I am pleased to announce that 3L Douglas Hoffer just won third place in the James E. Beckley National Writing Competition, which is sponsored by the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association. Doug received a cash prize, and his paper, “A Square Peg in a Round Hole: Why the Investment Company Act is a Poor Regulatory Fit for Hedge Funds,” will be published in the PIABA Law Journal later this year or early next year.
I encourage students to follow in Doug’s footsteps and enter national writing competitions. Many competitions award cash prizes and give students publication opportunities. A link that contains information about student writing competitions is here.