AWARDS: $750, $500, and $250 prizes will be awarded to the first place, second place, and third place papers, respectively. The winning entry will also be published in the 2014 Symposium compendium of materials. Second and third place entries will be published if space permits.
DEADLINE: March 31, 2014 – to be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org in Word or Word Perfect format.
COMPETITION DESCRIPTION: The Supreme Court of Oklahoma and the Sovereignty Symposium, Inc. are sponsoring a writing competition open to all students enrolled in an accredited law school in the United States, its territories or Canada. In conjuction with the Sovereignty Symposium XXVII, which will be held June 4-5, 2014 at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, a scholarly collection of legal and historical writings will be presented to all participants. Legal libraries all over the United States regularly solicit copies of the publications for their collections.
TOPIC: The subject matter of the paper may be on any area of the law relating to Native Americans or other indigenous peoples.
FORMAT: Not less than thirty (30) single-spaced pages nor more than fifty (50) single-spaced pages in length, 8-1/2″ x 11″ in size, 12-point Times New Roman font, left and right margins must be 2″ with top and bottom margins 1.5″. The title of the paper, the name of the author and a current mailing address and telephone number must be placed on the cover page. Only the title of the paper should appear at the top of the first page of the text. The author’s name should appear on the cover page only. Papers must be submitted in Word or Word Perfect format.
EVALUATION: Papers are evaluated for timeliness of subject, originality, legal analysis, use of authority, creativity of arguments, strength and logic of conclusions, grammar, punctuation and writing style.