Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts (PMC) is inaugurating a writing competition for 2L, 3L and 4L students on a topic central to the organization’s mission: “How to Modernize Pennsylvania’s Courts.” The competition is open students from each school in the Greater Philadelphia Area Law Schools and the law schools at the University of Pittsburgh and Duquesne. The papers will be due by February 3, 2017. The winning student will receive a $5000 prize and be honored at a reception in Philadelphia in the spring.
“HOW CAN WE MODERNIZE PENNSYLVANIA’S COURTS?”
APPLICANTS: 2L or 3L STUDENTS FROM THE GREATER PHILADELPHIA AREA LAW SCHOOLS, UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH AND DUQUESNE
TOPIC: STUDENTS MUST SUBMIT AN ORIGINAL PAPER OF BETWEEN 2300 AND 2700 WORDS IN WHICH THEY EXAMINE ONE ASPECT OF PENNSYLVANIA’S JUDICIAL SYSTEM AND PROPOSE A NOVEL APPROACH TO MODERNIZING AND/OR REFORMING IT. ALL ESSAYS SHOULD INCLUDE CITATIONS.
JUDGES: MEMBERS OF THE PMC ADVISORY BOARD
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 3, 2017
AWARD: $5000 PRIZE PRESENTED AT A RECEPTION IN PHILADELPHIA IN THE SPRING. TRAVEL EXPENSES WILL BE PROVIDED.