RAMBUS INC. AND SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW ANNOUNCE
THE 2011 CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION STUDENT WRITING COMPETITION
FUTURE ETHICAL CHALLENGES
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JANUARY 31, 2011
CASH PRIZES FOR WINNING PAPERS
Topics: Original, unpublished scholarly writing on future ethical challenges lawyers may face practicing in the areas of (i) intellectual property law, (ii) international law or (iii) public interest law.
Prizes: The winning submission in each of the three areas will receive a $1,000 prize. One of the three winning submissions will be selected as the overall winner and will receive an additional $1,000 prize and be considered for publication in the Santa Clara Law Review. All three winners will be invited to present their papers and receive their prizes at an event co-sponsored by the School of Law and the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.
Judging: The entries will be judged anonymously based on quality, clarity, originality and organization by a panel of practicing attorneys, judges and law professors.
Eligibility: The submission must be written by an upper division student currently enrolled (full-time or part-time) in an ABA-accredited law school. Full-time students expecting to receive their degrees in 2011 or 2012 and part-time students expecting to receive their degrees in 2011, 2012 and 2013 are eligible for consideration. The submission must be written by one and only one student, without line editing by professors or other advisors. No paper that has been published previously in any form shall be considered.
Deadline: Entries must be received by midnight, Pacific Time, January 31, 2011.
Length and Format: The maximum length of submissions is 12,000 words, inclusive of footnotes, in Times New Roman 12-point typeface, triple-spaced, with one-inch margins and page numbers on bottom center of the page. To ensure anonymity, the author’s name should appear only on a separate cover page with mailing address, telephone number, email address and name of law school. Entries should be submitted as an email attachment in electronic format (Word 2003 or higher or searchable .pdf).
Submissions and Questions: Please send to the SCU 2011 Centennial Student Writing Competition at
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