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					                    New York State Bar Association
                    One Elk Street, Albany, New York 12207 • 518/463-3200 • http://www.nysba.org

SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON ANIMALS AND THE LAW
JAMES F. GESUALDI
  Chair
  58 Wingam Drive
  Islip, NY 11751
  TEL 631/224-4801                   2009 NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION’S
  FAX 631/224-1678                SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON ANIMALS AND THE LAW
  jfges@aol.com
JANIS E. FALLON                          STUDENT WRITING COMPETITION
  Vice-Chair
  Whiteman, Osterman & Hanna,
  LLP
  One Commerce Plaza
                                                              RULES
  Albany, NY 12260-1000
  TEL 518/487-7648
  FAX 518/487-777               Topic:         Any topic on animal law.
  jfallon@woh.com
AMY LYNN CHAITOFF
  Secretary                     Eligibility:   To be eligible for consideration, the submission must
  Chaitoff Law
  25 West Main Street                          be written by a student currently enrolled (full time
  Smithtown, NY 11787
  TEL 631/265-0155                             or part time) in an ABA-accredited law school. No
  FAX 631/360-3393
  amy@chaitofflaw.com
                                               paper that has been previously published in any
                                               form shall be considered.

                                Deadline:      Papers must be postmarked no later than June 15,
                                2009.

                                Award Criteria:          Written submissions will be judged based on
                                quality, clarity, originality, and organization. All essays must also
                                meet the following criteria:

                                                      Length:     Type written, double spaced, no
                                less than 12 point font, on 8 ½ inch by 11 inch paper, with 1 inch
                                margins, and no more than 25 pages, including footnotes.

                                                      Format: One hard copy of the written
                                submission and one electronic copy in Microsoft Word format on a
                                disk must be submitted by mail, postmarked no later than June 15,
                                2009, and addressed to:

                                                      Kim Hojohn, Liaison
                                                      Special Committee on Animals and the Law
                                                      New York State Bar Association
                                                      One Elk Street
                                                      Albany, NY 12207

                                                     Cover Page:     Entrants must submit a
                                cover page indicating the submitter’s name, law school, expected
                                year of graduation, mailing address, email address, and telephone
                                number.

                                Prizes Awarded:       1st place: $1,000 and a certificate of
                                                                 achievement
                                                      2nd place: $500 and a certificate of
                                                                 achievement