William W. Greenhalgh Student Writing Competition at ABA Group

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William W. Greenhalgh Student Writing Competition at ABA Group

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: erin.remotigue@americanbar.org

Rules:

  • 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  • only original and unpublished papers are eligible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

Benefits:

  • Through this scholarship, winning students will be receiving $2500.

Application Deadline:

All entries must be received by the editor no later than July 1, 2019, 11:59 pm CST.

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