For the seventh year of the essay competition, ALL students enrolled in the 2013-2014 academic year and in good academic standing at an accredited law school are eligible to receive prizes of cash, recognition, publication in The Champion, and more. For a full description and contest rules, you and your students may visit NACDL's website at http://www.nacdl.org/essaycompetition. The deadline for submissions is May 1, 2014. Through the essay competition, NACDL and DTF challenge students to improve their issue analysis and writing skills.
If you are not familiar with us, NACDL, located in Washington, D.C., is the nation’s preeminent bar association serving the criminal defense profession and is committed to serving a diverse and inclusive community of lawyers. With members in every state and from many nations, NACDL’s mission is to: Ensure justice and due process for persons accused of crime ... Foster the integrity, independence and expertise of the criminal defense profession ... Promote the proper and fair administration of criminal justice. It provides opportunities for attorneys to connect, share information and learn from one another. These efforts build on NACDL's long-standing commitment to students that have included the initiation of student memberships and the the Cathy Bennett Mock Trial Competition.