Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Land Use $2,500 and publication in ABA's Urban Lawyer; $1,000; $250 June 8, 2009

Sponsored by the Planning & Law Division of the American Planning Association

26th annual Smith-Babcock-Williams Student Writing competition

Open to law students and to graduate level planning students with a focus on land use, local government or environmental law.

First place: $2,500 and publication
Second place: $1,000
Honorable mention: $250 (up to two)

Deadline June 8, 2009 for submission of essays, of 45 pages or less.

See earlier Legal Writing Competitions blog entry here.

Sample winning essays from competitions of earlier years include (from the competition website):

Michael Kruse, "Constructing the Special Theater Subdistrict: Culture, Politics, and Economics in the Creation of Transferable Development Rights" New York University School of Law).

Adam Lovelady, "Broadened Notions of Historic Preservation and the Role of Neighborhood Conservation Districts"(University of Virginia School of Law).

Emily Stubbs, "Powerful Tool or Insurmountable Obstacle: The Relationship Between Eminent Domain and the Affordable Housing Crisis," (J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University).

Melaina Jobs, "Tax Incentives for Historic Preservation Easement Donations: A Review of New Reforms Under the Pension Protection Act of 2006," (University of Connecticut School of Law).

Additional winning titles appear: here.