ACS National Student Writing Competition

February 11, 2009 | | Comments Off on ACS National Student Writing Competition

Would you like $3,000? How bout $1,000? A certificate of appreciation?

If you answered in the affirmative to any of the above questions, I would highly encourage entering the American Constitution Society’s fifth annual National Student Writing Competition

The top three papers will earn special recognition at the conference this summer. The winner will take home a cool $3,000 and each of the runner-ups will take home $1,000. Think of it as a personal economic stimulus package.

The American Constitution Society welcomes all papers furthering and promoting a progressive vision of the Constitution, law, and public policy. Entrants are encouraged to view this topic broadly, and we welcome submissions on a variety of substantive areas. Examples of possible topics include:

  • access to the courts
  • civil liberties
  • consumer rights
  • criminal justice
  • disability rights
  • freedom of speech
  • GLBT rights
  • human rights
  • immigration
  • labor law
  • voting and the political process
  • privacy
  • protection of health, safety, and the environment
  • racial equality
  • religion
  • separation of powers and federalism
  • women’s reproductive rights and reproductive freedom

Papers will be judged on the quality of their analysis and writing. Papers will be judged on the quality of their analysis and writing. The judging committee will include federal judges and leading academics. The top paper will also receive an offer of publication in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, February 20, 2009 so start writing something awesome this weekend, or clean up a paper from last semester’s seminar, and let’s represent W&M to the fullest.

Check out the details.

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