The PIABA Dubin Scholarship Contest

The PIABA Dubin Scholarship Contest

The PIABA Foundation is sponsoring Dubin Scholarship Contest for students interested in Securities Arbitration and Securities Law. The purpose of the competition is to promote greater interest in understanding of the fields of securities arbitration, securities law and to encourage excellent legal writing skills in law students. Three winners will be selected and they will get $1000, $750 and $500 award amount.

The mission of  PIABA Foundation is to promote investor education by providing the public with information about abuses in the financial services industry and the securities dispute resolution process.

Eligibility:

  • The competition is open to all students who attend a law school in the United States.
  • Full-time students who are not law students but who write law-related papers as part of a course at an American law school are also eligible.
  • Employees of The PIABA Foundation and PIABA (except for students working less than 20 hours per week) are not eligible to enter the competition.

How to Apply:

  • To be entering in the contest, the candidates must write an essay. The submission may address any aspect of Securities Law, Securities Arbitration, The Federal Arbitration Act, Title 9, US Code, Section 1-14, or FINRA Code of Arbitration, effective April 16, 2007, and any changes or proposed changes to that Code.
  • The writing can be based in theory or practice, but should ultimately advocate a position on the topic area chosen.

Award Amount:

  • First Prize: $1000
  • Second Prize: $750 and
  • Third Prize: $500

Application Deadline:

Entries will be accepted from April 1, 2016 – September 16, 2016 (by 5 pm eastern) for Dubin Scholarship Contest.

Link for More Information:

http://piabafoundation.org/piabe-bar-journal/beckley-competition

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