January 13, 2005
ASC - Looking for Student Bloggers
The American Constitution Society is conducting a writing contest to identity bloggers for their new ACSBlog. Entries are due by January 31, 2005.
Here's the Society's announcement:
ACSBlog, is seeking to hire up to five law student volunteers as Editors-at-Large to publish biweekly analytical columns on the official blog of the American Constitution Society. New columnists will be selected based on a writing contest to be judged by the blog's current editorial team. Any current law student may enter; 1Ls are especially encouraged to apply.
Writing Contest for ACSBlog
Entries should be between 250-750 words in length, and should focus upon a legal issue of national significance or interest. Additionally, entries should adhere to the following guidelines:
Writing Contest Guidelines
ACS is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) educational organization. We do not lobby, litigate, or take positions on specific legal or public policy initiatives, cases, legislation, or nominations. Accordingly, entries should provide rigorous analysis rather than editorializing or presenting statements of opinion. In general, both sides of an issue should be fairly presented, although authors enjoy discretion as to which arguments are worthy of greatest emphasis. Opinions, including controversial and strongly stated opinions, voiced by reputable sources, may and should be quoted, with full attribution provided.
Entries should be professional in tone and avoid ad hominem attacks. We emphasize brevity, good writing and accessibility for a readership that includes lawyers, law students and general readership interested in law and public policy issues. Appropriate uses of humor are encouraged, but must be genuinely funny.
Quotations, third-party opinions, cases and statements of controversial legal or political theories should be cited. While Bluebooking is acceptable for materials unavailable online, the preferred method of citation is a hyperlink to the original source.
Submissions will be judged based on relevance, clarity and entertainment value. Please avoid editorializing and statements of personal opinion. For writing samples, previously published columns are available at www.acsblog.org.
Entries should be submitted to Ian Millhiser, Editor-in-Chief at email@example.com by January 31st. In addition, please include your name, phone number, the name of your law school, your expected date of graduation and a copy of your resume. The top ten entries will be published on ACSBlog, and between 3-5 entrants will be invited to join the blog staff as Editors-at-Large.
In the event ACSBlog chooses to publish a particular submission, entrant grants the American Constitution Society first North American publication rights to their submission as consideration for ACS' effort in reading submissions.
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