Wednesday, October 1, 2008

NOV 15 HARD COPY RECEIPT DEADLINE: $5,000/$3,000/$2,000 Securities Law

Short deadline: November 15, 2008 for actual receipt of HARD COPY submission on "any subject in the field of securities law."
Long return: $5,000 (plus travel expenses); $3,000; $2,000 prizes.
Competition Site: Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni Writing Competition

For the 2008 competition, third year students who have already completed an article on a securities law topic are in the best position to enter this competition. Efficient second year students who can use the COMPETITION DEADLINE OF NOVEMBER 15 as a writing incentive to finish seminar papers or journal articles early, may also consider the 2008 opportunity.

In any case, the 2009 competition is projected to have a November 15, 2009 deadline, for those who would like to consider the competition for next year.

2007 Winners

The winners of the 2007 ASECA writing competition were:

First Place
($5,000) Simeon Mann
St. John’s University School of Law
“Too Far Over the Hedge: Why the SEC’s Attempt to Further Regulate Hedge Funds Had to Fail and What, If Any, Alternative Solutions Should be Considered"

Second Place ($3,000) Kevin O’Riordan
University of Minnesota Law School
“Clear Support or Cause for Suspicion: A Critique of Collective Scienter in Securities Litigation"

Third Place
($2,000) Andrew George
University of Virginia School of Law
“Public (Self)-Service: Illegal Trading on Confidential Congressional Information"

2006 Winners

The winners of the 2006 ASECA writing competition were:

First Prize ($5,000) Mary M. Caskey
Editor in Chief, Valparaiso University Law Review
"Lifting the Fog: Finding a Clear Standard of Liability for Secondary Actors under Rule 10b-5"

Second Prize ($3,000) Christopher T. Pickens
George Mason University School of Law
"Of Bookies and Brokers: Are Sports Futures Gambling or
Investing, and Does It Even Matter?"

Third Prize ($2,000) Stanislav Dolgopolov
University of Michigan Law School
"Insider Trading, Chinese Walls, and Brokerage
Commissions: The Origins of Modern Regulation of
Information Flows in Securities Markets"