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Law Students Encouraged to Take Part in ABIs Second Annual Writing Competition

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LAW STUDENTS ENCOURAGED TO TAKE PART IN ABI'S SECOND ANNUAL WRITING COMPETITION

 

September 10, 2009, Alexandria, Va.- Students from participating law schools are encouraged to submit a paper during the period of  Jan. 1 - March 1, 2010 for the Second Annual ABI Bankruptcy Law Student Writing Competition. Sponsored by ABI's Bankruptcy Litigation Committee, eligible submissions should focus on current issues regarding bankruptcy jurisdiction, bankruptcy litigation, or evidence issues 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. Students must have their paper reviewed by a law professor prior to submission, and a participating law school is any law school at which a law professor agrees to review the student’s paper prior to submission to ensure quality. Winners of the competition will be announced on May 1, 2010.

The first-place writer will receive $1,000 cash, publication of the paper in the ABI Journal and a one-year membership in ABI. The second-place writer will receive a cash award of $750, publication of the paper in the ABI Bankruptcy Litigation Committee's quarterly newsletter and a one-year membership in ABI. The third-place writer will receive a cash award of $500, publication of the paper in the ABI Bankruptcy Litigation Committee's quarterly newsletter and a one-year membership in ABI. For more information, please go to http://papers.abiworld.org for more information.

Cullen Drescher of the William & Mary School of Law won the inaugural competition earlier this year with her paper, “Introducing the Foreign Gap Debtor: The Applicability of Code Section 549 in Chapter 15 Cases.” R. Travis Santos of Emory University School of Law received second place for his “Credit Default Swaps and Plan Confirmation” and Taejin Kim, also from Emory University School of Law, received third place for her paper “Limitation of Professional Compensation by the Bankruptcy Court Under 11 U.S.C. §328.”

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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 12,300 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 www.abiworld.org. For additional conference information, visit http://www.abiworld.org/events.