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Call for Submissions: 2014 David A. Garfinkel Essay Contest WHO WATCHES the WATCHERS? Free Speech and Free Press in the Electronic Age.

posted Aug 27, 2013, 11:17 AM by Pete Weinman

Dear all,
The Historical Society of the New York Courts is launching its 7th Annual David A. Garfinkel Essay Contest for CUNY and SUNY community college students. Please share the call for submissions through your bar association website, social media networks and publications. Thank you for helping us spread the word about the contest!

The contest is open to all CUNY and SUNY Community College students registered for the Fall Semester of 2013 or the Spring Semester of 2014.

Entries will be accepted starting December 13, 2013 through April 1, 2014.

Questions on which students can focus their essays, contest rules and resources including news, videos, academic articles and legal references are available on the website ofThe Historical Society of the New York Courts

A panel of members of the New York Bench and Bar will select the winning essays, and prizes will be awarded as follows:
- NYS Community College Grand Prize, awarded to a student from either educational system: $1,500
- CUNY Community College Prize: $1,000
- SUNY Community College Prize: $1,000

Thank you!
Andrea Garcia
New York State Unified Court System
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