Monday, February 13, 2012

Criminal Law Essay, open to undergraduates - deadline March 31, 2012

Criminal Legal Writing Competition
Hebets & McCallin, a premier criminal defense firm located in Denver, Colorado is hosting this competition. Our firm is hosting this competition to encourage undergraduate students to think about careers in criminal law. Entrants are asked to submit an essay on a topic related to criminal law. Winners will receive a cash prize, and recognition that can help their future resume. Below is a list of exact terms and conditions of the contest
Official Contest Rules
1) No purchase necessary. Contestants may enter the Contest by submitting an original essay on the criminal law topic of Contestant’s choice. As part of Contestant’s entry the Contestant must provide his or her first and last name, date of birth, mailing address, and email address.

2) Contestants must be 18 years of age or older to enter. There is no limit on the number of entries each Contestant may submit. Each entry must have a title and must follow the following rules: The essay must be submitted as an attachment to an email and saved in Microsoft Word format. The essay must be emailed to with the essay attached. Each essay must include entrant’s full name in the upper right-hand corner of each page.

All essays must be received no later than March 31st, 2012, to be eligible for the contest.

3) Essays must be original and must not infringe or violate any law or the legal or equitable right of any person or entity, nor contain material that infringes or violates any personal property rights of others or that constitutes defamation, invasion of privacy, an infringement of the intellectual property rights of any third person, or is otherwise unlawful. By submitting an essay, each Contestant acknowledges his or her understanding of and compliance with these rules.

Hebets & McCallin reserves the right to disqualify any entry deemed inappropriate for publication, at their discretion. Essays will be judged by a judging panel. The decisions of the judges will be final.

4) One Contestant will win $150 for the first-prize winning essay, and another Contestant will win $50 for the second-prize winning essay. Additionally there will be 5 Contestants that will receive honorable mentions, but not cash prizes. Any entry, whether winning or not, may be published by Hebets & McCallin.

5) The likelihood of winning will depend upon the quality of all other entries as judged by the judging panel. Prizes are nontransferable. Competition is void where prohibited or restricted by law. Winners will be solely responsible for any federal, state or local taxes.

6) All essays and all rights to their publication become the property of Hebets & McCallin, which may use, edit and excerpt these entries for promotional or any other purpose, including placing them online (e.g., on without attribution or compensation, additional or otherwise. Hebets & McCallin reserve the right to use prize winners’ names in any advertising or promotional materials relating to this competition without further notification, permission, or compensation to the winners.

7) Winners will be selected during the month of April, 2012, and will be notified by email. Winners will also be posted online at For the names of winners, send a separate, stamped self-addressed envelope by the end of June, 2012, to: Hebets & McCallin, 1777 S. Harrison St., Ste. 310, Denver, CO 80210. Requests received after June 30th, 2012, will not be answered.