Andrew P. Vance Memorial Writing Competition

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The Twenty-First Annual (2020)

Andrew P. Vance Memorial Writing Competition


Sponsored by The Customs and International Trade Bar Association and

the University of Miami International and Comparative Law Review

 

The Competition

The Customs and International Trade Bar Association (CITBA) and the University of Miami School of Law are sponsoring this Writing Competition to encourage law students who are interested in careers in customs and international trade law. Winning papers will be considered for publication in the University of Miami International and Comparative Law Review.

 

Prizes

Two prizes will be awarded by CITBA:

$1,000 First Prize

$500 Second Prize

 

Who is Eligible

Entrants must be currently enrolled in a J.D. or L.L.M. program at any of the nation’s law schools. See a list of past winners.

 

Topics

An in-depth analysis of a current issue relevant to customs and international trade law.

 

Paper Requirements

Submissions should be typewritten, double-spaced on 8 ½ x 11-inch paper. The paper shall not exceed 40 pages in length, including footnotes. Papers must include footnotes, not endnotes. Papers should be in 12pt. Times New Roman font and have one-inch margins (right, left, top, and bottom). Noncompliance with these requirements may affect evaluation or result in disqualification. Please include the following on the cover sheet of your paper:

  • Full name, address and telephone number
  • Law school and year
  • Date of submission of paper

Do not include any identifying information in the text of the paper itself.

Papers must be electronically submitted to the following email address: vance.competition@law.miami.edu

The final date for submission is May 22, 2020

 

About the Sponsors

Customs and International Trade Bar Association

The Customs and International Trade Bar Association is the only national bar association dedicated to representing the interests and concerns of attorneys engaged in the practice of customs and international trade law. Founded in 1919, CITBA strives to maintain and improve standards of practice and to promote the public interest.

 

University of Miami School of Law

With an exceptionally large number of full-time faculty members with research and teaching interests in international legal subjects, Miami Law has extensive programs and course offerings in international, foreign, and comparative law as well as transnational practice. Learn more here about the trade and customs-related coursework and research available at the Law School.

For any questions related to the competition, please email the faculty advisor, Professor Kathleen Claussen: kclaussen@law.miami.edu.

 

Judges

A committee of practicing attorneys and professors with relevant expertise will judge the papers. The following factors will be considered:

  • Legal analysis
  • Thoroughness and depth of topic
  • Evaluation of judicial precedents, statutes, and regulations
  • Writing style
  • Form and quality of citations
  • Conformity with rules of competition

 

About the Honoree: Andrew P. Vance

The writing award honors the memory of Andrew P. Vance, past president of CITBA and distinguished public servant and practitioner. Through his work in the field of customs and international trade law for over forty years, Andrew Vance maintained and improved the standards of practice and earned the respect and affection of countless lawyers, judges and scholars.

 

Submit Your Paper Now!

Papers must be electronically submitted to the following email address: vance.competition@law.miami.edu

The final date for submission is May 22, 2020