FOURTH ANNUAL FIRST IMPRESSIONS ESSAY COMPETITION 2013
First Impressions, the online companion to the Michigan Law Review, wants to publish up to five outstanding essays by Michigan Law students in 2013. One winner of our essay competition will be selected on the basis of outstanding content and style to receive a cash prize of $100, and First Impressions will publish the winning entry. Up to four other entries from among those designated as finalists in the competition may be published. Once published, each selected entry will appear on the First Impressions website as a Commentary article and can be cited like an article in any other academic legal journal.
WHO CAN ENTER?
Any student enrolled at Michigan Law School on February 28, 2013, and any December 2012 graduate of the Law School, excluding current or former members of the Michigan Law Review, may enter the competition.
HOW CAN I ENTER?
To enter, simply write and submit an op-ed style essay, no more than nine pages in length, on an interesting and timely legal topic of your choice. You must choose a topic and thesis of a legal nature, but your entry may incorporate nonlegal sources, issues, or policy considerations as appropriate. We will not accept any work previously published or pending acceptance for publication, but we both allow and encourage you to submit an entry based on work previously completed for academic credit during your enrollment at the Law School.
See the official rules for complete instructions on writing and submitting your entry. All entries must conform with the official rules.