2013 ABA Forum on the Construction Industry's Student Writing Competition

Articles may now be submitted for the 2013 ABA Forum on the Construction Industry’s Student Writing Competition. The competition is open to all law students in good standing and attending an ABA accredited law school in 2013. Students may submit articles on any topic related to construction law. The format of the articles should resemble the articles published in either of the Forum's two publications, The Construction Lawyer (law journal format with guidelines in the Complete Rules link below) and Under Construction (newsletter format with articles of 1000-2000 words).

Senior ABA Forum members will judge the submissions. Criteria for selection include creativity, clarity and precision of writing, strength of argument, novelty of subject, and quality of research. The author of the first place submission receives: a cash prize of $2,000; travel expenses and registration to attend the next annual meeting of the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry (where a first prize plaque will be presented); a one-year membership in the Forum and recognition in both the Forum newsletter, Under Construction, and on the Forum's website. In addition to the first place winner, one or more authors may be judged a finalist and recognized with a plaque and in Forum publications.

Submissions from the Competition winner and finalists will be considered for publication in either The Construction Lawyer or Under Construction.

The deadline for submission of articles for the 2013 competition is December 31, 2013. All articles shall be submitted to Bridget Miller (Bridget.Miller@americanbar.org) and Marilyn Klinger (marilyn.klinger@sedgwicklaw.com) by email in Word format.

Complete Rules are available on the ABA website.


Submitted by Academic Affairs on October 29, 2013

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