Crane Writing Competition for Law and Medical Students

The Thomas Jefferson School of Law is pleased to invite applications for the Crane Writing Competition. This competition is open to law and medical students as well as PhD students in any related field. The winners will receive $1,500 or $1,000. The closing date of application is January 15, 2017.

Program Description
The Thomas Jefferson School of Law is proud to announce third annual Jameson Crane Iii Disability and the Law Writing Competition. The contest is open to currently enrolled law students (J.D., LL.M., and J.S.D.), medical students, and doctoral candidates in related fields. The Crane Writing Competition is designed to encourage outstanding student at the intersection of law and medicine or law and the social sciences that promote an understanding, furthers the development of legal rights and protections, and improves the lives of those with disabilities.

Award Value
The winner of the competition will receive a $1,500 and two second place winners will each receive a $1,000 cash prize.

Level and Area of Studies
College or university level in law, medical or other related fields.

Place of Study
In the United States of America.

Eligibility and Criteria
The Crane Writing Competition is open to currently enrolled law students (J.D., LL.M., and J.S.D.), medical students, and doctoral candidates in related fields who attend an accredited graduate program of study in the United States.

Applicants’ Nationality
The United States citizens are welcome to apply.

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Application Instruction
To apply, candidates are required to submit the papers on any topic relating to disability law including, legal issues arising with respect to employment, government services and programs, public accommodations, education, higher education, housing, and health care.

Important Dates
All entries must be received by midnight, Pacific Standard Time, January 15, 2017. Winning submissions will be announced on April 15, 2017.

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