Notice & Comment

Administrative Law Writing Competitions, by Michael Herz

Two administrative law writing competitions may be of interest.

The first is the Section’s Gellhorn-Sargentich Student Essay Competition.  The assigned topic is: “Discuss any topic relating to administrative law.”  The essay can be a paper submitted for a graded law school course, a law review note or comment, or something written specifically for the competition.  The competition is open only to current students at ABA-accredited law schools who are members of the Section.  (Students can join the ABA for next to nothing and join the Section for literally nothing.)

The winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize and round-trip airfare and accommodation to attend the Section’s Fall Conference in Washington, DC.  At the discretion of the respective editorial boards, the winning entry may be published in the Administrative and Regulatory Law News and/or the Administrative Law Review.

The submissions deadline is April 1, 2012.  Full details here.

Second, the American Constitution Society sponsors an annual writing competition named for Judge Richard Cudahy of the 7th Circuit.  Like the Gellhorn-Sargentich competition, the Cudahy competition welcomes submissions on any topic in the area of administrative law.  And unlike the GS competition, it is open not just to law students but to lawyers and law professors as well.  ACS picks one student winner and one lawyer winner; each receives $1500.  The submissions deadline is February 12, 2012.  Full details here.

This post was originally published on the legacy ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Notice and Comment blog, which merged with the Yale Journal on Regulation Notice and Comment blog in 2015.

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