Professor William R. Ginsberg Memorial Essay Contest

Professor William R. Ginsberg Memorial Essay Contest

This annual competition is designed to challenge law students to analyze the environmental issues confronting us today.

Presented by: Environmental and Energy Law Section

Contact: Amy Jasiewicz at: [email protected]

Nomination Deadline: Essays are encouraged throughout the year from September 2019 – May 2020, with the final deadline as June 1, 2020. Winners will be announced August 2020.

Date Presented: Section's 2020 Fall Meeting at Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, NY

Award Criteria: Contest is open to all students enrolled in a New York State law school. Essays may have been submitted for course credit or for law reviews, but not as part of paid employment. Criteria for judging entries will be organization, practicality, originality, quality of research, clarity of style.

Length: Maximum length, 35 double-spaced pages (including footnotes, which may be single-spaced).

Format: Each entrant MUST submit a hard copy AND an electronic copy in either Microsoft Word or Wordperfect 5.0. Essays may be emailed to [email protected]

Prize Awarded: 1st place: $1,000 and publication by the NYSBA. 2nd and 3rd place: $500 and $250 respectively - consideration of publication by the NYSBA. Certificates.

Click to view the 2019 Contest Flyer

2018 1st Place -  Rachel Manning - Fordham
2019 1st Place - Frederick A. McDonald, III - Pace

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