The purpose of the competition is to create greater interest in online dispute resolution among all readers of the Section of Dispute Resolution’s Just Resolutions eNewsletter. ELIGIBILITY
The competition is open to all students age 18 or older Employees of the American Bar Association and their household members are ineligible to enter the competition. By entering, the participants agree that the
ABA shall have the right of first publication of the winning entry. Entries must be received no later than 11:59pm, November 8, 2013. COMPETITION PRIZE.
One competition prize of $100 dollars will be awarded for the best entry as judged by the Cyberweek Essay Committee,
Each entry shall be the original work of a single individual and constitute an independent subject. The ideas and work reflected by each entry
must be the author’s own. The author must perform
all of the key tasks of identifying the topic, research it, analyzing it, formulating positions and arguments, and writing and revising the paper for himself or herself. SUBJECT MATTER AND LENGTH
The essay must address the question(s) presented in the hypothetical dilemma. Entries must be limited to 750 words or less. JUDGING
Entries will be judged based on the following criteria: clarity of the response to the question(s) presented, originality an
d creativity of topic treatment and quality of analysis. The entries will be judged anonymously by members of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution’s Ethics Committee. The winning selection will be made by the Essay Committee and approved by the Chair of the ABA Section. The ABA Section staff will notify the winner of their selection. The ABA Section reserve the right not to award any prizes if it is determined that no entries are of sufficient quality to merit selection that year. ENTRY PROCEDURE.
1. All fields on the official entry form below must be completed.
2. The contestant’s name and other identifying markings are not to be in the body entry.
3.The staff of the American Bar Association will assign a random number to each entry and record this number on all copies of each essay submitted.
4. Neither the contestant’s identity will be known to the
Cyberweek Essay Committee or the Chair of the ABA Section doing the judging. 5. Each entrant may submit only one essay.
6. The winner will be notified by e mail of his or her selection.
If winner does not respond within 5 days of email notice or the winner’s email is returned as undeliverable, the winner forfeits all rights to the award and another winner will be selected. ENTRY DEADLINE
Entries for the competition will be accepted during Cyberweek between 9 A.M. Eastern time Monday, November 4 and Midnight Eastern time on Friday, November 8, 2013http://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/events/
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