Hogan/Smoger Access To Justice Essay Contest
Are Recent Supreme Court Preemption Decisions Consistent with the 7th Amendment?
Prize: $5,000 Cash Prize
Any student currently enrolled in an accredited American law school may enroll in the contest. Each entry must be submitted through a faculty adviser. All entrants must fill out and submit the "intent-to-enter" form by February 28, 2014. To download the intent-to-enter form, visit our website www.publicjustice.net.
The intent-to-enter form must have the entrant’s current contact information, in particular a phone number and e-mail address, as the communications between the Public Justice Foundation and the applicant will be conducted primarily by phone and e-mail.
Intent-to-enter forms can be submitted via mail, fax, or e-mail to:
Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Contest
Public Justice Foundation
Attention: Kate Hudkins
1825 K Street, NW, Suite 200
Washington, D.C. 20006
Essays must be received by the Public Justice Foundation for national judging no later than March 31, 2014.
ELIGIBILITY OF ESSAY
If the essay is prepared for academic credit, it is eligible only if submitted for credit during the 2013-2014 academic year. If the essay was neither prepared nor submitted for academic credit, it is eligible only if prepared for this contest during the 2013-2014 academic year. If the essay was prepared as part of paid legal work outside of law school, it is not eligible for this contest.
Students must also submit an abstract (limited to 100 words) describing the paper. Please include name, address, law school and phone number on the abstract. The author’s name and law school must NOT appear anywhere in the essay other than on the cover page and abstract.
Applicants MUST submit BOTH
HARD COPY AND ELECTRONIC COPY OF THE ESSAY
AND THE ABSTRACT.
E-mail the essay and abstract in a Microsoft Word format. A hard copy (typed) should be mailed to the Public Justice Foundation at the aforementioned address. The pages of the hard copy must be firmly fastened together with a cover page which must contain the following information:
-Title of Essay (The title of the essay must appear at the top of the first page of the essay)
-Author’s year in law school and expected graduation date
-Law school name and address
-Date submitted for academic credit, if so submitted
-Author’s permanent and school addresses and phone numbers (IMPORTANT: indicate effective dates for all addresses)
-Sponsoring faculty member name and phone number
Essays must not exceed 50 pages of 8½ by 11-inch paper, double-spaced, excluding footnotes.
Essays must have only one author. Joint essays will not be accepted.
Essays will not be returned to the authors, and the judges' comments and evaluations will not be provided to the applicants. The Public Justice Foundation reserves the non-exclusive right to publish in hard-copy all or part of the essay or abstract at its discretion.
COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE PUBLIC JUSTICE FOUNDATION AND THE APPLICANTS
Any questions, clarifications, or requests from the applicant should be communicated to Kate Hudkins at 202-797-8600 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate "Access to Justice Essay Contest" in the subject line if sending via e-mail.
Essay Contest Rules and Criteria:
Intent-to -Enter Form:
Hogan/Smoger Essay Contest Poster: