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Law School Students Compete for Membership, Prizes in ABI's Seventh Annual Writing Competition

Alexandria, Va.- Law school students are encouraged to submit their best work between now and March 1, 2015, for ABI’s Seventh Annual Bankruptcy Law Student Writing Competition. ABI will extend a complimentary one-year membership to all students who participate in this year's competition. Law students’ papers should be on current issues regarding bankruptcy jurisdiction, bankruptcy litigation, or evidence in bankruptcy cases or proceedings. The paper may address business or consumer cases, and may include matters such as bankruptcy sales, plan confirmation and other topics that involve jurisdiction, litigation or evidence in the bankruptcy courts.


The first-place winner, sponsored by Invotex Group, Inc., will receive a cash prize of $2,000 and publication of the paper in the prestigious ABI Journal. The second-place winner, sponsored by Jenner & Block LLP, will receive a cash prize of $1,250 and publication of the paper in an ABI committee newsletter. The third-place winner, sponsored by Thompson & Knight LLP, will receive a cash prize of $750 plus publication of the paper in an ABI committee newsletter. Winners of the competition will be announced in April 2015 and will be presented with certificates from ABI recognizing their achievement.


Past winners include Asher Hawkins of New York Law School (2014), Benjamin Ellison of St. John's University LL.M. in Bankruptcy Program (2013), Elliot Ross of Fordham Law School (2012), Saul Ehrenpreis of the University of Maryland School of Law (2011), Jason Lynch of Fordham Law School (2010) and Cullen Drescher of the William & Mary School of Law in ABI’s Inaugural Writing Competition (2009). For competition participation and submission guidelines, please visit



ABI is the largest multi-disciplinary, nonpartisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues. The ABI membership includes more than 12,000 attorneys, accountants, bankers, judges, professors, lenders, turnaround specialists and other bankruptcy professionals, providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information. For additional information on ABI, visit For additional conference information, visit