Sunday, June 19, 2011

Law Student Writing Competition

One of the most exciting parts of the TIPS Disaster Preparedness and Response initiative is the Law Student Writing Competition.  Led by Professor Joan Schaffner of George Washington University Law School, the essay competition will coincide with the four TIPS meetings during the 2011-12 year.  Two law schools in each meeting city will hold a writing competition and submit selected essays to TIPS to determine the winning essay at each meeting.  The winners will be announced at a reception to follow the Disaster Preparedness and Response Program, a cash award, a certificate, and publication of their essay.  Up to 25 law students from each school will be able to attend the TIPS meeting and participate in the programs on Disaster Preparedness and Response.  For more information and essay contest rules please contact Professor Schaffner at  A full description and rules are on the Pages section of this Blog's main page (lower right hand corner) and hyperlinked to the title of this post.

The meeting dates, law schools, subject matter, and essay submission deadlines are as follows:

Fall - Seattle, Washington, October 13, 2011, essay submission deadline September 23, 2011, subject, Disasters Caused by Cyber Terrorism, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle University School of Law

Mid-Year - New Orleans, Louisiana, February 3, 2012, essay submission deadline January 6, 2012, subject, Disasters Caused by Negligent Acts, Tulane University School of Law, Loyola University, New Orleans, College of Law

Spring - Charleston, South Carolina, May 17, 2012, essay submission deadline April 20, 2012, subject, Disasters Caused by Nature, Charleston School of Law, University of South Carolina, School of Law

Annual - Chicago, Illinois, August 2, 2012, essay submission deadline July 1, 2012, subject Disasters Caused by Foreign and Domestic Terrorism, University of Chicago Law School, John Marshall

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