American Indian Law Writing Competition

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Amount
Awarded

$1,750

Awarded

Application Deadline

February 26

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Additional Information: All entries must have only one author, be previously unpublished, and not currently submitted for publication elsewhere.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 $1,750.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, February 26, 2021

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, February 26, 2021

All entries must be received by (or postmarked by) on the deadline date.
Contact: Marcelo Pendleton
Address: Andrew M. Coats Hall 300 Timberdell Road Norman, Oklahoma 73019

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