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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, 2015.

Complete Essay Contest Rules PDF Entries must be postmarked by June 30, 2015.

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

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Writing Competition Winners

      Environmental Law Competition

    An impressive array of essays were submitted by eleven law students from ten different law schools for the MELJ 2014 writing competition. The editors selected the following winners:

    First Place: Joel Quick of Cambridge MA, Northeastern University School of Law, "Does Bowman v. Monsanto Co. provide a basis for common-law trespass suits against genetically engineered crop producers in state courts to remedy organic crop contamination?"

    Second Place: Marya Torrez of Washington, D.C., American University Washington College of Law, "Hungry for Fuel: Do U.S. Laws Governing Biofuels Ensure a Sustainable Food System?"

    Third Place, James Bonar-Bridges of Madison, WI, University of Wisconsin Law School, "EPA's Water Transfer Rule: A Soup to Nuts Explanation"



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