The Levit Essay Contest For Law Students and Young Lawyers: Deadline to Submit is February 17, 2012

The Levit Essay Contest For Law Students and Young Lawyers

For Innovative Research and Writing on Lawyers’ Professional Liability

An Annual Competition Concluding Every April

Deadline for Submission

ONLINE entries MUST be submitted by 11:59 PM CST on February 17, 2012.

MAILED entries MUST be postmarked by February 17, 2012.

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

PrizeCash award of $5,000. All expense paid trip to the Spring 2012 National Legal Malpractice Conference in New York City on April 18-20, 2012.

Eligibility: he contest is open to law students and young lawyers who will have enrolled as members of the American Bar Association no later than February 17, 2012.


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 2012 contest is administered and judged by a subcommittee designated by the ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability.

The Assignment:

The 2012 Contest Essay Hypothetical involves an international law firm and ethics questions concerning how the firm handles engagement letters, office restructuring, and taking on new matters in a cross-jurisdictional scenario.

For additional information regarding contest rules, information, hypothetical and entry form, please visit the website.