Monday, February 16, 2009

Fifth Annual ACS National Student Writing Competition

The deadline for submissions to the Fifth Annual ACS National Student Writing Competition is coming SOON - Friday, February 20! So, pull out your seminar papers, brush them up and submit them!

This competition is an exciting opportunity for students to gain national recognition for their scholarship and to earn substantial prizes. The student authors of the top three papers will also receive special acknowledgment at the 2009 ACS National
Convention to be held June18-21, 2009 in Washington, DC.

The author of the Winning Paper will receive:

  • an offer of publication in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law

  • and

  • a $3,000 check.

The two leading Runners-Up will earn $1,000 each.

So, What Should You Submit?

The American Constitution Society welcomes all papers furthering and promoting a progressive vision of the Constitution, law, and public policy. Subject matters include: Access to the Courts; Civil Liberties; Consumer Rights; Criminal Justice; Disability Rights; Freedom of Speech; GLBT Rights; Human Rights; Immigration; Labor Law; the Political Process; Privacy; Protection of Health,Safety and the Environment; Racial Equality; Religion; Separation of Powers and Federalism; and Women's Rights and Reproductive Freedom.

So, How Will The Paper Be Judged?

Papers will be judged on their effective use, analysis, and/or expansion of progressive legal scholarship. The judging committee will include federal judges and leading academics. The 2009 submission form and information about competition rules, eligibility and format are available online.


Please direct questions to LadyStacie Rimes at lrimes[at] or to Rachel Zuraw atzuraw[at] Competition updates will be posted online
at and the University of Pennsylvania student chapter's website. Participants must be active members of the national ACS. For a mere $10 donation, you can join or renew your ACS national membership here:


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