Writing Competition

Justice Rudolph Hargrave – Writing Competition

Awards will be given in the amounts of $1,500, $1,000 and $750.00 for the best three original and previously unpublished papers. The winners will be included in the Symposium publication.

Chief Justice John B. Doolin – Writing Competition

This competition is open to any student enrolled in college, at any level.  First, second, and third prizes in the amounts of $1,000, $750 and $500.00 will be awarded.  The winning entry will be published in the 2021 Symposium book.  Second and third place entries will be published if space permits. 

Hager Prize for Students

The Hager  Prize of $1,000 will be awarded for the best writing on the ICWA or any legal issue concerning Native American juveniles.  The winning entry will also be published in the 2021 Symposium book. 

Requirements
The entries in the writing competition must not be more than fifty (50) single-spaced pages in length. The paper used shall be 8-1/2” x 11” in size. The title of the paper, the name of the author and a current mailing address and telephone number must be placed on a cover page. Only the title of the paper should appear at the top of the first page of the text. The author’s name should appear on the cover page only. Papers must be submitted in Word or Word Perfect format. E-mail the formatted version to kyle.shifflett@oscn.net. Use a 12-point font in Times New Roman format. Again, the document should be single spaced. The left and right margins must be 2”; the top and bottom margins must be 1.5”.

Papers are evaluated for: Timelines of Subject; Originality; Legal Analysis; Use of Authority; Creativity of Arguments; Strength and Logic of Conclusions; Grammar; Punctuation and Writing Style.

ALL PAPERS MUST BE SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 1, 2021 BY EMAIL TO: kyle.shifflet@oscn.net

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Julie Rorie at (405)556-9371