September 08, 2016

Competitions and Awards

The Forum on the Construction Industry is Looking for the Best Law Student Writers in the Country

A few years ago, the Forum renewed its Law Student Writing Competition, and the results have been stellar. Both the number and quality of submissions have increased each year. The Forum gets to introduce itself to the next generation of construction lawyers and strive towards its mission of Building the Best Lawyers.

Two factors drove the decision to revive the Competition were the success of the Forum’s law school textbook, Construction Law, and the increase in the number of law school courses dedicated to construction law principles. If construction law was indeed making inroads into legal education, then the Competition could help heighten that interest.

The prize is worth the chase. The author of the first place submission receives: a cash prize of $2,000; travel expenses and registration to attend the next fall meeting of the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry (where a first prize plaque will be presented); a one-year membership in the Forum and recognition in both the Forum newsletter, Under Construction, and on the Forum's website. In addition to the first place winner, one or more authors may be judged a finalist and recognized with a plaque and in Forum publications.

Diversity Fellowship

The Forum’s leadership has initiated a fellowship program for women and minority construction lawyers with the goal of introducing the Forum to women and minority construction lawyers and drawing these lawyers into the ranks of active, long-term members. Continue Reading

In-House Counsel Fellowship

The American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law recognizes and values the participation of private and public in-house lawyers in its activities. In 2014, the Forum’s leadership initiated a fellowship program for corporate in-house and government in-house construction lawyers with the goal of introducing the Forum and drawing these lawyers into the ranks of active, long-term members. Continue Reading