National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees writing competition

January 25, 2010Duke Law News

Entrants should submit an essay, article, or comment on an issue concerning chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code. Essays will be accepted from students enrolled at any law school during the 2009-2010 school year. The essays must be the law student's own work and must not have been submitted for publication elsewhere. Notwithstanding the foregoing, students may incorporate feedback as part of a course requirement or supervised writing project.

Essays must by typed on 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper, double-spaced in 12-point font, and in Times New Roman font type. All margins must be at least one inch. Entries must not exceed 60 pages of text, including notes, with footnotes placed as endnotes. Citation style should conform to the 18th edition of The Bluebook - A Uniform System of Citation. Essays longer than 60 pages of text, including notes, or which are not in the required format, will not be read. The winner will be required to abridge the winning article for publication in the NACTT Quarterly.

Essays will be judged upon content, exhaustiveness of research, originality, writing style and timeliness.

Entries must be submitted by April 30, 2010. Entries may be submitted in two formats: (1) e-mail an electronic version (in Microsoft Word or PDF format) to, and (2) mail, with a postmark dated April 30, 2010, four copies of the essay to:

NACTT Law Student Writing Competition
National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees
c/o Debbie Langehennig, Ch. 13 Trustee
3801 Capital of Texas Hwy. South
Suite 320
Austin, TX 78704
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