PUBLISHED:January 11, 2010

Scribes - The American Society of Legal Writers 2010 Brief-Writing Competition

The Scribes Brief-Writing Competition solicits winning briefs from national moot-court competitions and selects the finest of these winning briefs. Winners will be recognized at the Scribes Annual Meeting during the ABA meeting in San Francisco on August 7, 2010. Instructions for submitting a brief to the Scribes competition:

1. By April 16, 2010, e-mail an electronic copy of the winning brief to

2. The subject line of the e-mail should indicate that it's a Scribes brief nomination from [insert name] Law School (the students' law school, not a sponsoring law school).

3. The body of the e-mail must include the following:

a. Name of the Competition
b. Place where the brief was named "best brief" (e.g., finals, SW Regional)
c. Names of the Students Who Wrote the Brief
d. Students' School
e. Name of students' advisor, if any

4. The brief itself cannot include any information that identifies the student authors or their school. Please check the cover page, signature pages, and headers or footers.

5. Submit the brief as a PDF file if possible, although we will accept Word or WordPerfect format if necessary.

6. The brief must be submitted as a single file.