ASECA's annual writing competition awards prizes for outstanding papers in the field of securities law. Papers may address any subject in the field of securities law. Undergraduate and graduate law students enrolled at accredited law schools in the US for the fall semester of 2017 are eligible to participate.
Three prizes will be awarded at ASECA's annual dinner on Friday, February 24, 2018 in Washington, DC: $5,000 for first place, $3,000 for second place, and $2,000 for third place. Award winners will be invited to the dinner, which is attended by SEC Commissioners and many SEC senior staff members. The first place winner will be reimbursed up to $1,000 in travel and lodging expenses.
Papers need not have been previously published to be considered, but they must be of publishable quality. Unpublished papers, papers published in any law journal or other publication during calendar year 2017, and papers scheduled for publication in 2017 or 2018 are eligible for submission. Co-authored papers are not eligible.
Two copies of each submission should be sent to: ASECA, PO Box 5767, Washington, DC 20016 and must be received by ASECA no later than November 10, 2017. Papers will be screened by a panel of judges consisting of securities practitioners and law professors. The best papers will be submitted to the Board of Directors of ASECA to select the award winners.
All submissions must include author's name, e-mail address, postal address, telephone number, law school and year of anticipated graduation. For published submissions and submissions scheduled to be published, the name and date of publication or anticipated publication should be included.
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