The 2017 Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Competition
by Public Citizen, the Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Competition is
What Does the Trump Presidency Mean for Access to Justice?
- Complimentary 2017 Public Citizen membership
competition is sponsored by R. Ben Hogan III of Hogan Law Office, PC, in
Birmingham, Alabama, and Gerson H. Smoger of Smoger & Associates in Dallas,
Texas, and Oakland, California. The competition is administered by Public
Citizen, a nonprofit organization. With more than 350,000 members and supporters
nationwide, Public Citizen advocates for a
healthier and more equitable world.
Submission Deadline: Essays must be
submitted by email no later than 11:59 p.m. on April 28, 2017, to Amanda
Fleming at firstname.lastname@example.org. Papers emailed after this date will not be considered.
Eligibility: The competition is
open to all current law students and all masters of law students. Co-authored
submissions are eligible; if selected, the co-authors will share the prize.
Each submission must be an original, unpublished academic work, but
simultaneous submissions will be accepted. If a submission has been accepted
for publication, the student should include the journal’s written consent to
the posting of the paper on Public Citizen’s website, which will feature
Content: Essay submissions are
sought on the topic: “What Does the Trump Presidency Mean for Access to Justice?"
Format: Submissions must be
emailed as Microsoft Word documents. They may be full-length law review
articles or shorter academic essays. The word count may be between 6,000 and
25,000 words, not including footnotes. Essays should use footnotes (not
Judging Process: A panel of lawyers,
including law professors and practitioners, will judge the submissions based on
depth of analysis, quality of writing, originality, and thoroughness.
Winning Submission and Prizes:
The winner will be notified by email, and the winning paper will be posted on
Public Citizen’s website. The winner will receive $5,000 and a complementary one-year Public Citizen membership. Only one winning
paper will be chosen and awarded the prizes.