Sunday, April 17, 2011

Customs & Trade Law $1,000 (1st); $500 (2d); May 23, 2011 deadline

The Thirteenth Annual Andrew P. Vance Memorial Writing Competition
Sponsored by the Customs and International Trade Bar Association and Brooklyn Law School

The Competition
The Customs and International Trade Bar Association (CITBA) and Brooklyn Law School (BLS) are sponsoring this Writing Competition to encourage law students who are interested in careers in customs and international trade law. Winning papers will be considered for publication in the Brooklyn Journal of International Law.

Entrants must be currently enrolled in a J.D. or L.L.M. program at any of the nation’s law schools.

Paper Requirements
Submissions should be typewritten, double-spaced on 8 ½ x 11 inch paper. The paper shall not exceed 40 pages in length, including footnotes. Papers must include footnotes, not endnotes. Papers should be in 12pt. Times Roman font and have one-inch margins (right, left, top, and bottom). Noncompliance with these requirements may affect evaluation or result in disqualification. Please include the following on the cover sheet of your paper:

* Full name, address and telephone number
* Law school and year
* Date of submission of paper

Papers must be electronically submitted to Professor Steven Dean at, no later than May 23, 2011.

A committee of practicing attorneys and professors with relevant expertise will judge the papers. The following factors will be considered:

* Legal analysis
* Thoroughness and depth of topic
* Evaluation of judicial precedents, statutes, and regulations
* Writing style
* Form and quality of citations
* Conformity with rules of competition

Two prizes will be awarded:
$1,000.00 first prize
$500.00 second prize

Awards will be presented at the CITBA's semi-annual dinner in the fall.

An in-depth analysis of a current issue relevant to customs and international trade law.

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