Do you want to win $500? How about $250? Would you like to have your work displayed in the Faculty Publications Display Case? How about all the pats on the back you will get from family and friends if you win this prestigious award? You better get to work! The deadline to enter the annual Ross-Blakley Law Library Award for Exemplary Student Research is April 1st.
The purpose of the award is to encourage students to focus on practical skills and to refine their research skills beyond ordinary proficiency to their personal best. The award also serves as a means to showcase extraordinary student research.
Two award recipients will be selected. The first place winner will receive $500.00 and a Certificate of Recognition. The second place winner will receive $250.00 and a Certificate of Recognition. Winners will be invited to publish their paper in the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law Faculty Scholarship Repository and winners are further invited to showcase their writing in the Faculty Scholarship Display case located in the Law Library lobby for public exhibition during the year following receipt of the award.
A panel composed of two Law Librarians and one Legal Writing Instructor will judge submissions based on how well they demonstrate the following:
- Sophistication, originality, or unusual depth or breadth in the use of research materials, including, but not limited to, print resources, electronic search engines and databases, primary and secondary legal resources, interdisciplinary
- resources, and empirical resources
- Exceptional innovation in research strategy, including the ability to locate, select, and evaluate research materials with discretion
- Skillful synthesis of research results into a comprehensive scholarly analysis
To learn more about the award including eligibility, acceptable papers, selection criteria and application procedures, please visit:
The deadline for submission is April 1, 2015.
And remember, if you need help with your research, don’t forget to Ask a Librarian.