2013 James E. Beckley Student Writing Competition

Sponsored by The PIABA Foundation, the James E. Beckley Student Writing Competition is a writing contest for law students interested in Securities Arbitration and Securities Law. The PIABA Bar Journal Board-of-Editors will publish the first place paper, and may, at their option, elect to print additional submissions.

First Prize is $1000, Second Prize is $750, and Third Prize is $500. Winners will be announced at the PIABA Annual Meeting and posted on The PIABA Foundation and PIABA websites.


2013 James E. Beckley Student Writing Competition Results

The PIABA Foundation Board of Directors wishes to thank all the authors for their submissions to the 2013 James E. Beckley Student Writing Compettion and acknowledge the first, second and third place finishers.

First Place:      Caitlyn Crisp, Pepperdine University School of Law,
                        Ponzi Scheme Clawbacks: Are They Equitable?

Second Place:  Susannah Ragab, Santa Clara University School of
                         Law, Congressional Carveouts to the Federal
                         Arbitration Act


Third Place:      Stephanie Ryder, University of Colorado at Boulder,
                         How to Prevent Future Flash Crashes and Restore
                         the Ordinary Investors' Confidence in the Financial
                         Market: the Implementation of Circuit Breakers and
                         Speed Limits to Help Enforce the Market Access Rule


2014 James E. Beckley Student Writing Competition Submission Deadline. Entries are due to The PIABA Foundation on or before 5 pm central on September19, 2014. Upon receipt of any entry, confirmation of receipt will be sent by email. If you do not receive a confirmation, please contact The PIABA Foundation at (405) 310-2444.