2011 Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest

The ABA Business Law Section is sponsoring its 25th annual Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest to encourage and reward law students writings on a business law subject of general and current interest.


1st place:  $2,500

2nd place:  $1,000

3rd place:  $500
All winners will be invited and subsidized to attend the Section Spring Meeting 2011 in Boston, MA to receive their award.

Submission Process

Papers will be judged on research and analysis, choice of topic, writing style, originality, and contribution to the literature available on the topic. Papers submitted are normally 20-30 pages long, but should not exceed 100 pages of double-spaced typed text, including footnotes. Students need not be members of the Business Law Section to participate.
All entries must be submitted electronically by January 14, 2011Click here to download a cover form to be included with your entry. For more information click here.