Open to all law students who are at the time of entry, (a) enrolled in a law school that is
at the time of entry, ABA Accredited, (b) members of the ABA and the Forum, (c) at
least 21 years old, and (d) U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents. Employees of the
ABA, its respective affiliates, and immediate family or household members of such
employees are not eligible for the Competition.
Entries should address any legal issue regarding affordable housing and/or community
- Entries must be original, unpublished work. Any relevant article or essay may be
submitted for the competition, including writing submitted for academic credit.
Submissions must not have been previously published in any media. Only one
essay, per competition theme, may be submitted by each entrant. Failure to submit
an original essay will result in disqualification and selection of a new winner. Entries
should be between 25-50 double-spaced pages, with 1-inch margins, in Times New
Roman, 12 pt. size Font. Articles should include footnotes in Bluebook format (single
spaced in Times New Roman, 10 pt. size font and which shall count towards the
- There is no entry form of any kind. Entries should be submitted in Word format. All
author-identifying information should be removed from the entry.
- A separate title page should be attached and must contain the entry’s title, the
student’s name, law school and expected graduation year, and the student’s contact
information including mailing address, phone number(s), and email address.
- Entries must be submitted by e-mail to the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of
Affordable Housing and Community Development Law (the “Journal”), Michael T.
Iglesias, firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 11:59 PM Central Time, on March 3,
2018. The Sponsor is not responsible for errors or for lost, late, or misdirected email,
or telecommunication or hardware or software failures, including by reason of any
bug or computer virus or other failure.
A single winning entry, as judged by the selection committee, will be eligible to receive a
prize of (a) a $1,000 cash prize and (b) up to $1,000 reimbursement for hotel (Mandarin
Oriental Hotel) and transportation expenses (not to exceed $500) to attend the Forum’s
Annual Conference occurring May 23-25, 2018, in Washington, D.C.* The Sponsor may
substitute a prize of equal or greater value in its sole discretion. Prizes are nontransferable
and cannot be substituted by the winner. Cash equivalent for prizes is not
available. Winners will be solely responsible for reporting and payment of all taxes
(federal, state, local or other) on prizes, which will include the value of any
accommodations and airfare.
Winners will be required to complete a W-9, affidavit of
eligibility, tax acknowledgment and liability release for tax purposes. All forms must be completed and returned via email to Dawn R. Holiday at email@example.com within 15 business days of receipt, or prizes will beconsidered forfeited and another winner may be named. The decision of the Sponsor,
including the judging committee is fina’