Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Copyright ($600 & $250 each school participating ) ($3,000 - $2,000 - $1,000 - national)

2010 Nathan Burkan Memorial Competition

50 pages or less; all papers must strictly comply with the contest requirements.

"Subsequent to entry in the Competition, papers may be published in scholarly journals, provided their entry in the Competition is duly noted."

At each participating law school: $600 (1st place); $250 (2nd place)
National Competition: $3,000 (1st) $2,000 (2nd); $1,000 (3rd)

Winning papers must be certified by the Dean of the Law School to the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) by June 30, 2010


Did you know that Nathan Burkan represented Mae West, Charlie Chaplin and others? He also zealously represented ASCAP in its infancy.

Image source: blog entry summarizing Nathan Burkan's work

Jstor article, discussing the 10th annual Nathan Burkan Memorial Competition (1960): http://www.jstor.org/stable/892302?seq=1