ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources – Endangered Species Writing Competition

Deadline: 04/13/2015

Competition Website

The Endangered Species Committee is please to announce the 2015 Law Student Writing Competition–Endangered Species.

Submission Deadline: April 13, 2015

Theme: Paper should demonstrate original thought on a question of legal and/or policy significance on any issue related to species conservation law, including endangered and threatened species, biodiversity, habitat conservation, and similar themes. Essays should conform to the theme of the competition. Submissions may advocate a position, educate the reader, or analyze one or more cases.

View the Endangered Species Topic- Writing Competition Rules

Submission Requirements: All submissions must be the original work of the entrant. 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. (More details.)

Eligibility: The competition is open to any student enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school during the academic year of the competition who is a legal resident of the United States. Directors, officers and employees of the ABA and their immediate family or household members are not eligible.

Prizes: For each competition theme, the first place winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize, the second place winner will receive $750, and the third place winner will receive $500. The winners will be announced in e-News, the Section’s monthly electronic newsletter, as well as on the Section’s website. The three winning essays will be posted on the Section’s website in a pdf format. Abstracts of the winning essays will appear in an upcoming issue of the Section’s Endangered Species Committee Newsletter. The newsletter will link to the full version of the essay and will also include short biographies of the winning authors. Winners must submit a completed W-9 to receive their cash prize. The full fair market value of the prize will be reported on a 1099. Winners are responsible for all taxes in connection with receiving a prize.

Deadline for Submissions: Entries must be submitted by e-mail on or before Monday, April 13, 2015, by 11:59 p.m. (central).

Questions? Please contact Cristina Vautier at (312) 988-5625 or Cristina.Vautier@americanbar.org

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