Legal Writing Scholarship Opportunities

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Marshall M. Schulman 2020-2021 Competition for Student Papers in Criminal Law and/or Criminal Procedure

Topic:   The paper must pertain to criminal law and/or criminal procedure, with a particular focus on contemporary issues of concern in the State of California.  The paper should be original and scholarly.  It should be appropriately and carefully annotated to reflect the authorities that support the author's opinions and findings, and upon which the author otherwise relies.  It need not be a law review "note" - style document. 

Deadline:  April 2, 2021



Papers should be between 1,500 and 4,500 words in length, including any citations, and should follow the citation style of The Blue Book: A Uniform System of Citation.  Papers that have previously been published in a book, journal, magazine, or newspaper are not eligible.