External Scholarships

Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution Writing Competition

DEADLINE: September 2, 2014 (11:59pm Central Time)

AWARDS: The Lawyers Conference of the Judicial Division of the American Bar Association is pleased to offer a $250 prize for the competition winner, a $50 prize for the second place winner and an honorable mention for the third place winner.

TOPIC: Submissions should bear some relationship to the symposium topic of judicial education and the art of judging, broadly defined. There is no requirement that papers discuss U.S. law.

ELIGIBILITY: The writing competition is open to all persons enrolled on April 1, 2014, in a program of higher education leading to a degree in law (including but not limited to the J.D., LL.B., LL.M. or S.J.D.). Applicants may be of any nationality and may be affiliated with degree-providing institutions located in any country. Papers that have been accepted for publication elsewhere are not eligible for the writing competition.

REQUIREMENTS: Submissions must be in English and should be between twenty (20) and twenty-five (25) pages in length, including footnotes in Bluebook form. The text of the paper must be typed and double spaced pages in 12 point Times New Roman font with 1-inch margins. Footnotes may appear single spaced in 10 point Times New Roman font. The title of the paper must appear on every page of the submission. The author’s name must not appear anywhere on the submission itself.

A separate document should be provided including (1) the author’s full name, address, telephone number and email address; (2) the degree-granting institution where the author is enrolled, as well as the degree sought and the anticipated year of graduation; (3) the title of the submission; and (4) the date of the submission.

Papers must be electronically submitted to:
Professor S.I. Strong
University of Missouri School of Law
strongsi@missouri.edu
CRITERIA: Submissions will be judged by a committee of Lawyers Conference members. The following factors will be considered:
• Legal analysis
• Thoroughness and depth of topic
• Contribution to the scholarship in the field
• Evaluation of judicial precedents, statutes and legal authorities
Questions should be directed to:
Professor S.I. Strong
University of Missouri School of Law
Email: strongsi@missouri.edu
Tel.: +1 573 882 2465

More information is available on the conference website at http://law.missouri.edu/csdr/symposium/2014/writing.html.