2018 AFCC Family Law Writing Competition

DEADLINE: Entry forms must be received by February 1, 2018. Article submissions must be received by February 15, 2018.

The Maurice A. Dean School of Law at Hofstra University and the Association of Family Conciliation Courts (AFCC) are holding their ninth annual Family Law Writing Competition. The competition is run in cooperation with the editorial staff of the Family Court Review, which is the academic and research journal of AFCC. The Family Court Review is an interdisciplinary and international journal published quarterly by Wiley and in cooperation with the Center for Children, Families, and the Law at Hofstra Law. The Family Court Review contributes to and facilitates discourse among the judicial, legal, mediation, mental health and social services communities.
 
TOPICS
The subject of entries may be within any area of family law, although topics that focus on international or interdisciplinary subjects of family law are especially encouraged. Articles should concentrate on a current legal issue and must have a strong foundation in legal research. Use of interdisciplinary sources may also be appropriate for many topics.
 
AWARDS
  • First prize: $500 cash prize courtesy of the Center for Children, Families and the Law at Hofstra Law; certificate of recognition as first-place winner; consideration for publication of the article in the Family Court Review; letter to the dean of the student's law school; and a one-year complimentary AFCC student membership, including a one-year subscription to the Family Court Review; ​OR Complimentary conference registration to AFCC's 55th Annual Conference, held June 6-9, 2018, in Washington, DC (does not include hotel, transportation and food).
  • Honorable Mention (up to two): $250 cash prize courtesy of the Center for Children, Families and the Law at Hofstra Law; certificate of recognition as the honorable-mention winner; and letter to the dean of the student's law school.
 
SUBMISSION
Applicants must download the Entry Form from law.hofstra.edu/FCR and e-mail the completed Entry Form to fcr@hofstra.edu for an anonymous entry number by February 1, 2018.

All submissions must be e-mailed as a Microsoft Word or PDF document to the Family Court Review at fcr@hofstra.edu by February 15, 2018. Hard copies are not permissible.
 
INFORMATION
Click here for full information and rules for the competition.
 
QUESTIONS
If you have questions, please contact the Managing Editor of the Family Court Review at fcr@hofstra.edu.
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