PUBLISHED:April 23, 2012

ADR Law Student Writing Competition--DEADLINE APRIL 30

Showcase Your Legal Writing:
Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
Writing Competition For Law Students

The Alternative Dispute Resolution ("ADR") Committee of the American Bar Association ("ABA") Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section is offering a writing competition, open to all law students who are members of the ABA, attending an ABA accredited law school.

Topic: Recent Developments in Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Entrants are encouraged to write on subjects of national interest, not state specific issues.

Prize: $500 to the winner, plus up to $500 toward attendance at an ABA TIPS meeting. The winning essay will be published in the ADR newsletter and will also be submitted for consideration for publication to the TIPS Law Journal Board.

Deadline: Entries should submitted by e-mail to Kristine Pilarski at by April 30, 2012.

Criteria: All entries must be previously unpublished. The following information shall be presented on the title page: title; author's name; ABA membership number; law school attending and author's year in school; author's permanent and temporary addresses and telephone numbers. Entries will be judged anonymously based on clarity of the topic presented, significance of the topic selected, manner in which the topic is treated, organization, quality of analysis, quality of research and authority provided, and grammar, syntax, and form. Entries must be of law review quality and a maximum of 30 pages, double-spaced, including footnotes. Essays need to conform to the most recent edition of The Bluebook - A Uniform System Citation. One entry per person.