Professor William R. Ginsberg Memorial Essay Contest
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
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
Click to view the 2019 Contest Flyer
2018 1st Place - Rachel Manning - Fordham
2019 1st Place - Frederick A. McDonald, III - Pace