July 14, 2017.
The Committee on Animals and the Law of the New York State Bar Association announces the Eighth Annual Student Writing Competition
that was established to provide information resources for the New York State Bar Association's members and the public about non-human, animal-related humane issues, which arise from and have an effect upon our legal system. This competition seeks to foster legal scholarship among law students in the area of animals and the law.
Any topic on Animal Law.
Student currently enrolled (full-time or part-time) in an ABA-accredited law school. Students expecting to receive their degree in 2017 are eligible for consideration. The submission must be written by one and only one student. No paper that has been previously published in any form shall be considered and only one submission per entrant will be accepted.
: Written submissions will be judged based on quality, clarity, originality, and organization.
- First place winner - $1,000 and a certificate of achievement
- Second place winner - $500 and a certificate of achievement
The Committee reserves the right to offer the winners (and other entrants), in the Committee's discretion, the opportunity to publish his/her paper in the Committee's Laws & Paws
RULES AND SUBMISSION
for the full Competition Rules and how to submit an article.