“Back to school…back to school…to prove to dad that I’m not a fool” – Billy Madison
It’s September. The beaches are clearing out, the Pumpkin Spice Lattes are back in circulation, and school is back in session. For law schools, that means that traffic on flash deal websites and Facebook is way back up (by the way, whatever happened to Scrabulous?), 2L interview season has been over for almost a month, and Above The Law is speculating about bonuses or something of the sort. But along with all the fun, the Weil Bankruptcy Blog is happy to announce that we are looking for talented law students or recent law school graduates to submit their work for consideration for our first Law Student Bankruptcy Note Competition. So if you’ve recently completed or are working on an academic piece of writing that is of interest to the bankruptcy and restructuring community, please consider submitting your work for consideration. More information and an application form follow. In addition to bragging rights and a (figurative) badge of bankruptcy nerdery, the winner will have his or her entry published, together with a blog-length summary, on the Weil Bankruptcy Blog and will have the distinction of being the first annual winner of the coveted, yet to be named, Weil Bankruptcy Blog Best Bankruptcy Note of the Year Award.
The deadline for submissions will be January 31, 2015, but we will review submissions on a rolling basis, so we welcome early entries.
Questions? Contact us.
Submissions will be considered based on the depth and originality of their analysis, together with the relevance of the paper to the broader bankruptcy and restructuring community.
Current students studying toward a JD or LLM degree at an ABA-accredited law school, or JD or LLM graduates who earned their degree on or after July 1, 2013.
Work product must be original and cannot be generated in connection with any employment or internship in the public or private sector. If the note has been published or accepted for publication, the author will be responsible for obtaining the publisher’s consent to posting a summary of the note on the Weil Bankruptcy Blog and to (i) reposting the article on the Weil Bankruptcy Blog (with proper attribution), or (ii) linking from the Weil Bankruptcy Blog to a public site including a copy of the note in its published form. Failure to obtain this consent may result in the forfeiture of a winning submission.
There are no word limits, but submissions should include a meaningful analysis of important restructuring issues and/or related law.
All submissions will be judged anonymously.
Click here for more information and for an application.