Monday, September 13, 2010

APA Announces Student Writing Competition

From Alan Weinstein at Cleveland State:

The Planning & Law Division of the American Planning Association announces its Twenty-eight Annual Smith-Babcock-Williams Student Writing Competition. The Competition, which honors the memory of three leading figures in American city planning law (R. Marlin Smith, Richard Babcock, and Norman Williams) is open to law students and planning students writing on a question of significance in planning, planning law, land use law, local government law or environmental law.

The winning entry will be awarded a prize of $2,500 and submitted for publication in The Urban Lawyer, the law journal of the American Bar Association's Section of State & Local Government Law. In addition to the first prize, the Competition offers a second place prize of $1,000 and up to two Honorable Mentions of $250.

The deadline for submission of entries is June 6, 2011 and winners will be announced by September 16, 2011.  Our past experience has shown that teachers in planning, planning law, land use law, local government law or environmental law are in an ideal position to stimulate student interest in research and writing and to encourage participation in the Competition. Each year, many of the entries appear to have been prepared initially for various courses or seminars. We hope you will add your support to the Smith-Babcock-Williams Student Writing Competition by encouraging your current and past students to submit entries.

Contact Prof. Weinstein for a copy of the rules and submittal information

Jamie Baker Roskie

UPDATE: Apologies to those of you who were confused by the previous version of this announcement, which had the deadline as June 6, 2010.

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Deadline is June 6, 2011?

Posted by: Catherine LaCroix | Sep 14, 2010 4:12:02 AM