James E. Beckley Securities Arbitration and Law Writing Competition for Law School Students

The James E. Beckley Securities Arbitration and Law Writing Competition is now open. The scholarship is sponsored by the PIABA Foundation. To be eligible, all candidates must be attending law school and full-time students who are not law students but they write law-related papers as part of a course at an American law school. Entries must be submitted no later than September 8, 2017.

Scholarship Description
The purposes of the competition are to promote greater interest in and understanding of the fields of securities arbitration and securities law and to encourage excellent legal writing skills in law students. The mission of the PIABA Foundation is to promote investor education by providing the public with information about abuses in the financial services industry and the securities dispute resolution process.

Award Value
The foundation will provide total $2,250 amounts to the winning candidates (Prize is $1000, Second Prize is $750, and Third Prize is $500).

Level and Area of Studies
College or university level in law subjects.

Place of Study
In the United States of America.

Eligibility and Criteria

  • All students are eligible who are attending or attend a law school in the United States.
  • Full-time students who are not law students but who write law-related papers as part of a course at an American law school are also eligible.
  • Employees of The PIABA Foundation and PIABA (except for students working less than 20 hours per week) are not eligible to enter the competition.

Applicants’ Nationality
The United States citizens are welcome to apply.

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Application Instruction
Please click the “website and application link” below to enter the competion.

Submission Deadline
September 8, 2017.

Website and Application Link

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