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September 2014

The PIABA Foundation

The PIABA Foundation is sponsoring the 2014 James E. Beckley Student Writing Competition.  The submission may address any aspect of Securities Law; Securities Arbitration; The Federal Arbitration Act, Title 9, US Code, Section 1-14; or FINRA Code of Arbitration, effective April 16, 2007 and any changes or proposed changes to that Code.  The PIABA Bar Journal Board-of-Editors will publish the first place paper, and may, at their option, elect to print additional submissions.

The deadline for submission is September 19, 2014.

ABA Section of Public Contract Law

The ABA Section of Public Contract Law is sponsoring the 2014 Public Contract Law Journal Annual Writing Competition.  Papers should address a topical issue of interest to the public contract and grant law community.  The first-place winner will receive $5,000; second place, $2,500; third place $1,000. Winning entries will be considered for publication in the Public Contract Law Journal.

The deadline for submission is September 30, 2014.

 

October 2014

ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security

The ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security is sponsoring the 2013-2014 National Security Law Student Writing Competition.  The topic is: Surveillance and Privacy Issues and National Security Law: student analysis of a timely issue at the intersection of law and national security.  The winning essay will receive $500 and free registration and travel to the Annual Review of the Field of National Security Law Conference to be held in Washington, DC., and publication of the winning essay.

The deadline for submission is October 1, 2014.

 

November 2014

Center for Alcohol Policy

The Center for Alcohol Policy is sponsoring its Seventh Annual Essay Contest. The topic for this year’s contest is: “As states contemplate the legalization of prohibited products, like marijuana, what are some lessons policymakers and regulators can learn from the movement to end alcohol Prohibition in the 1930s?”   First prize, $5,000; second, $2,500; third, $1,000.

The deadline for submission is November 17, 2014.

 

December 2014

American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers

The ACCFSL is sponsoring its Annual Writing Competition.  Eligible entries must discuss some aspect of consumer financial services law. Topics that relate principally to securities regulation, insurance, or the safety and soundness aspects of banking regulation are not eligible, but works on subjects within these (or other) areas will be considered if they bear directly on consumer financial services.  The winner will receive $1,000, a certificate or other token of recognition, and travel expenses to attend the College's annual dinner held in conjunction with the Spring Meeting of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association.

The deadline for submission is December 1, 2014.

 

January 2015

ABA Forum on the Construction Industry

The ABA Forum on the Construction Industry is sponsoring its 2015 Law Student Writing Competition.  Papers should address a topical issue of interest to the construction industry.  The winner will receive $2,000, and travel expenses and registration to attend the 2015 Annual Meeting of the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The deadline for submission is January 15, 2015.

The College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers

The College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers is sponsoring its 2014 Law Student Writing CompetitionThe scope of permissible topics is broad, i.e., any aspect of workers’ compensation law.  Students are encouraged to present: a public policy issue,a critique of a leading case or doctrine, or a comment on a statute or the need for a statutory modification.  The winner will receive $2,000, plus $1,000 to winner's law school scholarship fund, and the essay will be published in the Workers’ First Watch, The Workers’ Injury Law and Advocacy Group (WILG) magazine, and the ABA Tort and Insurance Practice Section Law Journal.  Second prize, $1,500; Third, $1,000.

The deadline for submission is January 15, 2015.

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