American Bar Association
Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources
2018 Law Student Writing Competition: Energy Law (“Competition”)
Official Rules (“Rules”)
This Competition is sponsored by the Section of Environment, Energy, and
Resources (“Section”) of the American Bar Association (“ABA”), 321 N. Clark Street,
Chicago, IL 60654 (the “Sponsor”). The goal of the Competition is to encourage law students
to become involved in the Section, to attract students to the energy law practice field, and to
encourage scholarship in the field. Each entrant must follow the Rules of the Competition
The Competition is open to any law student who, at the time of entry, (1) is
enrolled in good standing in an ABA-accredited law school during the academic year of the
Competition, (2) is a legal resident of the United States, and (3) is at least 18 years old.
Directors, officers and employees of the ABA and their immediate family or household
members are not eligible.
Entries for the Competition should demonstrate original thought on a question of
legal and/or policy significance on any issue related to energy law. Submissions may
advocate a position, educate the reader, or analyze one or more cases. The decision of
whether a particular essay qualifies as to subject matter is entirely within the discretion of the
Read the full Competition Rules.