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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

9th Annual Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition

The Legal History and Rare Books (LH&RB) Section of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), in cooperation with Cengage Learning, announces the Ninth Annual Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition. The competition is named in honor of Morris L. Cohenlate Professor Emeritus of Law at Yale Law School, a leading scholar in legal research, rare books, and historical bibliography.

Essays may be submitted on any topic related to legal history, rare law books, or legal archives. The winner will receive a $500.00 prize from Cengage Learning and up to $1,000 for expenses to attend the AALL Annual Meeting. 

The purpose of the competition is to encourage scholarship in the areas of legal history, rare law books, and legal archives, and acquaint student with the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) and law librarianship. 

Winning and runner-up entries will be invited to submit their entries to Unbound, the official journal of LH&RB. Past winning essays have gone on to be accepted by journals such as N.Y.U. Law ReviewAmerican Journal of Legal HistoryUniversity of South Florida Law ReviewWilliam & Mary Journal of Women and the LawYale Journal of Law & the Humanities, and French Historical Review.

The entry form and instructions are available online at the AALL website: www.aallnet.org/sections/lhrb/awards 

Entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m.April 16, 2018 (EDT).

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