Air Force: This year’s writing competition topic encourages scholarship on issues surrounding the implications of public-private partnerships and technology in the Air Force.
ELIGIBILITY: The competition is open to all in possession of a law degree (JD, LLM, SJD, or equivalent) from an ABA accredited U.S. law school. Only original and previously unpublished papers are eligible.
DEADLINE: April 15, 2016
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
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 federal Competition 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 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.
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.
For more information, please contact Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP
2290 First National Building, 660 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226 U.S.A.
June 17, 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
DEADLINES: July 1, 2016, 9:00 p.m. EDT.