Richard Alderman Award
Each year the Section presents the Richard Alderman Award for excellence in a CLE presentation to the speaker who earns the highest rating at the Section’s’Advanced Consumer and Commercial Law CLE.
The 2018 Richard Alderman Award for excellence in a CLE presentation was awarded to Jill Campbell of BakerRipley (Houston).
Previous winners include Manny Newburger, Chad Baruch, Jerry Jarzombeck and Richard Alderman.
2020 Craig Jordan Consumer Protection Writing Competition
The Consumer and Commercial Law Section of the Texas State Bar announces the Craig Jordan Consumer Protection Writing Competition for 2020. This competition was established to honor the life of Craig Jordan, a section founder and nationally recognized and respected consumer protection attorney.
Most importantly, the contest serves to provide law students the opportunity to examine and offer perspectives on the multitude of challenges facing consumers and their advocates in an ever-changing marketplace and regulatory and legal environment.
The writer of the winning essay will receive a $ 4000.00 cash award and the essay may be published in the nationally recognized Journal of Consumer & Commercial Law. The runner up will receive a $1,000.00 cash award. The first-place winner and runner up will also receive financial support to attend the annual Advanced Consumer and Commercial Law Seminar.
The deadline for submission of articles is 5 p.m. CDT August 5, 2020. The competition rules are below. A copy of this announcement and rules available at the Section’s website: txconsumerlawyers.org.
COMPETITION RULES FOR THE CRAIG JORDAN CONSUMER PROTECTION WRITING COMPETITION
Eligibility. Any student enrolled in an accredited Texas law school during the 2018-2019 academic year is eligible to participate and may submit one legal essay for this competition.
Authorship. The author must research, write and revise the paper for him or herself but may receive a reasonable amount of advice from professors, practitioners and academicians. Each submission must have only one author.
Submission Deadline. Entries must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. CDT on August 5, 2020 via electronic mail directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The submission must be in WORD format in a single file. The time stamp of the submission is based on the receiver’s e-mail address and not the sender’s email address. Submissions will be acknowledged via e-mail.
Judging. A panel appointed by the Section will judge the entries and all entries will be judged anonymously. All decisions of the panel are final. All applicants will be notified of the panel’s decision.
Format. Submissions must be double-spaced, with twelve-point Times New Roman font and one-inch margins and must be in WORD format. The submission should conform to the most recent edition of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation.
A cover page must be included with the submission. The cover page must contain only the following information:
- Title of Essay
- Author’s Name
- Author’s year in law school and expected graduation date
- Law school name and address
- Date article was submitted for academic credit, if so submitted
- Author’s mailing address and phone numbers
- Author’s e-mail address.
Topic. Applicants are invited to submit entries on the topic of their choice. Entries may also select from one of the topics noted on the Jordan Competition 2020 topics page.
The author’s name and law school must NOT appear anywhere in the essay other than on the cover page as described above.
Section Website: This announcement is posted at the Section’s website: txconsumerlawyers.org.
Winners of the competition will be notified by email and an announcement will be posted at the Section’s website: txconsumerlawyers.org.