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April 26, 2019

2019 Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “Pursuit of Justice” Legal Writing Competition

The Philadelphia Bar Association is pleased to announce the Legal Writing Competition in honor of the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. In so doing, the Bar Association recognizes the importance of excellence in legal writing and seeks to award a student enrolled in an ABA-approved Philadelphia-area law school for authoring a top-quality competition submission. The following information is provided to encourage your participation.


Open to full-time and part-time law students in their 2nd or 3rd year at one of the following institutions: Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Rutgers Law School - Camden, Temple University Beasley School of Law, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law and Widener University Delaware Law School


Law review quality submission on any topic relating to rights, privileges and responsibilities under federal law.


$2,500 cash prize, publication in The Philadelphia Lawyer and on the Bar Association’s website, presentation of the award at a Bar Association event


For a complete list of rules please click here.
Please direct additional questions to the Chairperson
Thomas H. Chiacchio at (215) 907-7903 or


Submissions must be received by 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, 2019

Please address your submission as follows:
Attn: Dawn Petit
Philadelphia Bar Association
1101 Market Street, 11th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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