Inspiring Leadership is about working together to change the world for good. Getting proximate with real problems and real people is part of that process. Why did you choose law school? What is your cause? How is BYU Law School helping you get proximate to that cause? To individuals? To a community? We want to hear how BYU Law is impacting the way you’ve been able to get proximate.
The BYU Legal Storytelling Project Proximate Cause competition is a chance for you to receive up to $500 for writing about your experiences as a BYU Law student.
Submit your stories here. After round one judging is complete, we will post the top six stories on this webpage for judging.
Votes will be counted based on votes from our voting website. You can use any social media outlet (including email) to guide friends and family to read your story and vote.
|14 Oct||Submission date for round one|
|17 Oct||Announce 6 stories that will advance to round two|
|18 -22 Oct||Workshop for 6 story authors
|22 Oct||Submission date for round two|
|24 – 26 Oct||Voting on top 6 stories|
|30 Oct||Select writers read stories at a Law & Social Change Event|
|Judges’ Choice and Audience Choice announced|
Judging will be based on the following five criteria for the first round and for the Judges’ Choice:
By submitting your story, you give BYU Law School the rights to edit and publish your story on their website and social media. In addition, BYU Law School may use you story and personal image as part of the Legal Storytelling Project and Law & Social Change Initiative and BYU Law School promotional efforts.
You acknowledge that your story must be your original work and must not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity, or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity. If the story contains any material or elements that are not owned by you and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, you shall be responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the story, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit use of the story by BYU Law School. BYU Law School may, in its sole discretion, disqualify story submissions for privacy or intellectual property infringements. BYU Law School reserves the right to use or not use submissions.
You warrant that you have not entered into any agreement which will adversely affect BYU Law School’s rights under this agreement, and that BYU Law School’s use of the story will not infringe upon or otherwise violate anyone else’s rights, and that the author shall have no obligations of any kind to any other person(s) except as stated herein. You further agree to abide by all appropriate federal, state and local laws and regulations in writing the story.
You assume all risk of participation and acknowledge and agree that neither BYU nor the BYU Law School shall be liable for any damages, injuries, claims, causes of actions, or losses of any kind or nature resulting from participation in this story competition.
BYU Law School reserves the right to interpret these official rules and administer the competition as appropriate and its decisions are final. This agreement will supersede any and all other agreements, oral or written, or any other understanding.
Stories will be judged based on the specific criteria on the home page:
Tag on social media with #ProximateCause #BYULaw #GettingProximate
You will be notified by October 17 if your story will be one of the six finalists in the competition.