2011 Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Contest

Were you glued to coverage of the Gulf Oil Spill this past spring/summer? . . .  Are you burning to combine your love for 24/7 media coverage and legal research and writing?  It might just be your lucky day . . . The topic for Public Justice’s 2011 Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Contest is “The Gulf Oil Spill:  Who Are the Victims and How Do They Get Compensated?”

Any student currently enrolled in an accredited American law school may submit a legal essay for the competition.

The author of the winning essay will receive a $5,000 cash prize; recognition  in the Public Justice newsletter and on the website;  publication of the essay in the Vermont Law School’s online Journal of Environmental Law; and a free Public Justice Foundation membership for the Contest Year.

Each entry must be submitted through a faculty adviser.  All entrants must submit an INTENT TO ENTER FORM by January 31, 2011.   The deadline for the essay is March 31, 2011. A panel of nationally renowned trial lawyers and law professors will judge the entries.

Visit Public Justice’s website for complete contest rules and criteria.

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