Law Student Competitions
The Section sponsors two competitions that are reserved exclusively for law students. The annual William Greenhalgh Student Writing Competition , named in memory of the late Georgetown law professor, challenges the student-author to explore important issues of American criminal constitutional procedures. In addition to a cash prize, the winner receives a free one-year Section membership, airfare and accommodations to a Section meeting to receive the award, and possible publication of the essay in Criminal Justice magazine. See the 2009 winning article, "When Is a Parent's Authority Apparent."
The National Trial Advocacy Competition , sponsored in conjunction with The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, tests the mettle of aspiring courtroom lawyers.