The University of Florida Journal of Law & Public Policy is pleased to announce the start of its Spring 2012 Graduate Student Write-on Competition! The Journal of Law & Public Policy is an interdisciplinary, non-partisan organization devoted to the study, commentary and analysis of domestic legal and social issues. Founded in 1987, the Journal fosters contemporary discourse on judicial decisions, legislation, law reform, and other legal and social issues facing public policy decision-makers. Each published issue contains both analytical and thought-provoking articles written by lawyers, judges, scholars, and public officials. The Journal is published three times a year by the University of Florida's Levin College of Law, and is nationally ranked in the Top Ten of law and public policy legal journals. An Informational Session will be held at the University of Florida Levin College of Law for all competitors. The Session will be held in room HOL 285B at 6:00pm on Thursday, February 23rd, 2012. Attendance at the Informational Session is not mandatory, but attendance is suggested if there are any questions about the process. The Law School provides parking right next to the main building and after 4:30pm all spots are unrestricted by decal. The following items must be submitted by email to [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> by the end of the competition - March 17th at 5:00 p.m. (no late submissions will be accepted) to be considered for member candidacy: (1) A paper written independently or written for a non-law Graduate level course may be submitted. Though not required, it is preferred that the paper focus on the public policy or legal concerns of your chosen field. (2) A Student Information Form (will be sent out at start of competition). Further details (such as format, required length, and other requirements) will be released on February 27th, 2012 - the date the competition officially starts. If you have any questions or need help with directions to the Law School, please contact [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.