Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law -- $1,500

Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 11:55pm • n/a

The American Constitution Society is pleased to announce the Twelfth Annual Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law. Judge Cudahy’s distinguished contributions to the fields of regulatory and administrative law combined a keen grasp of legal doctrine, deep insight into the institutional forces that determine how doctrine is implemented, and an appreciation of the public impact of doctrinal and institutional choices, including the consequences for fundamental values such as fairness, participation, and transparency. This competition seeks to encourage and reward these qualities in the scholarship of others.

Award: The author of the winning paper in each category (lawyer and law student) will receive a cash prize of $1,500. The winning papers will receive special recognition at the 2019 ACS National Convention, on the ACS website, and potentially through other means agreed upon by the authors and ACS. 

Competition Details

Deadline: The submission period for the 2019 Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law is now open. All submissions must be submitted to Cudahy@acslaw.org by Sunday February 3, 2019.

Eligibility: The competition is open to all lawyers and law students. Practicing lawyers, policymakers, academics, and law students all are encouraged to participate. Coauthored submissions are eligible and if selected, the coauthors will share the prize. Submissions must be original academic works that are either unpublished or published no more than one year prior to the competition deadline (specifically, not before January 2018). If a submission has been published or accepted for publication, the author should include written consent from the journal to make sure it will consent to ACS posting the publication on its website, with appropriate attribution.

Content: Submissions should be related to American regulatory or administrative law, broadly construed. Appropriate subjects include empirical or comparative analyses of the effectiveness of specific regulatory regimes or deregulation; doctrinal investigations of the development of administrative law rules or principles by courts and administrative agencies and the effects of that development; and normative analyses of how particular regulatory or administrative regimes or deregulation advance or fail to advance values of fairness, participation, and transparency.

Format: A wide range of formats are eligible and encouraged, from traditional full-length law review articles to less academic, lightly-cited essays written to be accessible to a wide audience. Entries submitted must be in Word format and any citations in submissions should appear in footnotes, not endnotes.  Submissions should be less than 25,000 words, not including footnotes. Shorter submissions are strongly encouraged.

Judging Process: All submissions will go through an initial screening process. Finalists from that process will be reviewed by the panel of judges. Submissions will be judged on their depth of analysis, quality of writing, readiness for publication, originality (in topic selection and treatment), and thoroughness of research. The winners will be announced at the 2019 ACS National Convention.

For additional information, please visit: https://www.acslaw.org/get-involved/awards-and-competitions/the-richard-d-cudahy-writing-competition-on-regulatory-and-administrative-law/

Contact: American Constitution Society

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Humor and Creativity in Law Competition -- $500

Friday, March 15, 2019 - 12:00pm n/a

The 7th Annual Terence T. Evans Humor and Creativity in Law Competition

How is this for a footnote?

(1) The story of the creation of the world is told in the book Genesis in 400 words; (2) The world's greatest moral code, the Ten Commandments, contains only 279 words; (3) Lincoln's immortal Gettysburg address is but 266 words in length; (4) The Declaration of Independence required only 1,321 words to establish for the world a new concept of freedom. Together, the four contain a mere 2,266 words. On this routine motion to amend a civil complaint, [a Large Milwaukee Firm] has filed a brief (not the primary one, just a reply brief) that contains approximately 41,596 words spread over an agonizing 124 pages. In this case, the term reply “brief” is obviously a misnomer. Rather than impressive, the “brief” is oppressive.

Marson v. Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp., 87 F.R.D. 151, 152 n.1 (E.D. Wis. 1980)

Judge Evans was a funny guy. He knew humor is the best way for lawyers and judges to keep a proper perspective on the law, and on life. Now it’s your turn to keep Judge Evans’ spirit alive – give us a laugh-worthy law-related piece, and you will have a chance to win money, fame, and the best traveling trophy in Wisconsin. 

RULES

  • Must be original written work
  • Anything goes - brief, prose, poem, song, text
  • Must relate to the law, at least a bit
  • No longer than nine 10 Commandments
  • One entry per person
  • Open to law students and lawyers
  • Email entries to kborowski@milwbar.org no later than March 15, 2019
  • At least one footnote required*

*This rule will be enforced mercilessly.

PRIZES

  • $500 for funniest Law Student
  • Traveling Trophy for best Lawyer
  • Winners lauded at EDWBA Annual Meeting
  • Publication in EDWBA Newsletter
  • Colleagues and friends will love you
  • Guaranteed win in next 7th Circuit appeal*
  • Guaranteed 7th Circuit clerkship*
  • Guaranteed conversation-starter on your resume

* Not really “guaranteed,” but it can’t hurt.

Contact: Katy Borowski
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