Summer Writing Competition

SUMMER ADMISSIONS PROCESS

Widener Commonwealth Law School students having completed 30 credits and attaining either:

  1. a GPA of at least 2.7 (to write on) or
  2. status as a member of the top 1/3 of their class

are eligible to compete in the following competitions:

1) Closed Writing Competition – Participants will be responsible for drafting a law review
note based on the fact pattern and research provided. Timely submissions must include
the set of assigned bluebook problems. This competition is timed and must be submitted
through TWEN, by 5pm, three weeks from the date of download. Participants can begin the
competition anytime during the submission period, but you must begin no later than three
weeks before the final submission date.

2) Superior Authorship Competition – Participants may submit a scholarly work of at least
fifteen (15) pages to participate in this competition. The paper must have been written on a
legal topic or with a legal theme, but does not have to focus on a topic related to economics
or race. Participants may use a paper previously submitted for a Widener Law class, so long
as it meets all requirements described in the competition instructions available through
TWEN. Timely submissions must include the set of assigned bluebook problems and must
be submitted through TWEN by 5pm on the final day of the competition.

3) Open Writing Competition – Participants may submit a scholarly work of at least fifteen
(15) pages to participate in this competition. The paper must have been written on a legal
topic or with a legal theme, but does not have to focus on a topic related to economics or
race. Participants may use a paper previously submitted for a Widener Law class (which
could include a Legal Methods paper), so long as it meets all requirements described in the
competition instructions available through TWEN. Timely submissions must include the set
of assigned bluebook problems and must be submitted through TWEN by 5pm on the final
day of the competition.

 

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