Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Competition

R. Ben Hogan III of Hogan Law Office, PC is now sponsoring the Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Competition in Birmingham, Alabama, and Gerson H. Smoger of Smoger & Associates in Dallas, Texas, and Oakland, California. 

Administered by Public Citizen, the competition is open to all current law students, law graduates, and all masters of law students. The winner of the contest will receive $5,000 award. 

Public Citizen is a nonprofit consumer advocacy organization that champions the public interest – your interests – in the halls of power.

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Who May Eligible:

The competition is open to all current law students, law graduates, and all masters of law students.

How to Apply & Competition Rules

The applicant’s submissions must be emailed to Amanda Fleming at afleming@citizen.org.

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Rules:

Each application must include:

  • Submissions must be emailed as Microsoft Word documents.
  • They may be full-length law review articles or shorter academic essays and should use footnotes (not endnotes).
  • The word count may be between 6,000 and 25,000 words, not including footnotes.

Benefits:

  • The winner will be notified by email.
  • The winner will receive $5,000. 
  • Only one winning paper will be chosen and only one prize awarded.

Application Deadline:

The application will close on April 30, 2019, at 11:59 p.m.

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