PUBLISHED:January 30, 2012

2012 New York State Bar Association- Animals and the Law Writing Competition

The Committee on Animals and the Law was established to provide information resources for the New York State Bar Association's members and the public about non-human, animal related humane issues, which arise from and have an effect upon our legal system. All submissions will be reviewed by a panel of attorneys and other professionals practicing or otherwise involved in animal law.

The submission must be written by one student without line editing by professors or advisers. No paper that has been previously published in any form shall be considered.

Length: Type written, double spaced, no less than 12 point Times New Roman font, on 8 1/2 inch by 11 inch paper, with 1 inch margins, and no more than 25 pages, including footnotes. Footnotes should be single spaced, and no less than 10 point font.

Format: One hard copy of the written submission and one electronic copy in Microsoft Word format on a disk or CD must be submitted by mail, postmarked no later than June 29, 2012 and addressed to

Kim Hojohn Liaison
Committee on Animals and the Law
New York State Bar Association
One Elk Street
Albany, NY 12207

Cover Page: Entrants must submit a cover page indicating the entrant's name, law school, expected year of graduation, mailing address, and telephone number. All other references to identifying information, such as name, law school, and contact information should be deleted or redacted from the body of the submission.