Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Morris Cohen Student Essay Contest

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The Legal History and Rare Books Section of the American Association of Law Libraries announces the fourth annual Morris Cohen Student Essay contest. The competition is named in honor of Morris L. Cohen, late Professor Emeritus of Law at Yale Law School. Professor Cohen was a scholar in the fields of legal research, rare books, and historical bibliography. Essays may be on any topic related to legal history, rare law books, or legal archives. Full- and part-time students currently enrolled in accredited graduate programs in library science, law, history, or related fields are encouraged to enter the competition; membership in AALL is not required. The winner will receive a $500.00 prize from Cengage Learning and up to $1,000 for expenses associated with attendance at this year’s AALL Annual Meeting in Boston. The runner-up will have the opportunity to publish the second-place essay in LH&RB's online scholarly journal Unbound: An Annual Review of Legal History and Rare Books. Entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., April 15, 2011.

The entry form and instructions are available at the LH&RB website. Please direct questions to Robert Mead or to Marguerite Most.

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