State Bar of Wisconsin, Sports & Entertainment Law Section Writing Competition

Summary: The State Bar of Wisconsin's Sports & Entertainment Law Section ("Section") announces the creation of an Annual Writing Competition. The purpose of the competition is to recognize excellent scholarly activity produced by students in the area of sport and entertainment law. Additionally, the Section wishes to foster relationships with potential young scholars in the field of sport and entertainment law, as well as establish a relationship between the Section and the academic institutions represented by the participants. Eligibility: To be eligible for submission, students must be enrolled in either Marquette University Law School or the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School Requirements: The paper submitted must discuss some way in which the law or legal regulation intersects with the sports and entertainment industry. Format: • Papers must be original, unpublished works, from 10-30 pages in length. The graduate division must use Harvard Citator (Bluebook), 18th Edition, format for citations. Submission Requirements: • Submissions for the competition are due by Friday, April 6, 2007. • 1 copy of any submission must be mailed to Susan Menge Cook & Franke, S.C. 660 E. Mason St. Milwaukee, WI 53202 • 1 copy of any submission must also be sent by email to Award • The author of the winning article will receive a cash prize of $500.00, to be awarded during the Sports & Entertainment Law Section's Annual Convention panel on Wednesday, May 9, 2007, in Milwaukee. In addition, the article will appear on the Sports & Entertainment Law Section's website. Judgment Criteria • The writing competition committee will evaluate all submissions based on the following criteria: o Significance, originality, usefulness, analysis, depth of discussion, and comprehensiveness of treatment (50%); o Organization, manner of presentation, writing and readability (30%); o Grammar, punctuation, citation form and satisfaction of submission requirement (20%) Questions • Please direct all questions by email to Susan Menge, Vice Chair of the Sports & Entertainment Law Section at

Submitted by Nilesh Patel, Career Advisor on January 16, 2007

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