The Judge John R. Brown
1177 West Loop South, Tenth Floor
Houston, Texas 77027
Rules for the 2012 Brown Award of
$10,000 for Excellence in Legal Writing
The Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation is pleased to announce the nineteenth annual Brown Award. The Award is in recognition of Excellence in Legal Writing in American Law Schools. Any law student currently enrolled in an accredited law school in the United States seeking a J.D. or LL.B degree is eligible to receive the Award. This year the stipend for the winner is $10,000. The 2011 Award was presented to G. Brinton Lucas of the University of Virginia School of Law for his paper entitled, Structural Exceptionalism and Comparative Constitutional Law.
In order to be considered, four copies of a current legal writing must be submitted to the Foundation c/o Kenneth G. Engerrand, Brown Sims, P.C., Tenth Floor, 1177 West Loop South, Houston, Texas 77027-9007. The article must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from a law school faculty member or legal professional other than the author of the paper. Only one paper may be submitted on behalf of any student and only one paper may be sponsored by any faculty member or legal professional. The submission must be postmarked no later than June 4, 2012. The student’s package must contain a separate sheet containing the title of the paper; the name, physical address, telephone number, and email address of the student; and the name, title, physical address, and email address of the student’s sponsor. This year there is no page limitation or restriction on the topic except that the writing must be on a legal subject. The Foundation will appoint a final judging panel consisting of a law school dean, a federal judge, and a law school professor. The Foundation will not return any material submitted to the Foundation. The 2012 recipient of the Brown Award will be notified by October 31, 2012, and listed with the other finalists at the website www.brownsims.com
Mrs. John R. “Vera” Brown