NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION COMMITTEE ON ANIMALS
AND THE LAW
Topic: Any topic on Animal Law.
Eligibility: To be eligible for consideration, the submission must be
written by a student currently enrolled (full time or part time) in an
ABA-accredited law school. Students
expecting to receive their degree in 2017 are eligible for consideration. The submission must be written by one and
only one student, i.e., papers jointly written by more than one student or that
have been subjected to line editing by professors or advisors shall not be
considered. No paper that has been
previously published in any form shall be considered. We will only accept one submission per
Papers must be postmarked no later
than July 14, 2017.
Award Criteria: Written submissions will be judged based on quality,
clarity, originality, and organization.
All essays must also meet the following criteria:
Length: Type written,
double spaced, no less than 12 point Times New Roman font, on 8 ½ inch by 11
inch paper, with 1 inch margins, and no more than 25 pages, including
footnotes. Footnotes should be single
spaced, and no less than 10 point font.
Format: One hard copy of the written submission
and one electronic copy in Microsoft
Word format on a disk or CD must be
submitted by mail, postmarked no later than July 14, 2017, and addressed to:
Valentin-Espinal, NYSBA Staff Liaison
on Animals and the Law
State Bar Association
Cover Page: Entrants must submit a cover page indicating
the entrant’s name, law school, expected year of graduation, mailing address,
email address, and telephone number. All
other references to identifying information, such as name, law school, and contact
information should be deleted or redacted from the body of the submission.
Awarded: 1st place: $1,000 and a certificate of achievement
2nd place: $500 and a certificate of achievement
The Committee also reserves the
right to offer the winners (and other entrants), in the Committee’s
discretion, the opportunity to publish his/her paper in the Committee’s Laws &
Paws publication. Offers to publish
are purely within the discretion of the Committee and the Committee in no way
guarantees entrant’s the opportunity for publication.