Another Student Writing Competition

For any student interested in a writing contest on the constitutional legitimacy of environmental law check this out:

Fifth Annual “Endangered Environmental Laws”
Student Writing Competition (2009-2010)

Co-sponsored by

The Environmental Law Institute

The American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources

The National Association of Environmental Law Societies


The U.S. Constitution has long been interpreted by the courts and understood by most Americans to support comprehensive environmental protections. However, arguments questioning the constitutional legitimacy of environmental law have continued to gain traction in the federal courts. In response to this trend, ELI, ABA/SEER, and NAELS invite law students to submit papers exploring current issues of constitutional environmental law.
Award: $2000 cash prize, an offer of publication in the Environmental Law Reporter, and a one-yearindividual membership to ELI.
Topic: Any topic addressing recent developments or trends in U.S. environmental law that have a significant constitutional or “federalism” component. (See sample topics below.)
Eligibility: Students currently enrolled in law school (in the U.S. or abroad) are eligible, including students who will graduate in the spring or summer of 2010. Any relevant article, case comment, note, or essay may be submitted, including writing submitted for academic credit. Jointly authored pieces are eligible only if all authors are students and consent to submit. Previously published pieces, or pieces that are already slated for publication, are ineligible.
Deadline: Entries must be received no later than 5:00 PM ET on April 12, 2010. Email essays (and questions) to Louise Yeung at yeung@eli.org. You will receive a confirmation by email.

For more information about Submission Requirements and to look at some sample topics please follow this link to the Environmental Law Institute website: http://www.eli.org/writing_contest.cfm

Good Luck!