College of Workers Compensation Lawyers Law Student Writing Competition

Deadline: 
Monday, January 15, 2018
Award Amount: 

First prize - $2,000 (An additional $1,000 to the winner's law school scholarship fund)
Second prize - $1,500
Third prize - $1,000


The scope of permissible topics is brought, i. e., any aspect of workers’ compensation law. Students are encouraged to present:

a public policy issue;
a critique of a leading case or doctrine; or
a comment on a statute or the need for a statutory modification.

1. Articles must be original from the applicant and limited to one entry. Articles must not presently be under consideration for any other publication or written as part of paid employment.

2. All articles are to be submitted in the following format:

Submitted by e-mail (no author name in body of article, only in cover letter to susan.wan@cwclawyers.org  (Please reference "Writing Competition" in the subject line);
All articles are to be submitted by January 15, 2018;
Double-spaced, on 8-1/2 inch X 11 inch paper, 1 inch margins;
Entries should be between 10 and 20 pages in length (including footnotes);
Citations are to conform to "A Uniform System of Citation" (The Bluebook).
3. If published by the College, the articles become the property of the College. No submitted article may be published elsewhere until after announcement of the winners of the competition. Announcement of the winners will be made at least 30 days in advance of the Annual College Induction Dinner, Spring 2018.

4. Include a cover letter with your entry stating your name, mailing address and phone number (both school and permanent), name of school and year of graduation.

5. Applicant must be currently enrolled in an accredited law school or submit entry within a year of graduation.