Marshall M. Schulman Writing Competition

Marshall M. Schulman Writing Competition

The Criminal Law Section of the State Bar of California has put forward its annual Marshall M. Schulman Writing Competition for Student Papers in Criminal Law and/or Criminal Procedure. They work to provide services and benefits to the members that promote a culture of collegiality and excellence in the practice of law.  The competition is focused on contemporary issues of concern in the State of California. The Grand Prize worth of $1500 and three Honorable Mention Prizes each worth of $500.

Created by the state legislature in 1927, the State Bar is a public corporation within the judicial branch of government, serving as an arm of the California Supreme Court.

Eligibility:

To be eligible for consideration, a student should be enrolled in law school at the time the author submits a paper to this competition.

How to Apply:

To apply for Marshall M. Schulman Annual Competition eligible students must write a paper on criminal law and/or to criminal procedure, with a particular focus on contemporary issues of concern in the State of California.

Paper Guidelines:

  • The paper should be original and scholarly.
  • The paper should be appropriately and carefully annotated to reflect the authorities that support the author’s opinions and findings, and upon which the author otherwise relies on.
  • Paper should be between 1,500 and 4,500
  • The paper must submit in Word format.

Submitting Details: 

Papers submitted to the competition must be in Word format and sent by e-mail attachment to each of the following Criminal Law Journal co-editors:

  • Anne Perry (anne.perry2-at-usdoj.gov)
  • Lani Biafore (lanibiafore-at-gmail.com)

Financial Aid and Award Money:

  • Grand Prize
  1. $1500 cash prize
  2. The Grand Prize –winning paper will be published in the Criminal Law Journal, the official quarterly publication of the Criminal Law Section of the State Bar of California
  3. One-year student membership in the Criminal Law Section
  • Three Honorable Mention Prizes
  1. $500 cash prize
  2. Each of the papers awarded Honorable Mention status will be published in the Criminal Law Journal, the official quarterly publication of the Criminal Law Section of the State Bar of California
  3. One-year student membership in the Criminal Law Section

Application Deadline:

The deadline for the receipt of applications is February 28, 2017.

Link for More Information:

http://criminallaw.calbar.ca.gov/CriminalLaw/StudentWritingCompetition.aspx

Contact Information:

If you have any question, email at anne.perry2-at-usdoj.gov

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