James William Moore Federal Practice Award
LexisNexis is pleased to announce the 14th Annual James William Moore Federal Practice Award which encourages and recognizes outstanding scholarship in federal civil practice and procedure.
Students enrolled in law school through the end of the current (2012 – 2013) school year are eligible to participate. All papers must be the original work of an individual student, and papers must have been submitted for publication in a student publication or prepared as course work in connection with a course at law school.
The principal subject of the submitted paper must be federal civil practice and procedure, including civil jurisdiction and venue rules of the federal courts. Submissions on topics of federal courts management, federal appellate procedure, and alternative dispute resolution are also acceptable. Papers focusing on the procedural aspects of certain types of substantive litigation are acceptable as well.
Papers on purely substantive issues that may arise in federal litigation and papers dealing primarily with criminal procedure are not acceptable.
- The author of a paper may directly submit his or her paper for consideration, and each law review may submit up to four papers for consideration.
- All papers should follow the citation form in the 19th edition of "A Uniform System of Citation." Papers should be double-spaced (footnotes single-spaced), presented on one side of 8.5 x 11” paper, and printed in Times New Roman, 12 pt. font.
- Submitted papers should be a minimum of 20 pages.
Papers (along with fall 2013 contact information (address, phone number, email address) for the author and the law review (including the name of the incoming editor-in-chief) should be submitted to:
Editor, Moore’s Federal Practice
Lexis Nexis Matthew Bender
201 Mission Street, 26th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105.
One electronic copy on a CD-ROM and one paper copy of each paper should be submitted.
One paper will be selected as the winner of the Award, and the author will receive a cash prize of $2,000, a full set of Moore’s Federal Rules Pamphlets, and publicity of his or her name in connection with the award. The winning entrant’s law review or journal will also be awarded $1,000.
The submission deadline for this year’s award is June 3, 2013, and winners will be announced on or around October 1, 2013.
Please direct any inquiries to Mark Landis, Legal Editor, Practice Area Content, LexisNexis, at 1-800-424-0651.