The University Of Oklahoma College of Law (UOCL) Writing Competition

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The University Of Oklahoma College of Law (UOCL) Writing Competition

Brief Description

The University Of Oklahoma College Of Law is pleased to announce its annual writing competition for 2017. The competition is open to students who are enrolled in J.D graduate law programs at accredited law schools. It is dedicated to teaching and learning, research and service in the pursuit of law and justice as its students incorporate their legal training in preparation for the practice of law, judicial service and other leadership positions in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world. The first place, second place, third place winners will receive $1,000, $500, and receives $250 respectively.

The University Of Oklahoma College Of Law is one of the great public law schools in the nation with small sections and class sizes that encourage a strong sense of community, accomplished faculty who boast international expertise and a state-of-the-art facility featuring study rooms, courtrooms, and classrooms equipped with the latest technology.

Eligibility:

To be eligible for writing competition a candidate must follow the given criteria:

  • The competition is open to students enrolled in J.D. or graduate law programs at accredited law schools in the United States and Canada.
  • Editors of the American Indian Law Review are not eligible to compete.

How to Apply:

To be entering in the contest, the candidates must write Papers that will be accepted on any issue concerning American Indian law or indigenous peoples.  However, topics recently published in the American Indian Law Review will not be favored.

Paper Guidelines:

  • Entries must be a minimum of 20 double-spaced pages in length and a maximum of 50 double-spaced pages in length excluding footnotes or endnotes.
  • All citations should conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation(20th ed.).
  • The body of the email must contain the author’s name, social security number, and school expected a year of graduation, current address, permanent address, and email address.  Inquiries may be replied to by email.
  • No identifying marks (name, school, etc.) should appear on the paper itself.
  • All entries must have only one author. Entries must be unpublished, not currently submitted for publication elsewhere, and not currently entered in other writing competitions.
  • Papers entered in the American Indian Law Review writing competition may not be submitted for consideration to any other publication until such time as winning entrants are announced.
  • Any entries not fully in accord with required form will be ineligible for consideration.

Submitting Details: 

The candidates can send the completed application by email or postal address. Although email submissions are preferred, hard-copies are acceptable.

  • Email: mwaters-at-ou.edu
  • The complete application can be postmarked at:

AILR Writing Competition,

American Indian Law Review,

300 Timberdell Road, Norman, OK 73019

Financial Aid and Award Money:

  • The first place winner receives $1,000
  • The second place winner receives $500
  • The third place winner receives $250
  • Each of the three winning authors will also be awarded an eBook copy of Felix S. Cohen’s Handbook of Federal Indian Law, provided by LexisNexis.

Application Deadline:

You must complete and submit the contest application by the deadline Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

Link for More Information:

https://www.law.ou.edu/content/writing-competition

 

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