The Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation is pleased to announce its 2013 Student Writing Competition. In doing so, we continue to encourage and recognize scholarship in cultural heritage law by awarding law students for superior papers in the field. This year's deadline for submissions is Monday, June 10, 2013.
The competition is open to US law students at schools approved by the American Bar Association. Students enrolled in a JD, LLB, or other first degree program in law at an accredited faculty outside the United States may also participate. Papers must be the work of one student author alone (joint submissions will not be considered). Students may only submit one paper. The paper must have been written after June 2012, and at the time of submission, it cannot have been published or accepted for publication. Students must be in good standing at their institutions. They are encouraged, but not required, to be members of the Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation.
Papers may address any aspect of cultural heritage law, such as art, terrestrial and submerged cultural property, historic preservation, indigenous peoples, and intangible cultural heritage (but not intellectual property issues, except as they relate to cultural heritage).
The papers will be judged anonymously by a panel of experts in the field. They will base their decision on the student's ability to think critically, analyze and resolve a legal issue, or to conduct legal historical research using original sources. The panel will focus on:
• Originality of thought
• Originality of topic
• Quality of writing and citation of authorities
The First Place winner will receive a cash award of $1,000. LCCHP may also award a Second Place prize of $500, at its discretion, if it determines that such a prize is appropriate.
• Submissions must be at least 20 but no more than 40 double-spaced pages, including footnotes.
• The text must be in 12-point Times New Roman font.
• The footnotes must be in 10-point Times New Roman font. DO NOT USE ENDNOTES.
• Use 1-inch margins on all sides.
• Citations must conform to the Harvard Law Review Association's Uniform System of Citation (19th ed.).
• Your submission must be in the form of a seminar paper or law review article, not a memorandum, brief, judicial opinion, or other type of legal document.
• Do not include your name, law school, or any other identifying information on your submission.
To submit your paper, please first fill out the online submission form below. Then submit your paper as a Word or PDF email attachment, together with the submission form, to email@example.com.
**Remember, papers must not include any identifying information.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF AWARDS
The judges will determine the winner(s) in September and announce them as soon as possible thereafter.