Public Law

Public Law Journal: Winter 2014, Vol. 37, No. 1


The Public Law Section seeks entries for its annual Student Writing Competition, which has a deadline of May 12, 2014. If you teach at a law school, mentor a law student, or have student interns in your office, be sure to pass along information about this great opportunity. Students need not be Public Law Section members to enter the competition.

The competition is open to students at all California-accredited law schools, and the winner receives a $2,000 cash prize, transportation and hotel expenses for two nights at the State Bar Annual Meeting in September where the winner will be recognized at an awards reception, and publication in the Public Law Journal.

Articles must be 2,000-3,000 words (not including endnotes) and must be on a topic related to public law-a wide field that covers areas such as administrative law, constitutional law, municipal law, open meetings/open records law, political/election law, education law, state and federal legislation, public employment and labor law, government contracts, government tort liability and regulations, land use/environmental issues, public law ethics, public finance, and water law.

Articles must be received by 5:00 p.m. (PST) on May 12, 2014. Articles must be submitted, by email, in Microsoft Word documents in Times New Roman 12-point font, single-spaced. Citations must be included in endnotes, not footnotes. Articles may include headings and subheadings, but excessive headings are discouraged. Email articles to scott.smith@bbklaw. com or by 5:00 p.m. on May 12, 2014.

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