Annual Writing Competition
Each year The American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers seeks
to recognize written contributions to the field of consumer financial
services law. Eligible papers include publishable articles, substantial
book reviews, or book chapters; books; and student case note or comment.
In any year, depending on the quality of the submissions, awards may be
made in all or some of these three categories.
The awards include a cash payment ($2,500 for books, $2,000 for articles,
reviews, or book chapters; and $1,000 for student work), a certificate or
other token of recognition, and travel expenses to attend the College's
annual dinner held in conjunction with the Spring Meeting of the Business
Law Section of the American Bar Association.
Guidelines For 2017
Eligible entries must discuss some aspect of consumer financial services
law. Topics that relate principally to securities regulation, insurance,
or the safety and soundness aspects of banking regulation are not eligible, but
works on subjects within these (or other) areas will be considered if they
bear directly on consumer financial services.
The deadline for entry is December 1, 2016, and entries are eligible if they
have been written or published within the twelve months preceding that
date. Unpublished manuscripts should be double-spaced and conform to law
review standards. All entries should be submitted in electronic format.
Entries for the 2017 competition should be submitted via email to:
Richard P. Hackett, Esquire
Writing Competition Chair
Hudson Cook, LLP
22 Free Street
Portland, ME 04101
Please email Richard P Hackett and