The writing competition awards program is held in the fall of each year and is available to students currently enrolled at an accredited degree-granting law school in the United States. Both undergraduate and graduate law students are eligible. The topic may be any subject in the field of securities law.
Three cash prizes are awarded each year at the ASECA annual dinner. First place is $5,000; second place is $3,000; and third place is $2,000.
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Students submitting papers should be enrolled in law school for the fall semester of 2012. Two copies of all submissions should be sent to the address below and must be received no later than November 16, 2012. Unpublished papers, papers published in any law journal or other publication during calendar year 2012, and papers scheduled for publication in 2012 or 2013 are eligible for submission. Co-authored papers are not eligible.
Papers will be screened by a panel of judges consisting of securities practitioners and law professors. The best papers will be submitted to the Board of Directors of ASECA, who will choose the award winners.
Award winners will be invited to attend the ASECA annual dinner, which will be held in Washington, D.C. on Friday, February 22, 2013. Travel and lodging for the first place winner will be reimbursed by ASECA up to $1,000 in actual expenses.
Submissions for the writing competition should be sent to:
P. O. Box 5767
Washington, DC 20016
Submissions in hard copy must be received by November 16, 2012. E-mail submissions will not be accepted. All submissions must include the author's name and contact information, including e-mail, postal address, telephone number, law school, and year of anticipated graduation. For submissions which have been published or are scheduled to be published, the name and date of publication should be included. Receipt of submissions will be acknowledged by e-mail.
For information or questions, contact:
ASECA Executive Director
For information about the winners of the 2011 writing competition, click here.
For information about the winners of the 2010 writing competition, click here.
For information about the winners of the 2009 writing competition, click here.
For information about the winners of the 2008 writing competition, click here.
For information about the winners of the 2007 writing competition, click here.
For information about the winners of the 2006 writing competition, click here.