Saturday, February 21, 2009

Child Law; June 1, 2009; $1,000 and publication

2009 Law Student Essay Competition

The National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC) will accept essays for the 2009 Law Student Essay Competition until June 1, 2009. The winning essay will be published in the 2009 Children's Law Manual, and the winner will be given $1,000, a one-year NACC membership and a scholarship to the 2009 conference in New York. Essays will be evaluated on the importance of the topic to advancing the legal interests of children, originality, persuasiveness, and the quality of research and writing. Essay topics of national importance are given preference.

Essays must be received by June 1, 2009. Essays may be submitted electronically to: or by mail to:

NACC Student Essay Competition
1825 Marion Street, Suite 242
Denver, Colorado 80218

Recent Winners

2008 - Ensuring Equal Access to Education: Ending Racial Isolation in Public Schools in Light of Parents v. Seattle School District No. 1 by Manali Shah
2007– Prevention and Rehabilitation of Youth Who Commit Sexual Offenses: The Importance of an Inter-Agency Approach by Andrea Randisi, UC Davis School of Law.
Honorable Mention - Making Miranda Protections Meaningful for Suspects with Cognitive Limitations by Amy Weiner, Harvard Law

For more information, follow: this link.

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