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The United States Court of Federal Claims Bar Association’s annual Law Student Writing Competition for the 2015-2016 academic year is underway!

The goal of this competition is to encourage law student scholarship on current topics involving claims against the federal government that lie within the jurisdiction of the Court of Federal Claims. The cases before the court are diverse, including claims arising from government contracts and federal procurement “bid-protests,” Fifth Amendment takings (which can implicate environmental and natural resource issues), tax refunds, federal civilian and military pay matters, intellectual property disputes, Native American tribal rights, and the federal Vaccine Injury Compensation program.

Entries to the contest may address any topic that lies within the procedure, substance, or scope of the jurisdiction of the Court of Federal Claims.

The winning entry in the competition will receive a $3,500 cash prize and an opportunity to be published on the association’s website and in its newsletter. It will also be considered for publication in the Federal Circuit Bar Journal.

The rules of the contest are posted on the Association’s website at: www.cfcbar.org/writing-c…. Entry deadline is July 15, 2016.

The Court of Federal Claims Bar Association is a non-profit, voluntary bar association made up of nationwide members who practice law in the areas that lie within the specialized jurisdiction of the United States Court of Federal Claims.

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