The purpose of this national competition is to generate increased interest in and recognition of education law among not only graduate students in education schools but also, in particular, to students in law schools.
Nature of the Award
The winner of the competition will be recognized at the the Education Law Association’s Annual Conference, and the manuscript will be published in the Journal of Law and Education. Additionally, the winner will be invited to present on the topic of the article at the ELA Annual Conference and receive a commemorative plaque, a year’s membership in ELA, waiver of the registration fee for the 2009 conference, and national recognition via an ELA press release.
Specifications for EntriesThe manuscript must meet all of the following criteria:
- Subject Matter: one or more legal issues within any of the various contexts of education, including public and private K-12 schools and institutions of higher education, especially current and emerging issues in elementary and secondary public education
- Format: double-spaced, with 12-point font and one-inch margins, with footnotes on each respective page (rather than at the end) carefully conforming to Blue Book citation style
- Length: between 35 and 55 pages including the footnotes
- Status: not previously published and not under review elsewhere for publication
- Authorship: single-authored by a law student or a student in a graduate program in education
Submission and SelectionThe author must submit the manuscript via email (as an attachment in Word format) to the chair of the selection committee for the Joseph Award Committee by July 15, 2010: firstname.lastname@example.org. The members of the committee are:
- Perry A. Zirkel, Lehigh University – chair
- M. David Alexander, Virginia Tech University
- Josie F. Brown, University of South Carolina School of Law
- Lynn Daggett, Gonzaga University School of Law
- Bruce Joseph, Jefferson Law Book Company