Santa Clara Centennial Writing Competition

October 4, 2010Duke Law News

Rules

Topics: Original, unpublished scholarly writing on future ethical challenges lawyers may face practicing in the areas of (i) intellectual property law, (ii) international law or (iii) public interest law.

Judging: The entries will be judged anonymously based on quality, clarity, originality and organization by a panel of practicing attorneys, judges and law professors.

Eligibility: The submission must be written by a student currently enrolled (full-time or part-time) in an ABA-accredited law school. Students expecting to receive their degrees in 2010 or 2011 are eligible for consideration. The submission must be written by one and only one student, without line editing by professors or other advisors. No paper that has been published previously in any form shall be considered.

Deadline: Entries must be received by midnight, Pacific Time, January 31, 2011.

Length and Format: The maximum length of submissions is 12,000 words, inclusive of footnotes, in Times New Roman 12-point typeface, triple-spaced, with one-inch margins and page numbers on bottom center of the page. To ensure anonymity, the author’s name should appear only on a separate cover page with mailing address, telephone number, email address and name of law school. Entries should be submitted as an email attachment in electronic format (Word 2003 or higher or searchable .pdf).

Submissions and Questions: Please send to the SCU 2011 Centennial Student Writing Competition at centennialwriting@scu.edu.
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