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Honigman creates securities law writing contest for law students


Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP has created a securities law writing competition, which will provide a $1,500 prize for the winning Michigan law school student. The purpose of the competition is to (1) create interest in securities law among law students, and (2) promote the knowledge and scholarship of federal and state securities law to the local bench and bar.

Eligibility

The competition is open to all full- and part-time J.D. law students who are enrolled at one of the following law schools:

• Michigan State University College of Law

• University of Michigan Law School

• Wayne State University Law School

• University of Detroit Mercy

• Western Michigan University Cooley Law School

Only one entry per participant is permitted. Employees of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP and their immediate household and family members are ineligible to enter the competition.

Submission Criteria

Submissions may include articles prepared for class assignments, law journals, or other purposes, as well as those written specifically for this competition. The submission deadline is Friday, June 17, 2016.

Articles that have been submitted to or published by a student publication within the last year are acceptable for submission to the competition. The submission entry form must indicate to which publication(s) the work has been submitted and whether it has been published.

Subject Matter and Length

The article may address any aspect of state or federal securities laws, securities practice, securities arbitration, or securities litigation that the contestant chooses. The article can be based in theory or practice. There is no page limit for this competition.

The winner will be chosen by Honigman’s Securities Law Writing Competition Committee by August 26, 2016 and announced at the annual Midwest Securities Law Institute to be held at Michigan State University College of Law on October 26, 2016.
For additional details and an entry form, please visit Honigman’s Securities and Corporate Governance practice groups at www.honigman.com.


 

Business attorneys release an additional five legal basics videos
 

Foster Swift has added five videos to its Legal Basics video series. Entrepreneurs and business owners have many legal questions that often arise after business hours, so Foster Swift attorneys have collaborated to develop a library of short videos to provide basic legal information on some of the more frequently asked questions. The videos range from about 3 1/2 minutes to 7 minutes and give a general overview of each topic, including real-life examples, as well as some of the common errors business owners make. They provide general information and are not legal advice.  To access the videos visit www.fosterswift.com, under publications and click on Legal Basics Videos. You may also view them on our YouTube channel: youtube.com/fosterswift.

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