The Levit Essay Contest For Law Students and Young Lawyers

The Levit Essay Contest For Law Students and Young Lawyers

Contest Deadline & Information

Deadline for Submission
ONLINE entries MUST be submitted by 11:59 PM CST on February 18, 2011.
MAILED entries MUST be postmarked by February 18, 2011.

Contest Mission
The contest encourages original and innovative research and writing in the area of legal malpractice law, professional liability insurance and loss prevention.

* Cash award of $5,000.
* All expense paid trip to the Spring 2011 National Legal Malpractice Conference in Boston, MA on April 27-29.

The Bert W. Levit Essay Contest is conducted by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability and the San Francisco law firm of Long & Levit LLP. The 2011 contest is administered and judged by a subcommittee designated by the ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability.

The Assignment
The 2011 Contest Essay Hypothetical concerns whether a party who has engaged in fraud has standing to bring a suit against a lawyer for fraud and legal malpractice based on the lawyer’s conduct relating to the fraud itself, or rather if such a claim is barred by the doctrine of in pari delicto, which prohibits one wrongdoer from suing another wrongdoer for a fraud the two parties committed together.

For more information, please visit the Levit Essay Contest website.