Spring 2009 Write-on Competition

The Widener Journal of Law, Economics & Race is pleased to announce the Spring 2009 Closed Write-On and Superior Authorship competitions. WJLER seeks students with strong writing and research abilities to join the staff of Widener Law’s newest law journal and help us reach our objective of joining and encouraging scholarly discourse and contributing to information available to policymakers as they seek to address issues on the tensions that arise in law, economics, and race. Specifically, this journal seeks to enhance the national dialogue by utilizing the Internet to publish articles, blogs, and commentary in addition to making audio and video commentary and discussion on law and race; economics and race; and law, economics, and race.

In order to reach that goal, WJLER seeks students who wish to help create and shape this new format of scholarly publication according to the high-quality, time-honored standards of legal research and authorship.

A TWEN site on WestLaw will be established for both write-on competitions.

Eligibility for the Closed Write-On Competition:

  • Student must have a Cumulative Grade-Point-Average of 2.7 at the end of the Spring Semester (determined after grades returned from Registrar).
  • Student must be a rising 2RD, 3ED, or 1ED who will be matriculating into the Regular Division in the Fall 2009 semester. 1ED students who will remain in the Extended Division must wait until their third semester before they can compete in one of the biannual write-on competitions.
  • The competition packet will be made available on May 9, 2009, the day following the end of the 1L final examination period.

Eligibility Rules and Guidelines for the Superior Authorship Competition:

  • Student must have a Cumulative Grade-Point-Average of 2.7 at the end of the Spring Semester (determined after the Registrar returns the grades)
  • Must choose a topic and submit the topic for approval no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13 (This is a deadline extension). Seminar papers will be accepted.
  • Topics should be submitted to: wjler@mail.widener.edu, Att.: Editorial Board – Superior Authorship topic in the subject line.
  • Submissions must be double-spaced in 12-point Times New Roman with one-inch margins. Page numbers must be centered at the bottom of each page. Footnotes in proper BlueBook citation format are required.
  • Final submissions are due no later than 5 p.m. June 11. Details on format and submission method will be forthcoming.

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