Student Writing Competition
DEADLINE: January 31, 2012 - Download the competition flyer here.
cutting-edge legal/law and society issue related to the conference theme:
Transformative Advocacy, Scholarship, and Praxis: Taking Our Pulse. Students
may either write about legal advocacy or praxis or their intersectionality with
2012 competition is open to all students currently enrolled in an ABA-
accredited law school during the 2011-2012 academic years. The student must be
a current J.D. candidate.
- $1,000 Cash Award
- All Expense Paid (airfare +
hotel + registration) to the 2012 People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference
at Cumberland School of Law, Birmingham, AL.
- First Place Award Plaque
presented during the awards ceremony.
- Special Works-in-Progress
panel for presentation of the article during the conference.
- Assistance and feedback on improving the paper for
- $500 Cash Award
- Second Place Award Plaque
should be a scholarly piece fit for publication in a law review. Entries should
follow standard footnote formatting, including Bluebook (19th edition) citation
form. All entries must be submitted
in English. Each entry should be no less than 20 pages and no more than 25
single-sided double-spaced pages with one-inch margins and 12-point Times New
should not include their name or the name of their school on the competition
paper itself. Instead, participants must submit a cover page indicating their
name, school, permanent address, and telephone number.
Entries containing endnotes or
including appendices or supplemental material will not be considered.
Published papers or papers
already accepted for publication are ineligible. Each student may submit only
one entry. Entries should be the sole work of the author and should not yet
have undergone editing by others. Editing includes any significant revision as
well as technical or substantive review of citations. Informal support, such as
general comments on preliminary drafts, is permitted.
All entries must be submitted
electronically in either Word or PDF format. The student is responsible for
confirming receipt of his/her submission. Technical errors on the student's end
will not be the basis for extending the submission deadline.
competition papers will undergo a blind review process from the writing
competition panel. Therefore, entrants should not include their name or the
name of their school on the competition paper itself. Instead, participants
must submit a cover page indicating their name, school, permanent address, and
QUESTIONS? Please contact Assistant Professor
M. Victoria Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or Linh K. Dai at Linh.Dai@asu.edu.