Lawyers, policymakers, academics and law students: ACS is now taking submissions for the fourth annual Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law.
The choice of regulatory and administrative law as the focus of this competition reflects Judge Cudahy's interest in and contributions to these fields. Judge Cudahy has written and spoken widely on public control of prices and service obligations in industries such as electrical generation and transmission, natural gas distribution, and transportation - industries that are viewed as natural monopolies or as so critical to the public interest as to warrant exceptional levels of public control.
This competition seeks to encourage and reward the qualities reflected in Judge Cudahy's scholarship in this area: a keen grasp of legal doctrine, deep insight into the institutional forces that determine how doctrine is implemented, and an appreciation of the public impact of doctrinal and institutional choices, including the consequences for fundamental values such as fairness, participation, and transparency. ACS encourages participants to view this topic broadly and welcome submissions on a variety of substantive areas.
The judging committee will include federal judges and leading academics. A winner will be selected in both the lawyer and student categories. The author of the winning paper in each category will receive a cash prize of $1,500. The winning papers will also receive special recognition at the ACS National Convention, on the ACS website, and potentially through other means agreed upon by the authors and ACS. The deadline for submissions is February 11, 2011. More information is available here.
ACS thanks Judge Cudahy's clerks and staff for their generous support of the competition.