Saturday, February 28, 2009

Criminal Justice; April 24, 2009; $2,000

The 2009 William W. Greenhalgh Writing Competition (Deadline: April 24 )

From the compettion flyer (pdf):

ELIGIBILITY: The contest is open to all students who are members of the American Bar Association and who, at the date the entry is submitted, attend and are in good standing at an ABA-accredited law school within the United States and its possessions. Membership in the Criminal Justice Section is not a requirement for eligibility.

TOPIC: Any timely and important issue of American criminal constitutional procedure of interest to practitioners of criminal law.

JUDGING: A winning entry will contain an original discussion of the issue chosen, will be substantively accurate, will be supported by citations, and will be grammatically correct, concise, and clearly written. The Section reserves the right not to award a prize if, in the judgment of the editorial board of the magazine, no entry meets these conditions. The decision of the editorial board will be final.

PRIZE: The winner will receive a $2,000 cash prize and free airfare and accommodations to attend a Section meeting at which the award will be presented. In addition, the winner’s law school will receive a plaque from the ABA’s Criminal Justice Section. At the discretion of the editorial board, the winning entry may be selected for publication in Criminal Justice magazine, subject to editing.

ALL ENTRANTS: Receive one year’s free full membership in the Criminal Justice Section.

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