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Eleventh Annual Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition

Published on: 29 Jan 2019

Eleventh Annual Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition

The Legal History and Rare Books (LH&RB) Section of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), in cooperation with Cengage Learning, announces the Eleventh Annual Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition. The competition is named in honor of Morris L. Cohen, late Professor Emeritus of Law at Yale Law School.

The competition is designed to encourage scholarship and to acquaint students with the AALL and law librarianship, and is open to students currently enrolled in accredited graduate programs in library science, law, history, and related fields. Essays may be on any topic related to legal history, rare law books, or legal archives. The winner will receive a $500.00 prize from Cengage Learning and present his or her paper in a national webinar.

Winning and runner-up entries will be invited to submit their entries to Unbound, the official journal of LH&RB. Past winning essays have gone on to be accepted by journals such as:

N.Y.U. Law Review

American Journal of Legal History

University of South Florida Law Review

William & Mary

Journal of Women and the Law

Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities

and

French Historical Review

The entry form and instructions are available at the LH&RB website: https://www.aallnet.org/lhrbsis/awards-grants/ 

Entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., April 15, 2019 (EDT)

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