American Indian Law Writing Competition

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Amount
Awarded

$583

Awarded

Application Deadline

February 28

Friday
Awarded By:

American Indian Law Review, University of Oklahoma College of Law

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Three awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for international and U.S. students.
  2. Must attend a law school in the U.S. or Canada.
  3. Must be enrolled at an accredited law school as of the competition deadline.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This writing contest is available to any currently enrolled law students who submit a paper on any issue concerning American Indian law.

Application requirements for the American Indian Law Writing Competition are:

  • Paper
  • Cover sheet
Additional Information: All entries must have only one author, be previously unpublished, and not currently submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers will be judged on the following criteria: originality and timeliness of topic; knowledge and use of applicable legal principles; proper and articulate analysis of the issues; use of authorities and extent of research; logic and reasoning in analysis; ingenuity and ability to argue by analogy; clarity and organization; correctness of format and citations; grammar and writing style; and the strength and logic of conclusions. Papers will be judged by members of the legal profession with an interest in American Indian law and by the editors of the American Indian Law Review.

Award Amount: Prizes of $1,000, $500, and $250 will be awarded to the first, second and third-place winners, respectively. All awards are offered annually and are non-renewable. In addition, the winning essays will be recognized in the 'American Indian Law Review' and will receive 'Felix S. Cohen's Handbook of Federal Indian Law,' provided by LEXIS.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $583.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, February 28

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, February 28

Contest information is available on the University of Oklahoma College of Law website. To enter, the student must submit a paper on any issue concerning American Indian law; however, topics recently published in the 'American Indian Law Review' will not be favored. Entries must be a minimum of 20 to a maximum of 50 typed, double-spaced pages, excluding endnotes. All citations should conform to the 'Uniform System of Citation'. There should be no identifying markers, such as the applicant's name, on the paper. In addition to the essay, the applicant must submit a cover page with his/her name, social security number, law school attended, expected year of graduation, current and permanent addresses, and a valid email address. Submissions may be emailed to the address provided, and entries should be sent as Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, or PDF documents. Although email submissions are preferred, the student may send a hardcopy version of his/her entry to the address provided. If sent via postal mail, the student must send an email to the address provided as a notification that his/her submission is being sent via hardcopy. All entries must be received by (or postmarked by) 6 p.m. EST on the deadline date.
Contact: Marcelo Pendleton
Address: Andrew M. Coats Hall 300 Timberdell Road Norman, Oklahoma 73019

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