James Boskey ADR Writing Competition

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

June 16

Awarded By

American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution

Award Amount

$1,000 annually, non-renewable. In addition, the winning essay will be considered for possible publication in 'Dispute Resolution Magazine'.


One award offered annually.

Additional Information

Each entry shall be the original work of a single individual and constitute an independent subject. The ideas and work reflected by each entry must be the author's own. The author must perform all of the key tasks of identifying the topic, i.e. research, analyze, and formulate a position and argument for the topic. The writing and revising of the paper must be conducted by the author. Entries will be judged based on the following criteria: clarity of the theme or thesis presented; significance of the topic to the field of onflict resolution; originality and creativity of topic treatment; quality of analysis; quality of research and authority provided; and technical quality of writing, including organization, grammar, syntax and form. Officers, directors and employees of the American Bar Association and their immediate household and family members are ineligible to enter the competition. Previously published essays are not eligible.

Deadline Info

This is an essay contest. Application forms are available on the American Bar Association website. To enter, students must submit an essay of 15 to 25 pages in length (including endnotes or footnote ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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