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Third Annual Jameson Crane III Disability and the Law Writing Competition 2017

Application Deadline: midnight, Pacific Standard Time, January 15, 2017.

The Crane Writing Competition is designed to encourage outstanding student scholarship at the intersection of law and medicine or law and the social sciences that promotes an understanding, furthers the development of legal rights and protections, and improves the lives of those with disabilities.

Eligibility

The Crane Writing Competition is open to currently enrolled law students (J.D., LL.M., and J.S.D.), medical students, and doctoral candidates in related fields who attend an accredited graduate program of study in the United States.

Topic

Submitted papers may be on any topic relating to disability law including, legal issues arising with respect to employment, government services and programs, public accommodations, education, higher education, housing, and health care.

Judging

Submissions will be judged anonymously by an independent panel of experts. Judging will be on the basis of the following criteria:

  1. Thesis originality
  2. Topic complexity
  3. Research quality
  4. Organization and analysis
  5. Writing quality

Prizes

  1. The winner of the competition will receive a $1,500 cash prize and the Thomas Jefferson Law Review (TJLR) will consider the paper for publication under the TJLR’s editorial standards.
  2. Two second place winners will each receive a $1,000 cash prize.

Deadlines

All submissions must be submitted electronically to cranewritingcompetition@tjsl.edu. All entries must be received by midnight, Pacific Standard Time, January 15, 2017. Winning submissions will be announced by April 15, 2017.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Crane Writing Competition 

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