Rule of Law Competition

4th Annual Rule of Law Competition (2012-2013)

The Beverly Hills Bar Foundation, with a history of over 50 years of scholarship support for law students in Southern California, announces its Third Annual Rule of Law Writing Competition to promote appreciation and understanding of the rule of law.

Historically, the Beverly Hills Bar Foundation and Association have been closely tied to Rule of Law issues. This competition encourages law students to integrate Rule of Law concepts into their writings. The competition does not seek any particular point of view on the Rule of Law. Papers may be on any topic either directly discussing an aspect of the Rule of Law, demonstrating how the Rule of Law affected the topic, defining the Rule of Law, criticizing the Rule of Law, or demonstrating the economic social or political effects of the Rule of Law.

Prizes for the Rule of Law Competition will be awarded at the 59th Annual Beverly Hills Bar Association Supreme Court Luncheon on Tuesday, June 4, 2013. Grand Prize is $2,500.00, with two Honorable Award prizes of $500.00 each.

The Rule of Law Writing Competition was initiated by former BHBF and BHBA President, Kenneth G. Petrulis; his firm, Goodson Wachtel and Petrulis, APC, is the donor of these awards.

Entries are due no later than April 1, 2013. Rules, topics and materials are available at