Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory or Administrative Law
The author of the winning paper in each category (lawyer and law student) will receive a cash prize of $1,500. The winning papers will receive special recognition at the 2018 ACS National Convention, on the ACS website, and potentially through other means agreed upon by the authors and ACS.
Deadline: The submission period for the 2018 Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law is now open. All submissions must be submitted to Cudahy@acslaw.org by Sunday February 4, 2018.
Eligibility: The competition is open to all lawyers and law students. Practicing lawyers, policymakers, academics, and law students all are encouraged to participate. Coauthored submissions are eligible and if selected, the coauthors will share the prize. Submissions must be original academic works that are either unpublished or published no more than one year prior to the competition deadline (specifically, not before January 2017). If a submission has been published or accepted for publication, the author should include written consent from the journal to make sure it will consent to ACS posting the publication on its website, with appropriate attribution.
Content: Submissions should be related to American regulatory or administrative law, broadly construed. Appropriate subjects include empirical or comparative analyses of the effectiveness of specific regulatory regimes or deregulation; doctrinal investigations of the development of administrative law rules or principles by courts and administrative agencies and the effects of that development; and normative analyses of how particular regulatory or administrative regimes or deregulation advance or fail to advance values of fairness, participation, and transparency.
Format: A wide range of formats are eligible and encouraged, from traditional full-length law review articles to less academic, lightly-cited essays written to be accessible to a wide audience. Entries submitted must be in Word format and any citations in submissions should appear in footnotes, not endnotes. Submissions should be less than 25,000 words, not including footnotes. Shorter submissions are strongly encouraged.
Judging Process: All submissions will go through an initial screening process. Finalists from that process will be reviewed by the panel of judges. Submissions will be judged on their depth of analysis, quality of writing, readiness for publication, originality (in topic selection and treatment), and thoroughness of research. The winners will be announced at the 2018 ACS National Convention.
2018 Judging Panel:
• Jack M. Beermann, Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law
• Hon. David Hamilton, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
• Jeffrey P. Kehne, former Principal, Hill & Kehne LLP
• Hon. Paul Oetken, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
• Amy Widman, Associate Professor of Law, Northern Illinois University College of Law
• Allison M. Zieve, Director, Public Citizen Litigation Group
Award: The author of the winning paper in each category (lawyer and law student) will receive a cash prize of $1,500. The winning papers will receive special recognition at the 2018 ACS National Convention, on the ACS website, and potentially through other means agreed upon by the authors and ACS. For example, ACS’s two journals, the Harvard Law and Policy Review (HLPR) and Advance, will consider publication of appropriate pieces that meet their word limit guidelines (under 10,000 words for HLPR and under 5,000 words for Advance).