James E. Beckley Writing Competition (Sponsored by Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association)

Contest: This is a writing competition for students interested in Securities Arbitration and Securities Law sponsored by the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA).  First Prize is $1000,  Second Prize is $750, and Third Prize is $500.  Competitive winner(s) will be posted online at the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association website.  The PIABA Bar Journal Board of Editors will public the first place paper, and may, at their option, elect to print additional submissions.

Topic: The submission may address any aspect of Securities law; Securities arbitration; The Federal Arbitration Act, Title 9, US Code, Section 1-14; or FINRA Code of Arbitration, effective April 16, 2007 and any changes or proposed changes to that Code.  The writing can be based in theory or practice, but should ultimately advocate a position on the topic area chosen.

Deadline: September, 3 2010.  The winners will be announced during the President’s Dinner at the PIABA Annual Meeting on October 15, 2010.

For more information about eligibility, authorship, criteria and judging, form, and how to enter click here for a PDF flier from the PIABA.