|Law StudentWriting Competition
Theme: Current Issues in Sports Law
Deadline for submissions: March 20, 2015
Submit papers to: mpomerene
Winning Authors to Receive:
*$5,000 will be awarded for first place selection and submission will be published in the Sports Lawyers Journal (subject to SLA’s editorial standards)
*$3,000 awarded for second place selection
*$2,000 awarded for third place selection
*All three finalists will receive a complimentary registration for the 2015 SLA Annual Meeting in Baltimore, May 14 – 16, at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, (recipients recognized and order of awards presented at the SLA Annual Meeting in Baltimore). Winners need not be present at the announcement.
* Winners are solely responsible for taxes on their prize winnings and must provide a social security number for tax reporting purposes.
Criteria and Submission Instructions:
* Choose a current issue in Sports Law and Advocate a position.
*Each entry is limited to 3,000 words maximum, not including title of reasonable length (footnotes and references included).
*Must be submitted in Microsoft Word or equivalent Google Documents file format, via email to Melissa Pomerene, with subject line “SLA Writing Competition”.
*Each entrant must be a current law student enrolled at an ABA accredited law School, US resident 18 years of age or older, and member in good standing of the Sports Lawyers Association. LLM candidates are not eligible.
*Paper(s) must be received by March 20, 2015 at 5 pm Pacific time (no exceptions).
*Entrant warrants that the submitted entry is original and unpublished.
*Co-authorship of a manuscript is not permitted in the contest.
*Each author may submit only one entry.
*Previous winners and/or finalists are ineligible.
The entries will be judged anonymously by members of the SLA Writing Competition Committee. Entries will be judged on the following criteria:
1.Creativity and clarity of the submission
3. Quality of the analysis and research, including supporting references
4. Grammar, syntax, and form that support a scholarly submission
All decisions of the judges are final.
Consent For Release:
The writing competition is open to current law student members of the Sports Lawyers Association aged 18 or older who reside in the United States of America. By submitting an entry, each entrant warrants that his or her entry is original and unpublished, and grants to the Sports Lawyers Association an irrevocable license to reproduce and publish the entry in any medium, as well as an irrevocable license to use the entrant’s name, likeness, and other personal information (hometown, law school attended, class year, etc.) in any medium, for the purpose of promoting the Writing Competition and/or the SLA.
Contact the Sports Lawyers Association at:
Sports Lawyers Association
12100 Sunset Hills Road, Suite 130
Reston, VA 20190
703-437-4377 ext. 4085, 4070 or 4071
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