Monday, November 17, 2008

Legal Ethics, Civility, Professionalism $5,000 and publication

Legal Ethics, Civility, Professionalism $5,000 and publication

The Warren E. Burger Writing Competition is designed to encourage outstanding scholarship that “promotes the ideals of excellence, civility, ethics and professionalism within the legal profession,” the core mission of the American Inns of Court. The American Inns of Court invites judges, lawyers, professors, students, scholars and other authors to participate in the competition by submitting an original, unpublished essay of 10,000 to 25,000 words on a topic of their choice addressing issues of legal excellence, civility, ethics and professionalism.

The judges for the competition are Professor Stephen Gillers, Chair, Emily Kempin Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law; Professor Geoffrey C. Hazard, Jr., Trustee Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School; Professor Nancy J. Moore, Boston University School of Law; and, Professor Robert M. Wilcox, Director of the Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough Center on Professionalism at the University of South Carolina School of Law.

The author of the winning submission will receive a cash prize of $5,000 and the winning essay will be published in the South Carolina Law Review. The Warren E. Burger Prize will be presented to the author at the American Inns of Court annual Celebration of Excellence at the United States Supreme Court October 17, 2009.

The 2009 Burger Competition Rules will be posted to the Web shortly. When it is available just fill in the PDF form and save on your computer, print and include the completed form with your materials by June 15, 2009.

For more information, click: here.