2017 Family Law Writing Competition

DEADLINE: Submissions must be received by February 1, 2017.

Hofstra Law and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) are sponsoring the seventh annual Family Law Writing Competition. The competition is run in cooperation with the editorial staff of the Family Court Review, which is the academic and research journal of AFCC. The Family Court Review is an interdisciplinary and international journal published quarterly by Wiley and in cooperation with the Center for Children, Families, and the Law at Hofstra Law. The Family Court Review contributes to and facilitates discourse among the judicial, legal, mediation, and mental health and social services communities.
 
TOPICS
The subject of entries may be within any area of family law, although topics that focus on international or interdisciplinary subjects of family law are especially encouraged. Articles should concentrate on a current legal issue and must have a strong foundation in legal research. Use of interdisciplinary sources may also be appropriate for many topics.
 
AWARDS
First prize -
  • $500 cash prize courtesy of the Center for Children, Families and the Law at Hofstra Law
  • Certificate of recognition as first-place winner
  • Consideration for publication of the article in the Family Court Review
  • Letter to the dean of the student's law school
  • One-year complimentary AFCC student membership, including a one-year subscription to the Family Court Review
OR
  • Complimentary conference registration to AFCC's 54th Annual Conference, held May 31-June 3, 2017, in Boston (does not include hotel, transportation and food)
Honorable Mention (Up to two)
  • $250 cash prize courtesy of the Center for Children, Families and the Law at Hofstra Law
  • Certificate of recognition as the honorable-mention winner
  • Consideration for publication of the article in the Family Court Review
  • Letter to the dean of the student's law school
 
MORE INFORMATION AND SUBMISSION

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E-mail your submission in either Microsoft Word or a PDF document format to the Family Court Review at fcr@hofstra.edu. Hard copies are not permissible.
 
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