The Committee on Animals and the Law of the New York State Bar Association is very pleased to announce the Second Annual Student Writing Competition. The deadline for submission is June 15, 2009.
The Committee on Animals and the Law was established to provide information resources for the New York State Bar Association’s members and the public about non-human, animal related humane issues, which arise from and have an effect upon our legal system. This competition seeks to foster legal scholarship among law students in the area of animals and the law. This competition provides law students with an incentive and opportunity to learn more about this area of law.
Law students (which include J.D., L.L.M., Ph.D., and S.J.D. candidates) are invited to submit to the Committee on Animals and the Law an article concerning any area of animal law. All submissions will be reviewed by a panel of attorneys and other professionals practicing or otherwise involved in animal law. The winner will be chosen in accordance with the attached rules. The first place winner will receive $1,000 and a certificate of achievement. The second place winner will receive $500 and a certificate of achievement.
Full contest rules appear here (pdf).
Photo by Jeff Vanuga, 2002; cattle grazing shortgrass rangeland in northern (Larimer County) Colorado. Courtesy of NRCS Photo Gallery.