You love the law, but your friends think it’s boring. Show them that legal topics can be interesting, and even entertaining, while still providing substantive legal insights by entering The Expert Institute’s Legal Blog Writing Contest. To participate, submit a 1,000 to 2,500 word blog-style article on the use of expert witnesses in litigation through our online submission portal at the bottom of this page by December 31, 2014. If your article wins, you will receive a $500 cash prize, and your article will be published on The Expert Institute’s blog and distributed in our weekly newsletter, where it will be read by thousands of practicing attorneys.
To win, your article not only has to be logically rigorous and substantive, it also needs to be engaging, entertaining, and eye-catching. Ideally, lay people should be able to understand and enjoy the article, while lawyers should find it useful and insightful.
Eligibility and Topic:
J.D. Students – Any topic in litigation involving expert witnesses
Specific case references are required, and the article must contain specific examples
Must be an unpublished, original submission. The Expert Institute reserves the right to publish in print and digital all or part of the essay or abstract at its discretion
Citations should be inline – no footnotes or endnotes. Links to electronic sources are encouraged
1,500 – 2,500 words, written in a blog post format
Submission must include:
Full name of author (First, Middle, and Last)
Contact information for author, including e-mail address and phone number
Author photo (recommended) in JPEG, GIF, or PNG format with a maximum file size of 1 MB. Image size
must be at least 150 x 200 pixels.
School name and mailing address.
A .doc or .docx file of your article
A valid .edu email
The Expert Institute editorial staff, as well as a panel of practicing trial lawyers will judge the contest. Factors that will be considered during judgment include:
Clarity, style, and poise of writing
Originality of topic
Thoroughness of research and quality of analysis
Comprehensibility by lay and professional audiences.
Year of Need: 1st Year Grad, 2nd Year Grad, 3rd Year Grad, Beyond 3rd Year Grad,
Num Awards: 2
Min Award: 200
Max Award: 500
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