Sunday, April 21, 2013


Student Writing Competition in ADR
Recognizing scholarly work in Undergraduate, Graduate and Legal degree programs.

“Mainstreaming Creative Conflict Resolution”

The Association for Conflict Resolution Greater New York Chapter, Inc. (ACR-GNY) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting and strengthening alternative dispute and conflict resolution, fostering the use of dialogue and contributing to professional development of the ADR field. It is a regional chapter of The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR), the preeminent national not-for-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the practice and public understanding of peaceful, effective conflict resolution.

Each year, the ACR-GNY hosts its Annual Conference in New York City, a full-day event of presentations, trainings and workshops led by distinguished practitioners and scholars in the field of conflict resolution. 
This year’s conference, being held on June 20, 2013 at Cardozo School of Law, will be focused onMainstreaming Creative Conflict Resolution. In an effort to promote and educate the community about peaceful conflict resolution and collaborative decision making at all levels of society, ACR-GNY is inviting students in the Greater New York area to submit written work on this topic.

Papers will be considered in one of three categories based upon the degree program of the author (Undergraduate, Graduate or Law) and a first place winner from each category will be recognized.

Prizes for 1st place papers:          $250.00
Free admission to the conference for the author
An invitation for the author to present the paper at the conference
Publication of the paper on the ACR-GNY website
One year membership to ACR-GNY

Additional papers may also be selected for recognition.
Please review the Competition Guidelines for submission and eligibility requirements.
Please direct any inquiries to Glen Parker at writing_competition@acrgny.org.


COMPETITION GUIDELINES

Purpose
The purpose of the competition is to create greater interest in the field of conflict resolution among students throughout the Greater New York area* and to enrich the ADR community with the energy and talent of those doing scholarly research at various academic levels.

Topic
The topic of this year’s competition is “Mainstreaming Creative Conflict Resolution.” Papers should meaningfully address the question of broadening the reach and practice of ADR, but this needn’t be the sole focal point of the paper.

Format/Length
Essays are limited to 10-20 typewritten pages, including footnotes or endnotes. The text of the essay must be double-spaced, with twelve-point font and one-inch margins.

Categories/Eligibility
The ACR-GNY Writing Competition is open to all students of higher education attending school in the Greater New York region during the Spring of 2013. Contestants shall be considered in one of the following categories:
Undergraduate -- For contestants who are currently matriculated and working towards an Associates or Bachelors degree.
Graduate -- For contestants who are currently enrolled in a non-legal Masters or Doctorate degree. Program.
Law -- For contestants who are currently enrolled in law school.
To be eligible for the competition students must either (1) be enrolled in a school in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York or Pennsylvania, or (2) have a permanent residence in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York or Pennsylvania.

Prizes
A first place prize may be awarded for the best paper within each category. Each first place prize winner shall receive $250, free admission to the 2013 ACR-GNY Annual Conference, an invitation to present their paper at the 2013 ACR-GNY Annual Conference, and a one year membership to ACR-GNY. Additionally, winning papers will be posted on the ACR-GNY website.
Additional entries may also be recognized for Honorable Mention. Authors of papers selected for Honorable Mention will receive free admission to the 2013 ACR-GNY Annual Conference and a one year membership to ACR-GNY. Additionally, papers selected for Honorable Mention will be posted on the ACR-GNY website.

Authorship
Each entry must contain only the uncollaborated original work of a single individual and the ideas and work reflected by each entry must be the author’s own. All entries will be reviewed for plagiarism.
No paper that has been previously published in any form will be considered. Papers written for scholarly classes are permitted as long as they have not been published.

Judging
Entries will be judged based on the following criteria:
  • Significance of the topic
  • Alignment with theme
  • Originality and creativity
  • Quality of analysis
  • Quality of writing

    The entries will be judged anonymously by selected members of the ACR-GNY. The ACR-GNY Writing Competition Committee will notify the winner(s) of their selection. The ACR-GNY reserves the right not to award any prizes if it is determined that no entries are of sufficient quality to merit selection that year.

    Entry Information and Procedures
    The entry should be submitted to the ACR-GNY Writing Competition Committee (writing_competition@acrgny.org) in PDF format. Additionally, the following information MUST accompany each submission:
    Student's Name
    School
    Expected Graduation date
    Faculty Advisor(s)
    Permanent Street Address
    Email Address
    Phone number
    The contestant’s name and other identifying markings such as school name are not to be on any copy of the submitted entry. Neither the contestant’s identity nor his/her academic institution will be known to the ACR-GNY members doing the judging.
    Each entrant may submit only one essay in the ACR-GNY Writing Competition in 2013.

    Entry Deadline
    Entries for the competition must be submitted by Sunday, May 12, 2013. 

    Monday, March 18, 2013

    Women and the Law May 1, 2013 deadline; cash prize and publication

    National Association of Women Lawyers® 2012-13
    Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition

     

    The National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) is a national voluntary legal
    professional organization whose mission is the advancement of women in the legal profession and women's rights. Since 1899, NAWL has served as an educational forum and active voice for the concerns of women lawyers in this country and abroad. NAWL continues to support and advance the interests of women in and under the law, and in so doing, supports and advances the social, political, and professional empowerment of women. Through its programs and networks, NAWL provides the tools for women in the profession to advance, prosper and enrich the profession. NAWL has established the annual Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition to encourage and reward original law student writing on issues concerning women and the law. The rules for the competition are as follows:

    Entrants should submit a paper on an issue concerning women's rights or the status of women in the law. The most recent winning paper was "All Things Being Equal, Women Lose. Investigating the Lack of Diversity Among the Recent Appointments to the Iowa Supreme Court" written by Abigail Rury, Michigan State University School of Law.

    Essays will be accepted from students enrolled at any law school during the 2012-13 school year. The essays must be the law student author's own work and must not have been submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers written by students for coursework or independent study during the Summer, Fall or Spring semesters are eligible for submission. Notwithstanding the foregoing, students may incorporate professorial feedback as part of a course requirement or supervised writing project.

    FORMAT: Essays must be double-spaced in 12-point font, Times New Roman font type. All margins must be at least one inch. Entries must not exceed fifteen (15) pages of text, excluding notes, with footnotes placed as endnotes. Citation style should conform to The Bluebook - A Uniform System of Citation. Essays longer than 15 pages of text, excluding notes, or which are not in the required format may not be read.

    JUDGING: NAWL Women Lawyers Journal® designees will judge the competition. Essays will be judged based upon content, exhaustiveness of research, originality, writing style, and timeliness.

    QUESTIONS: Questions regarding this competition should be addressed to the chair of the Writing Competition, Professor Jennifer Martin at jmartin@stu.edu.

    SUBMISSION AND DEADLINE: Entries must be received by May 1, 2013. Entries received
    after the deadline will be considered only at the discretion of NAWL. Entries must provide a cover letter providing the title of your essay, school affiliation, email address, phone number and mailing address. Entries must be submitted in the following format: email an electronic version (in Microsoft Word or PDF format) to jmartin@stu.edu.

    AWARD: The author of the winning essay will receive a cash prize of $500. NAWL will also publish the winning essay in NAWL's Women Lawyers Journal in the summer of 2013.

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    Wednesday, January 23, 2013

    Transnational Law, $2,000, March 1, 2013 deadline


    2012-2013 

    Trandafir Writing Competition

     Competition Guidelines
    Topic:  Any topic of contemporary international business or economic concern with a legal nexus.

    Award:  Publication and CASH PRIZE of $2,000.
    Publication:  The winning essay will be published in Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems, a journal of the University of Iowa College of Law.

    Eligibility:  All students currently enrolled in a law or graduate degree program from any institution in the world are eligible.

    Deadline:  All mail entries must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2013. All electronically submitted essays must be received by Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems no later than 5:00 PM U.S. Central Standard Time on March 1, 2013. We will not accept late entries.

    OFFICIAL RULES
    (1) All essays must be typed, double-spaced on 8-1/2 inches x 11 inches paper (or A4 paper for non-US entries), with a 1 inch margin on all sides. Electronic submissions are acceptable, please send as an attachment to an e-mail with your name, address, phone number and e-mail address included.

    (2) There is no minimum page requirement. The essay must not exceed 50 pages, including footnotes.

    (3) Citations should follow rules published in The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2010).

    (4)Entries must include a cover letter containing the student's name, address, telephone number, name and address of the school which the student attends, and title of the student's essay. The student's name, school, or other identification should not appear on the actual essay.

    (5) No essay shall be eligible which has been published or has an outstanding commitment for publication.

    (6) All essays must be the work of an individual. Collaboration with others (other than the usual law review or seminar supervision) is prohibited.

    (7) The judging panel will be comprised of TLCP editors and University of Iowa College of Law faculty. The panel reserves the right to make no award if a worthy article is not submitted.

    (8) Electronic submissions must be received in our office no later than 5:00 PM U.S. Central Standard Time on March 1, 2013. Please include your name, address, phone number and e-mail address with your submission. You should e-mail your submission as an attachment to:
    trandafir.iowalaw@gmail.com

    (9) After the editorial board receives your submission, we will send you a confirmation e-mail.

    How to Submit

    Electronic Submissions To:
    trandafir.iowalaw@gmail.com

    Mail Submissions To:
    Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems
    Trandafir International Business Writing Competition
    The University of Iowa College of Law
    Boyd Law Building 185
    University of Iowa
    Iowa City, IA 52242-1113, USA

    competition website:  http://www.uiowa.edu/~tlcp/trandafir_competition.html

    Sunday, January 13, 2013

    May 1, 2013 - Publication and $500 -- National Association of Women lawyers

    National Association of Women Lawyers® 2012-13
    Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition
    The National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) is a national voluntary legal
    professional organization whose mission is the advancement of women in the legal profession and women's rights. Since 1899, NAWL has served as an educational forum and active voice for the concerns of women lawyers in this country and abroad. NAWL continues to support and advance the interests of women in and under the law, and in so doing, supports and advances the social, political, and professional empowerment of women. Through its programs and networks, NAWL provides the tools for women in the profession to advance, prosper and enrich the profession. NAWL has established the annual Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition to encourage and reward original law student writing on issues concerning women and the law. The rules for the competition are as follows:

    Entrants should submit a paper on an issue concerning women's rights or the status of women in the law. The most recent winning paper was "All Things Being Equal, Women Lose. Investigating the Lack of Diversity Among the Recent Appointments to the Iowa Supreme Court" written by Abigail Rury, Michigan State University School of Law.

    Essays will be accepted from students enrolled at any law school during the 2012-13 school year. The essays must be the law student author's own work and must not have been submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers written by students for coursework or independent study during the Summer, Fall or Spring semesters are eligible for submission. Notwithstanding the foregoing, students may incorporate professorial feedback as part of a course requirement or supervised writing project.

    FORMAT: Essays must be double-spaced in 12-point font, Times New Roman font type. All margins must be at least one inch. Entries must not exceed fifteen (15) pages of text, excluding notes, with footnotes placed as endnotes. Citation style should conform to The Bluebook - A Uniform System of Citation. Essays longer than 15 pages of text, excluding notes, or which are not in the required format may not be read.

    JUDGING: NAWL Women Lawyers Journal® designees will judge the competition. Essays will be judged based upon content, exhaustiveness of research, originality, writing style, and timeliness.

    QUESTIONS: Questions regarding this competition should be addressed to the chair of the Writing Competition, Professor Jennifer Martin at jmartin@stu.edu.

    SUBMISSION AND DEADLINE: Entries must be received by May 1, 2013. Entries received
    after the deadline will be considered only at the discretion of NAWL. Entries must provide a cover letter providing the title of your essay, school affiliation, email address, phone number and mailing address. Entries must be submitted in the following format: email an electronic version (in Microsoft Word or PDF format) to jmartin@stu.edu.

    AWARD: The author of the winning essay will receive a cash prize of $500. NAWL will also publish the winning essay in NAWL's Women Lawyers Journal in the summer of 2013.

    Competition guidelines here:  pdf

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