2010 Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest

The ABA Section of Business Law is sponsoring its 24th Annual Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest to encourage and reward law student writings on a business law subject of general and current interest.


– First Place: $2,500 
– Second Place: $1,000 
– Third Place: $500 

All winners will be invited and subsidized to attend the Section Spring Meeting, April 22-24, 2010, in Denver 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 8, 2010.  You may download a cover form to be included with your entry at http://www.abanet.org/buslaw/hershman/hershman.doc. For more information, visit http://www.abanet.org/buslaw/hershman/.