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Essay Contest

The following prizes will be awarded: $2,000 for first place, $1,000 for second place, and $500 for third place. Winning essays will be published in the Michigan Environmental Law Journal. At the discretion of the editors, other essays submitted may also be published and $250 paid to the author of each non-winning essay after it is published. Prize winners will be announced no later than September 30, 2014.

Complete Essay Contest Rules PDF Entries must be postmarked by June30, 2014.

For further information contact Christopher J. Dunsky, (313) 418-0913,

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Writing Competition Winners

      Nathan Inks
      Nathan D. Inks receives his award from Christopher Dunsky, MELJ Editor 2012-2013

    Five law students from five different law schools submitted essays for the MELJ 2013 writing competition. The editors selected the following winners:

    First Place: Nathan Inks of Lincoln Park, Wayne State Univ. Law School, Wetland Mitigation in Michigan: Working Toward the Goal of No Net Loss of Wetlands

    Second Place: Jamie Bowers of Sarasota, Florida, Georgetown University Law Center, Environmental Justice and Fracking

    Third Place, Chen Sheng, University of Illinois College of Law, "Application of the Reasonable Use Doctrine in Riparian Rights and Groundwater Cases in the Last Decade"



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