Tuesday, September 14, 2010
The International Ombudsman Association is again sponsoring a contest to reward scholarship relevant to Organizational Ombuds. In the second IOA-sponsored writing competition, graduate and law students are invited to submit articles on the issue of how organizational ombudsmen can avoid being deemed as agents for notice.
The author of the winning article will receive a cash prize of $2,500 and an invitation to the IOA Annual Conference in April 2011 in Portland, OR to receive the award. IOA will provide registration, airfare and lodging for the conference. The winning article may also be published in the Journal of IOA. Submissions are due November 19, 2010.
The competition is based on a research library that provides several authorities with which to begin the analysis. Full competition information (and citations to the authorities) appears: here (pdf).
The winning paper from the first annual competition was: "An Ethical Privilege: The Case for a Statutory Privilege for the Organizational Ombuds," by Andrew Larratt-Smith, a student at UCLA Law School and the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University. His article appears at this link, at pages 54-64.