American Bar Association is pleased to announce William W. Greenhalgh Student Writing Competition program. The contest is open to students who are in good standing at an ABA-accredited law school within the United States
The aim of the competition is to encourage law students to become involved in the Section. The applicants will receive a $2,500 cash prize through this program.
Who May Eligible:
To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:
- The contest is open to students who, on the date the entry is submitted, attend and are in good standing at an ABA-accredited law school within the United States and its possessions.
- Students must at least 18 years of age and legal permanent residents or citizens of the United States.
- Employees, officers, directors of the ABA and members of their immediate families are not eligible.
How to Apply & Competition Rules
To participate in this contest, the applicant’s entries must submit in Word as an e-mail attachment through this given e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Entries will be judged based on the following criteria: (1) writing quality; (2) analysis and legal reasoning; (3) originality; (4) quality and use of research; and (5) compliance with these Rules
- only original and unpublished papers are eligible
- Papers prepared for law school credit are eligible provided they are the entrant’s original work.
- A student may submit only one entry per contest year.
- Entries cannot exceed 4,200 words, including titles, text, and citations.
- Citations must conform to the 20th edition of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation
- Entries with footnotes or endnotes will not be accepted.
- Two title pages are required.
- The first title page must include: (1) title of paper (2) author’s name and the name of reviewing faculty member/practicing lawyer, if applicable
- Telephone number(s), mailing address(es), and e-mail address(es) where author can be reachedJune– August 2019
- Name of law school
- Year of expected graduation
- Date submitted for academic credit if applicable
- Entrant’s personal certification of good standing at the law school. The second title page should include only: (1) title of paper (2) last four (4) digits of the author’s phone number
- Through this scholarship, winning students will be receiving $2500.
All entries must be received by the editor no later than July 1, 2019, 11:59 pm CST.