Do you want to win $500? Would you like to have your work published in the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law Faculty Scholarship Repository? 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 2nd at 9:00am.
The purpose of the award is to encourage students to focus on practical skills and to refine their research abilities beyond ordinary proficiency to achieve their personal best. We are most interested in your research process. Submissions may be, but are not limited to, papers written for a class or as a journal note.
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.
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: Ross-Blakley Law Library Award for Exemplary Student Research
And remember, if you need help with your research, don’t forget to Ask a Librarian.