I just received notice of this student writing competition sponsored by the New York State Bar Association (check out their Committee on Animals and the Law). It’s notable both because it’s a great opportunity for law students and also because 10 years ago, a student writing competition on animal law sponsored by a bar association likely never would have happened.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE
2009 NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION’S
SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON ANIMALS AND THE LAW
STUDENT WRITING COMPETITION
The Special Committee on Animals and the Law of the New York
State Bar Association is very pleased to announce the Second
Annual Student Writing Competition. The deadline for submission
is June 15, 2009.
The Special Committee on Animals and the Law was established to
provide information resources for the New York State Bar
Association’s members and the public about non-human, animal
related humane issues, which arise from and have an effect upon
our legal system. This competition seeks to foster legal scholarship
among law students in the area of animals and the law. This
competition provides law students with an incentive and
opportunity to learn more about this area of law.
Law students (which include J.D., L.L.M., Ph.D., and S.J.D.
candidates) are invited to submit to the Special Committee on
Animals and the Law an article concerning any area of animal law.
All submissions will be reviewed by a panel of attorneys and other
professionals practicing or otherwise involved in animal law. The
winner will be chosen in accordance with the attached rules. The
first place winner will receive $1,000 and a certificate of
achievement. The second place winner will receive $500 and a
certificate of achievement.