Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tort Trial & Insurance Practice $1,500 plus travel, $500 second place -- 03/02/09

Tort Trial & Insurance Practice $1,500 plus travel, $500 second place -- 03/02/09

The subject is intended to include, but not be limited to, matters within any of the following areas: Admiralty and Maritime Law, Animal Law, Appellate Advocacy, Automobile Law, Aviation and Space Law, Business Litigation, Commercial Transportation Litigation, Employee Benefits, Employment Law and Litigation, Environmental Law, Excess Surplus Lines and Reinsurance, Fidelity and Surety Law, Government Law, Health and Disability Insurance Law, International Law, Insurance Coverage Litigation, Life Insurance Law, Media, Privacy and Defamation Law, Medicine and Law, Products Liability, Consumer Law, Professionals’, Officers’ and Directors’ Liability Law, Property Insurance Law, Insurance Regulation , Technology & Law, Title Insurance Litigation, Toxic Torts, Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Law, and Trial Techniques.


The first-place winner will receive $1,500 cash, plus free round-trip airfare, and weekend accommodations to attend the ABA Annual Meeting (airfare and hotel accommodations). The first-place winner’s essay will be considered for publication in the Tort Trial & Insurance Law Journal, and may appear in an upcoming issue. The first-place winner will be announced in an upcoming issue of The Brief, the Section’s magazine. The second-place winner will receive $500 cash and honorable mention in The Brief. The third-place winner will receive an honorable mention in The Brief.

Last year's winners:

First place: Whitney R. Mauldin, University of Tulsa, College of Law, "Good Business/Bad Faith: Why the Insurance Industry Should Adopt a Good Faith Model"

Second place: Erica L. Bedenbaugh, Charleston School of Law, "Punitive Damages No Puny Problem: The Threat of Multiple Punishments After Philip Morris v. Williams"

Third place: Jill M. Fraley, Yale Law School, " The Government Contractor Defense and Superior Orders in International Human Rights Law."

Download those papers here: http://www.abanet.org/tips/lawstudent/competition.html

Essays must not exceed 35 pages of double-spaced typed text, including footnotes. Only one essay is to be submitted for each entrant. Entrants should write essays in traditional law review style, presenting a scholarly discussion with full citation to authority in footnotes.

Papers should address an essay on a current topic in a legal area covered by one of the Section’s substantive law committees. The Section will interpret the scope of the subject broadly to ensure that the Competition affords the greatest degree of flexibility in writing on these subject areas.