July 23, 2014
Ginsburg Essay Entry Deadline is October 3
Entries are now being accepted for the Philadelphia Bar Association's 2014 Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Pursuit of Justice Legal Writing Competition.
Candidates may submit a law review quality submission on any topic relating to rights, privileges and responsibilities under federal law. The Bar Association recognizes the importance of excellence in legal analysis and writing skills, and seeks to award a student enrolled in an American Bar Association-approved or provisionally approved Philadelphia-area law school for authoring a top-quality competition submission. Entries must be received by Friday, October 3 at 4 p.m.
This competition is open to full- and part-time law students who are in their second or third year of study during the 2013-14 academic year at one of the following six institutions: Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Rutgers University School of Law – Camden, Temple University Beasley School of Law, Villanova University School of Law and Widener University School of Law (Delaware Campus). Part-time law students in their third or later year of study are also eligible. 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 or for a law journal. 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.
The chair of the competition is Thomas H. Chiacchio, Jr.
The author of the winning submission will receive a cash award of $2,500, and have the essay published in The Philadelphia Lawyer magazine, on the Bar Association's website and/or in an appropriate Bar Association publication. The winner will be invited to the Annual Meeting of the Bar Association, at which time the award will be presented.
Must be submitted in electronic form via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org unless submission of a hard copy is requested and approved. Requests for submission of a hard copy should be made by e-mailing email@example.com or by calling (215) 238-6367.CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE COMPETITION RULES