Submission Deadline: September 8, 2017 by 5pm Eastern time
Monetary Awards: 1st Place- $1000.00 2nd Place- $750.00 3rd Place- $500.00
This is a writing competition for students interested in Securities Arbitration and Securities Law sponsored by The PIA-BA Foundation. Competition winners will be posted online at www.piabafoundation.org. The PIABA Bar Journal Board-of-Editors will publish the first place paper, and may, at their option, print additional submissions.
Topic: The submission may address any aspect of Securities law; Securities arbitration; The Federal Arbitration Act, Title 9, US Code, Section 1-14; or FINRA Code of Arbitration, effective April 16, 2007 and any changes or proposed changes to that Code. The writing can be based in theory or practice, but should ultimately advocate a position on the topic area chosen.
Eligibility: The competition is open to all students who attend a law school in the United States. Full-time students who are not law students but who write law-related papers as a part of a course at an American law school are also eligible. Employees of PIABA (except for students working less than 20 hours per week) are not eligible to enter the competition.
To Enter: Entries must be received through www.piabafoundation.org no later than 5pm eastern on September 8,2017. The contestant's name and other identifying markings such as school name ore not to be on any copy of the submitted entry. The PIABA Foundation will assign a random number to each entry and will record this number on all copies of each submission. Neither the contestant's identity nor his or her academic institution will be known to any Competition Judge. Each entrant may submit only one entry. The form and these rules also appear on The PIABA Foundation website. From the home page select 2017 James E. Beckley Securities Arbitration and Law Writing Competition.
Visit www.piabafoundation.org for more information.