Saturday, December 20, 2008

You Tube Video or Short Essay on Gender Diversity - Open to Young Lawyers (broadly defined) and Law Students -- 12/31/08, $500

(this contest was posted previously on this blog, at this link).

The contest is open to
(a) law students – all law students attending an ABA-accredited law school; and
(b) young lawyers – lawyers under 36 years old or admitted to practice for less than 5 years.


1. There will be one YouTube video winner and one essay winner in each category of law students and young lawyers.

2. Each winner will be presented with a $500 honorarium.

Videos: YouTube video entries are limited to three (3) minutes in length and must be uploaded to the YouTube contest submission site at Nothing in the videos shall identify the entrant. In addition to uploading the video to YouTube, the entrant must submit the online entry form below. A copy of the video also must be sent to: ABA Commission on Women in the Profession - YouTube; 321 N. Clark Street - 18th Floor; Chicago, IL 60654. Burn the video file onto a CD or DVD in WMV or RealMedia format. If you have any problem with the format, contact Barbara Leff at Incomplete entries are void.

Essays: Essay entries must be submitted online as a Microsoft Word document no more than 600 words (actual text) or six (6) pages in length, double spaced, Times New Roman font, 12 point, with 1-inch top, bottom, and side margins. Footnotes are prohibited. Essays must be uploaded below. In addition to uploading the essay, the entrant must submit the online entry form below. Incomplete entries are void.

Deadline (on-line submissions): Entries must be submitted by 12:00 p.m. Central Time on December 31, 2008. Entries submitted after that time will not be accepted.

Image: wikipedia commons, Rosie the Riveter