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

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


 
January 6, 2011, Alexandria, Va.- Law school students are encouraged to submit a paper now through March 1, for ABI’s Third Annual 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. In order to participate, a student must have his or her paper reviewed by a law professor within the student’s own law school prior to submission. Winners of the competition will be announced in April.
 
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. Past winners include Jason Lynch of Fordham Law School last year and Cullen Drescher of the William & Mary School of Law in ABI’s Inaugural Writing Competition in 2009. For more information, please go to http://papers.abiworld.org.

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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 12,600 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