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Daniel T. Murphy Student Writing Competition

January 04, 2010

Deadline: Monday, January 4, 2010

The Richmond Journal of Global Law and Business is proud to announce the Second Annual Daniel T. Murphy Student Writing Competition

The Daniel T. Murphy Student Writing Competition is open to any J.D. candidate student at an ABA accredited law school and is intended to foster knowledge and scholarly work by students on specific areas of the Law of the WTO. The competition is named for Professor Daniel T. Murphy who has been with the University of Richmond School of Law since 1976. As the cornerstone of international law at Richmond, the Richmond Journal of Global Law and Business chose to name this competition after him to honor the years of extraordinary work and dedication he has put forth to the students, the school, and our Journal.

The topic of this year’s competition is WTO Treatment of Developed and Developing Countries.

All entries must pertain to timely legal issues concerning developed and/or developing countries and the WTO. Authors are expected to strongly include and analyze the topic material within their written work. Entries deemed to be lacking topical substance will not be considered.

Prizes

  • 1st place: $500.00 Cash award and publication in the Richmond Journal of Global Law and Business’s Annual Survey of the Law of the WTO
  • 2nd place: $200.00 Cash award
  • 3rd place: $100.00 Cash award

Submission Procedure

1) All interested students must email RJGLBAnnualSurvey@richmond.edu by Monday, January 4, 2010 to request an anonymous submission number.

Please place “Anonymous Number Request” in the email subject line.

2) Students must mail two (2) copies of their submission to:

Richmond Journal of Global Law and Business Annual Survey
University of Richmond School of Law–Office 318
28 Westhampton Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173

3) Students who attend the University of Richmond School of Law may choose to physically submit their work to a drop box which will be located outside the Richmond Journal of Global Law and Business office (Room 318) for the week leading up to the due date. Any submission prior to that may be placed in the DU Folder of Lindsay Jefferies (3L). All other submission procedures must be followed.

4) Each submission must contain a cover page containing the anonymous number of the author. The Anonymous number must also be included on each page of the submission.

DO NOT place your name or school anywhere on the submission.

5) Entries must be postmarked by Friday, January 8th, 2010.

All submitted entries will be required to adhere to the following guidelines:

1) All law students of an ABA accredited law school are eligible. Students must be pursuing a J.D. degree; LL.M. applicants will not be considered.

2) Entries which have been submitted to a class are acceptable; however, any such entry must not have been edited by a professor or other teaching assistant.

3) Co-authorship is acceptable. All authors must be jointly identified when requesting an anonymous number. Any alteration to the authorship must be given to the Managing Editor.

4) All entries must be between 20 and 30 pages in length (including citations), double spaced, and must be the original, unpublished academic work of the person submitting the entry.

5) All entries must be in 12 point Times New Roman font and must have default 1 inch margins all around.

6) Pages must be numbered.

7) Citations must be in footnote format and be in accordance with the rules of The Bluebook, A Uniform System of Citation, Eighteenth Edition.

8) The Richmond Journal of Global Law and Business reserves the right to decline to publish any submitted entry, and also reserves the right to publish more than one submitted entry.

9) Entries postmarked/submitted after Friday, January 8th, 2010 will not be considered.

This information can also be viewed on the Annual Survey webpage.

For more information:

Lindsay Jefferies
Managing Editor
Richmond Journal of Global Law and Business
T.C. Williams School of Law
RJGLBAnnualSurvey@richmond.edu
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