Wednesday, August 27, 2008

===> $1,000 - Int'l Law; May deadline

When the deadline for the 2008-09 competition is announced, I will post a notice again about this competition.

Last year's details follow:

Andrew P. Vance Memorial Writing Competition

The Competition
The Customs and International Trade Bar Association (CITBA) and Brooklyn Law School (BLS) sponsor this Writing Competition to encourage law students who are interested in careers in customs and international trade law. Winning papers will be considered for publication in the Brooklyn Journal of International Law.

Who is Eligible
Entrants must be currently enrolled in a J.D. or L.L.M. program at one of the nation's law schools.

Paper Requirements
Submissions should be typewritten and double-spaced on 8 ½ x 11 inch paper. The paper must not exceed 40 pages in length, including footnotes. Papers must include footnotes, not endnotes. Papers should be in 12 point, Times New Roman font and have one-inch margins on all sides. Noncompliance with these requirements may affect evaluation or result in disqualification. The following should be included on the cover sheet of the paper:

  • Full name, address and telephone number
  • Law school and anticipated year of graduation
  • Date of submission

A committee of practicing attorneys and professors with relevant expertise will judge the papers. The following factors will be considered:

  • Legal analysis
  • Thoroughness and depth of topic
  • Evaluation of judicial precedents, statutes, and regulations
  • Writing style
  • Form and quality of citations
  • Conformity with the rules of Competition