The AAJ Class Action Litigation Group Law Student Writing Competition | The American Association For Justice

The AAJ Class Action Litigation Group Law Student Writing Competition

Call for Papers

The American Association for Justice Class Action Litigation Group (CALG) invites your students to participate in our third annual national law student writing competition. We are seeking original law student writing on any topic associated with class action jurisprudence on the state or federal level. Papers may focus on legal analysis, policy, normative considerations, procedural concerns, or any other subject associated with the law of class actions. 

To be eligible, students must be enrolled at any law school during the 2017-2018 academic year. Papers must be the student’s original work and must not have been submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers may have been submitted for a grade at the student’s law school and may incorporate feedback that was part of a course requirement or supervised research project. 

All papers must be submitted on 8 ½ by 11 inch paper, double-spaced in 12-point Times New Roman font. The document margins must be one inch and all pages must be numbered. All citations must be in footnotes, which should be single-spaced in 10-point Times New Roman font. Submissions should not exceed 3,000 words. Students should use a citation style that conforms to the most recent edition of The Bluebook – A Uniform System of Citation. Papers that do not conform to these requirements will not be reviewed. 

Papers will be judged on the quality of their analysis and writing. All submissions will be reviewed by a judging committee composed of CALG members. The top three papers will then be presented to a distinguished Final Judges Panel. The student authors of the top three papers will receive recognition in the CALG Summer Convention Newsletter. In addition, CALG will award cash prizes of $2,000 to the first place submission, $1,000 to the second-place submission, and $500 to the third-place submission. 

Papers must be received by May 25, 2018. Papers received after this deadline will be considered only at the discretion of CALG. Students may submit their papers electronically to Any questions may also be directed to