Scribes 2010 Brief-Writing Competition

January 22, 2010Duke Law News

The Scribes Brief-Writing Committee is soliciting winning briefs from national moot-court competitions. The competition covers the current school year -- September 2009 to May 2010. If one of your moot-court teams wrote the best brief in a national moot-court competition, or wrote the best brief in any preliminary regional competition held before a national competition, please enter the brief into the Scribes 2010 competition.

To submit and entry, e-mail an electronic copy of the winning brief to by April 16. The subject line of the e-mail should indicate that it's a Scribes brief nomination from Duke Law School. The body of the e-mail must include the following information:

Name of the competition.
Place where the brief was named best brief.
Names of the students who wrote the brief.
Students' school.
Name of students' advisor, if any.

Submit the brief as a pdf if possible, although Word or Word Perfect format is accepted if necessary.

The brief must be submitted as a single file.
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