Friday, November 20, 2009

Seattle University Environmental Law Writing Competition

The Seattle Environmental Law Journal (SELJ) is pleased to announce an environmental law writing competition open to students of Washington state law schools. SELJ is a student run publication that is hoping to gain institutional support. The winning author will be awarded a $1,000 cash prize and publication in the Spring 2010 Edition. Other top articles will also be considered for publication. In order to be considered eligible for publication, students must

  • Currently be enrolled and in good standing at one of the ABA-accredited law schools in Washington (Gonzaga University, Seattle University, or University of Washington).
  • Write an article discussing the environmental law implications of recent actions taken by the Obama Administration, or state or local government. This subject area will be construed broadly to include neutral commentary as well as predictions about future actions and the implications of those actions.
  • Prepare the article in accordance with the Bluebook Rules of Citation and footnotes. While there is no page limit, articles should be typed, double spaced, in 12 point Times New Roman font with 1” margins. Papers should be submitted as a Microsoft Word document.
  • Submit the article electronically to no later than 11:59 p.m. on January 17, 2010, with the subject line “Seattle Environmental Writing Competition.”
  • All entries should be submitted with a cover letter detailing the author’s name, address, e-mail address, law school and date of graduation, a 100-word abstract of the article, and a reproduction of the following statement:

“I, [AUTHOR NAME], have read and understand the eligibility requirements for the Seattle Environmental Law Journal writing competition. I have prepared the attached article in accordance with said requirements. Additionally, I certify that (i) my submission is my own original work and has not been previously published (in whole or in part); (ii) I have not received compensation for writing this article and this article was not used in connection with any paid employment position; and (iii) I will comply with the Seattle Environmental Law Journal’s editorial deadlines.”

All entries will by judged by the Seattle University School of Law faculty and the Seattle Environmental Law Journal editorial board. The winning article will be published in the 2010 edition of Seattle Environmental Law Journal and the author of the winning article will receive a $1,000 cash prize.

Please direct all inquiries to Stephanie Gilfeather at We look forward to receiving your submissions!