University of Richmond

Richard P. Klau Law and Technology Student Writing Competition 2012

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The University of Richmond Journal of Law and Technology is pleased to announce the biennial Richard P. Klau Law and Technology Student Writing Competition.

The 2012 Richard P. Klau Law and Technology Student Writing Competition will allow current students from ABA-accredited law schools to compete for the opportunity to have their work published in the University of Richmond's Journal of Law and Technology.

The Richard P. Klau Law and Technology Student Writing Competition includes three separate awards offered to law students who have submitted exemplary papers. The top three articles will have the opportunity to have their articles published within Vol. XVIII of the Journal. In addition to publication, first prize will also receive a $1,750 certificate for a Barbri® Bar Review Course and second prize will receive a $200 Barbri® certificate.

Established in 2005 by Richard J. Klau, President of Hajoca Corporation, the Klau Award honors the immeasurable contributions of the founder of the University of Richmond Journal of Law and Technology (JOLT), Richard P. Klau, L '96. Awarded biennially, the Klau Award grants $300 for best submission to JOLT by a University of Richmond law student.

Submission Guidelines

  • Papers must be written independently
  • Only students enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school's J.D. program as of January 1, 2012 may participate.
  • The topic of the paper MUST deal with a topic at the intersection of both law and technology.
  • Papers that have been submitted to or published by a student publication are not acceptable for submission to the contest.
  • Papers submitted may not be greater than 30 pages in length and should be formatted as follows: using size 12 Times New Roman font, double-spaced, and 1-inch margins on all sides. Submissions may not be in .pdf format.
  • Citations for the paper must be in compliance with the rules set out in The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, 19th ed.
  • A cover form must be included with each submission.

To Submit

All entries for the 2012 Richard P. Klau Law and Technology Student Writing Competition must be submitted electronically by Friday, March 30, 2012 at 5:00 PM EST. An entry form must be submitted along with your entry. Please contact Diana Koch-Blackman with any questions by e-mail at diana.kochblackman@richmond.edu, or by phone at (804) 922-6029.