Thursday, October 2, 2008

$12,500, $5,000, & $2,500 for 3L's only NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund

This competition is for 3L's only. Deadline is June 1, 2009

The NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund
2008-2009 Third Year Law Student Scholarship Writing contest

Description, Prizes & Deadline: Scholarships are being awarded to law students who submit articles on the constitutional right to keep and bear arms. The contest commences July 1, 2008. The article must be received by the Fund on or before June 1, 2009. The prizes are as follows: First place: $12,500 toward tuition; Second place: $5,000; Third Place: $2,500.

Eligibility: The contest is open to all individuals who are law students at the date of submission and who have not been previously admitted to practice law in the United States; such students shall be in good standing in an accredited law school as a 3rd year law school student as of Fall, 2008. Admission to practice after submission of the paper is not disqualifying.

Format and Contents: Papers must be of quality suitable for publication in a law review or journal, and cannot have been previously published. The author's full name, address, and phone numbers, as well as a brief discourse on the author's legal education, should accompany entries. Publication subsequent to submission is encouraged. Citations should conform with The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, current edition. All entries become the property of the NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund.

Please mail your submission to:
Civil Rights Defense Fund
c/o Office of the General Counsel
11250 Waples Mill Rd.
Fairfax, VA 22030

Should you have any further questions please feel free to contact us at (703) 267-1268.