April 02, 2007
Ginsburg Essay Contest Entries Being Accepted
The Philadelphia Bar Association has announced the Fifth Annual Legal Writing Competition in honor of the Hon. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
In so doing, the Bar Association recognizes the importance of excellence in legal analysis and writing skills, and seeks to award a student enrolled in a Philadelphia-area law school for authoring a top-quality competition submission.
This competition is open to full- and part-time law students who are in their second or third year of study during the 2006-07 academic year at one of the following five institutions: University of Pennsylvania School of Law, The State University of New Jersey, Rutgers (Camden) School of Law, Temple University Beasley School of Law, Villanova University School of Law and Widener University School of Law (Delaware Campus). Students must be in good standing at their institutions. The submission may not have been published previously, although it may have been prepared in connection with a law school course. The submission also may not have been submitted for any other competition during the time when it is under consideration for this competition, until after the time when awards are announced. The submission must be the work of one author alone (joint submissions will not be considered), and the author must certify that the submission has been prepared without substantial editing from others.
Candidates may submit a law review-quality submission on any topic relating to rights, privileges and responsibilities under federal law.
The author of the first-place submission will receive a cash award of $2,500, the publication of the winning submission in The Philadelphia Lawyer magazine, on the Bar Association's Web site and/or in an appropriate Bar Association publication. The winner of the First Place award will be invited to the Bar's October Quarterly Meeting, at which time the award will be presented.
Mail entries to the Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg "Pursuit of Justice Legal Writing Competition," c/o Dawn Burger, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St., 11th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2911.
The deadline for entries is Monday, April 30.