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James B. Boskey Law Student Essay Contest on Dispute Resolution

Sponsored by The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution in memory of James B. Boskey, an intellectual, humanitarian, Seton Hall University law professor, and mediator. Professor Boskey became known and beloved world-over for his publication of The Alternative Newsletter, a resource guide on ADR published quarterly. It was in its tenth year when Professor Boskey died in 1999. The publication provided a comprehensive yet very accessible window into the diverse dimensions of the ADR field. In many respects, Professor Boskey-through the alternative newsletter-was the voice of the ADR community.

Purpose of the Boskey ADR Writing Competition:

The purpose of the competition is to create greater interest in the field of dispute resolution among law students.

The essay may address any aspect of dispute resolution practice, theory or research that the contestant chooses. Essays must be limited to 15-30 typewritten pages, including footnotes or endnotes. The text of the essay must be double-spaced, with twelve-point font and one-inch margins.

First Prize: $1000 to the Competition winner and posting of the winning essay and runner-up online.

Entry Information and Procedures:
The 2018 entry deadline is June 15, 2018 Click HERE for the Competition Guidelines

The James Boskey Dispute Resolution Essay Competition is sponsored by the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution. The James Boskey ADR Writing Competition is a project of the ADR in Law Schools Committee. The Boskey Writing Competition is Chaired by Professor Peter Reilly, Texas A&M University, School of Law.