$1,000 for first place$500 for second place$250 for third place
In celebration of the 100 th anniversary of Justice Jackson’s attendance of Albany Law School, Albany Law School announces a student writing competition in his honor. The theme of the student writing competition coincides with the Africa and International Law: Taking Stock and Moving Forward Conference, to be held at Albany Law School from April 13 – 14, 2012. The Conference will center on how international and regional regimes and institutions in Africa are producing new narratives of justice and how best they can make a real difference in responding to the challenges facing African peoples and governments. During the conference, the SBA will sponsor the Justice Jackson Keynote Address by the Deputy Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda.
All Albany Law School students in good standing are invited to submit papers related to the legacy of Justice Robert H. Jackson in his various roles as Attorney General, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court and as Chief of Counsel for the United States in Nuremberg. Papers tracing the contemporary relevance of this legacy are strongly encouraged. Papers must meet the following guidelines:
The outstanding winning paper will receive an award of $1,000 and will also be eligible for presentation at the Conference. In addition, the runner up will receive an award of $500 and the third place paper will receive an award of $250. The winning papers will be selected by a committee comprised of: Profs. James Gathii, Alexandra Harrington and Vincent Bonventre. Winners will be announced by March 30, 2012.
Please note that papers may be written to fulfill the upper level writing requirement. Students interested in pursuing this opportunity should speak to Profs. Gathii and Harrington regarding appropriate supervision of their papers.
You can obtain a list of Justice Jackson’s writings here http://www.roberthjackson.org/the-man/bibliography/ and here http://www.stjohns.edu/academics/graduate/law/faculty/profiles/Barrett/JacksonList.sju Please contact Prof. Alexandra Harrington for more information.
* The monetary awards for the Justice Robert H. Jackson Centennial Writing Competition may be applied to the winning students’ tuition assessment.Alexandra R. HarringtonVisiting Assistant Professor of LawAlbany Law School 80 New Scotland AvenueAlbany, NY 12208