American Bar Association Business Law Section Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest

Deadline: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Award Amount: 

First Place: $2,500 cash prize plus an all-expense paid trip to the 2018 Business Law Section Spring Meeting.

Second Place: $1,000 cash prize plus an all-expense paid trip to the 2018 Business Law Section Spring Meeting.

Third Place: $500 cash prize plus an all-expense paid trip to the 2018 Business Law Section Spring Meeting. 


Entrant Criteria:

Author of the paper must be a student enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school’s J.D. program, in good standing, at the time of submission (submissions for the 2017-2018 Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest will be accepted starting on November 1).
A student does not need to be a member of the Business Law Section to enter the contest.

Submission Criteria:

Papers must be written in 2017-2018 or the current academic year.
The paper may be specifically prepared for this contest; submitted in a class, seminar, or as an independent study; or a proposed law review/journal note, comment or article.
Papers submitted are normally 20-30 pages long, but in any event should not exceed 100 pages of double-spaced typed text, including footnotes.
Papers that have been submitted to or published by a student publication are acceptable for submission to the contest. The submission entry form must indicate to which publications the work has been submitted and if it has been published.