Web Site Launched for ABI Law Student Writing Competition Submissions
Contact: John Hartgen
WEB SITE LAUNCHED FOR ABI LAW STUDENT WRITING COMPETITION SUBMISSIONS
January 12, 2009, Alexandria, Va.— The American Bankruptcy Institute has launched http://papers.abi.org/for law students looking to submit a paper for the First Annual ABI Bankruptcy Law Student Writing Competition. Students from participating law schools can currently submit an entry until March 15. The Web site allows students to create an account and track the status of their entry. All submissions must be reviewed by a law professor prior to submission, and the scope has been expanded to topics focusing on current issues regarding bankruptcy jurisdiction, bankruptcy litigation, or evidence issues related to bankruptcy cases or proceedings. For clarification, papers submitted focusing on the previous scope of (A) §363 sales or (B) plan confirmation will still be considered. Winners of the competition will be announced on May 1, 2009.
The first-place writer will receive $1,000 cash, publication of the paper in the ABI Journal and a one-year ABI membership. 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 ABI membership. 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 ABI membership. For more information, please contact [email protected].
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 11,700 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/conferences.html.