Chief Justice John B. Doolin Writing Competition

Deadline: 05/01/2013

Competition Website

Chief Justice John B. Doolin Writing Competition
John B. Doolin was appointed to the Oklahoma Supreme Court in 1972; he authorized the formation of the Sovereignty Symposium in 1988.
The Supreme Court of Oklahoma and the Sovereignty Symposium, Inc., as a part of the Sovereignty Symposium XXVII, June 4-5, 2014, Skirvin-Hilton Hotel, Oklahoma City, are sponsoring a law student writing competition, open to all students enrolled in an accredited law school in the United States, its territories or Canada.
The subject matter of the paper may be on any area of the law relating to Native Americans or other indigenous peoples.  First, second, and third prizes in the amounts of $750.00; $500.00; and $250.00 will be awarded. The winning entry will also be published in the 2014 Symposium compendium of materials.  Second and third place entries will be published if space permits. Entries must be received no later than March 31, 2014. Publication releases will be required prior to payment of prize money.
The submission requirements, formatting, length and grading requirements are found at All entries must conform to the Symposium standards. Entries that fail to do so in the opinion of the competition judges will be disqualified. For further information, contact Julie Rorie at (405) 556-9371, or email
The Symposium was established to provide a forum in which ideas concerning common legal issues may be exchanged in a scholarly, non-adversarial environment. The Oklahoma Supreme Court espouses no view on any of the issues or any of the positions taken by the participants.

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