Law Student Essay Contests – Application Form

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Length of paper (including end-notes and footnotes)

Eligibility Criteria

Has this paper been published previously and/or has it been submitted for publication? *
Has this paper been previously presented? *
Has this paper been submitted to a CBA essay contest in a previous year? *

Plagiarism Policy

Submissions must not infringe the intellectual property rights of others, and must not plagiarize another’s work. Plagiarism is deliberately presenting the ideas, expression of ideas, or work of others as one’s own. Plagiarism includes reproducing or paraphrasing portions of someone else’s published or unpublished material, regardless of the source, and presenting these as one’s own without proper citation or reference to the original source. The CBA reserves the right to assess all submissions for content that potentially infringes on or plagiarizes the work of another, and will disqualify any applicant that submits such content.

I am the sole author of this paper *
This paper is my original work *

Submission Guidelines

  1. The submission file must be in Microsoft Word file format.
  2. All tables and figures in the submission must include a title, heading or reference such as "Table 1" or “Figure 1” and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  3. The text should employ italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses). Italics should only be used for acts or text in other languages.
  4. URL addresses must not be written out in full, but rather be hyperlinked within the text, including within footnotes or endnotes.
  5. The author will strive to ensure that the document meets accessibility standards for web publication. This includes a succinct description to be used as alt text for any graphs, charts, diagrams, tables and images found within the submission. Additionally, appropriate heading styles should be used to ensure that the document will be accessible once posted on the web. Please visit the Office Accessibility Centre for instructional videos to make your document accessible before submission. This is in keeping with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

Assignment of License

I grant the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) the non-exclusive right to reproduce, publish and distribute the work. The CBA will acknowledge in any publication the authorship as noted in the work. I authorize the CBA to make minor revisions that the CBA may judge necessary for the purpose of such publication.

I warrant that the appropriate acknowledgement has been given and consent obtained for quotes or extracts from other sources that, except as noted, the work is original and its use and publication by CBA will not expose CBA to any claim or liability for breach of confidence or copyright.

I agree to the terms above. *


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