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Davis Polk Paper Prize

The purpose of this prize is to encourage deeper reflection and consideration by Harvard Law School students about their chosen profession, its role in society, and the many challenges that lawyers face in a rapidly-changing world. Paper topics must relate to the legal profession itself or to a related aspect of the delivery of professional services. This could include (but is not limited to) topics such as legal careers, the role, structure and management of law firms, in-house legal departments, and other public and private sector legal service providers, diversity or gender-related issues, the impact of globalization or other social trends upon the profession, the role of lawyers and legal institutions in society, changes in the profession over time, comparisons between lawyers and other professional service providers, and the like.

Prize: $1000
Eligibility: Open to HLS students for work completed in the current academic year
Subject: Papers must examine the legal profession or a related aspect of the delivery of professional services
Committee: Papers will first be submitted to the HLS Dean’s Office and later reviewed by Professor David Wilkins (Faculty Director, PLP) and Derek Davis (Executive Director, PLP)
Deadline: April 2015

For more information, please contact the HLS Dean’s Office at writingprizes@law.harvard.edu.

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