Pacific Legal Foundation Law Student Writing Competition

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Pacific Legal Foundation Law Student Writing Competition

Pacific Legal Foundation is now inviting applications for the “Law Student Writing Competition”. The completion is open to students who are currently enrolled full- or part-time in a law school in the United States. The program will award up to $9,000 to three winning candidates.

Pacific Legal Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization was founded in 1973 by members of then-Governor Ronald Reagan’s staff. As the first public interest law firm, the PLF dedicated to the principles of individual rights and limited government.

Who May Eligible:

To eligible, the candidates must be a student who is currently enrolled full- or part-time in a law school in the United States.

How to Apply & Competitions Rules

To participate, the applicants must write a submission and email to PJA[@]pacificlegal.org.

Note: In the body of the email please include your contact information, the law school you attend, and your expected graduation date.

Submissions Rules:

  • All submissions must comply with the Harvard Law Review Association’s Bluebook Uniform System of Citation (21st ed.).
  • There is no page limit for entries, although a word count of 3,000 to 5,000 words is suggested.
  • Submission must be submitted by email, in both Microsoft Word and PDF formats, and composed in Times New Roman 12-point font, double-spaced.
  • Citations should be included in footnotes, and the essay may include headings and subheadings.
  • Submissions must be original works of publishable quality written
  • Topics: Entries must address one of PLF’s topic questions (check on website) to be eligible for prizes.

Benefits:

  • The first place winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize, the second place winner will receive a $3,000 cash prize and the third place winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize.
  • The winner will also be recognized at the Annual Pacific Legal Foundation Gala.
  • PLF will pay for the winner’s reasonable travel costs to attend the gala and will assist with travel arrangements.

Application Deadline:

The submissions must be received by 5:00 p.m. (PST) on May 15, 2018. The winner will be notified by July 15, 2018.

Original Website

If you have any questions about the contest, direct to PJA-at-pacificlegal.org or call (425) 576-0484.

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