Thursday, October 2, 2008

$5,000, $3,000, $2,000, $1,000 NRA Civil Rights Fund

June 1, 2009 deadline

2008-2009 Law Student Essay Contest

Description, Prizes & Deadline: The NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund is sponsoring a writing contest commencing July 1, 2008 and concluding June 1, 2009 for law students. The subject of the contest is "The Right of the Individual to Keep and Bear Arms as a Federally Protected Right." Scholarship prizes will be awarded to First, Second, Third and Fourth place winners in the amounts of $5,000, $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000 respectively.

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. Admission to practice after submission of the paper is not disqualifying.

Format and Contents: Papers should be double spaced, not exceed 30 pages in length, exclusive of endnotes, of law review quality, and cannot have been previously published. Publication subsequent to submission is encouraged. Citations should conform with The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, current edition.

Please mail your submission to:

Civil Rights Defense Fund
c/o Office of the General Counsel
11250 Waples Mill Rd.
Fairfax, VA 22030

Submissions must be postmarked or delivered on or before June 1, 2009. The author's full name, address, and phone numbers, as well as a brief discourse on the author's legal education, should accompany entries. All entries become the property of the NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund.

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