Chief Justice John B. Doolin Writing Competition
The Supreme Court of Oklahoma and The Sovereignty Symposium, Inc. are sponsoring a law student writing competition that is open to all students enrolled in an accredited law school in the United States, its territories, or Canada.
John B. Doolin, the namesake of this competition, was appointed to the Oklahoma Supreme Court in 1972, and he authorized the formation of The Sovereignty Symposium in 1988. The Symposium was established to provide a forum in which ideas concerning common legal issues may be exchanged in a scholarly, non-adversarial environment.
A scholarly collection of legal and historical writings presented at The Sovereignty Symposium, which will be held June 5 and 6, 2013, will be compiled as a book. Law libraries all over the United States regularly solicit copies of the publications for their collections.
The subject matter of the paper may be on any area of the law relating to Native Americans or other indigenous peoples.
First, second, and third prizes in the amounts of $750, $500, and $250 respectively will be awarded. The winning entry will be published in the 2013 Symposium compendium of materials, and the second and third place entries will be published if space permits.
Entries must be received no later than May 1, 2013.
All entries must conform to the Symposium standards, and entries that fail to do so will be disqualified. For further information, please contact Julie Rorie at 405.556.9371.
For submission requirements, please visit The Sovereignty Symposium’s website.