Smith-Babcock-Williams Writing Competition

The deadline for 2013 has passed.

2013 Winners

The entry awarded first prize in the 2013 competition is "Coastal TDRs and Takings in a Changing Climate," by Nicholas R. Williams, a 2013 graduate of New York University School of Law. Mr. Williams' entry has been submitted for publication in The Urban Lawyer.  

The entry awarded second prize is "A Hen in the Parlor:  Municipal Control and Enforcement of Residential Chicken Coops," submitted by Chris Erchull, who will graduate in 2014 from the Western New England University School of Law.

Finally, the entry awarded third prize is "Transboundary Deposition of Naturally Occurring Asbestos from the United States into Canada:  A Case Study and Analysis of Possible Legal Responses," submitted by Douglas Naftz who will graduate in 2014 from the University of Utah S. J. Quinney College of Law. 

Previous Winners

Writing Competition Winners

About the Competition

The winning entry in the 30th Annual Smith-Babcock-Williams Student Writing Competition will be awarded a prize of $2,500 and will be submitted for publication in The Urban Lawyer, the law journal of the American Bar Association's Section of State & Local Government Law.

In addition to the first prize, the Competition will award a second prize of $500 and a third prize of $250. Other entries judged to be of special merit may be awarded Honorable Mention in the Competition.