Intent to Enter Deadline Extended for $5,000 Writing Competition

The Public Justice Foundation is holding its annual Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Contest.  Public Justice made an effort in changing the topic this year from environmental to broaden the amount of essay entries we receive.  As of now, only 20 intent-to-enter forms have been received.  Public Justice has decided to extend the deadline to February 28 to give students that may not have known about the contest initially or missed the January deadline a chance to enter.

Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Contest

General Criteria:  The contest is open to all law students that are currently enrolled in a U.S. accredited law school.  This year’s topic is:  “Is Democracy for Sale?  Have Citizens United’s holdings run amok?  Legal challenges left to Super Pacs?  Can funding disclosure be required?”

Deadline:  The intent-to-enter deadline is February 28, 2013, and the essay submission deadline is March 31, 2013.

Amount of Award:  The winner of the essay contest will receive $5,000, a free 2013 Public Justice Foundation Student Membership, and their essay will be featured on the Public Justice website and in the nationally disseminated Public Justice newsletter.  

Submission Information:  See rules.  On average, the Public Justice Foundation receives between 10 to 15 entries per year.  All Brandeis School of Law students should consider entering the contest!