Sponsored by the American Association of Law Libraries in cooperation with Gale Cengage Learning, the Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition (PDF) encourages scholarship in the areas of legal history, rare law books, and legal archives, and exposes students to the American Association of Law Libraries and law librarianship. Students attending graduate programs in library science, law, history, or related subjects are eligible to enter the competition. Papers may be on any topic related to legal history, rare law books, or legal archives. Papers must be submitted by April 15, 2009. The winner will receive a $500 prize from Gale Cengage Learning. The winner will also receive up to $1,000 for expenses to attend the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries on July 25-28, 2009, in Washington, D.C. For more information and an application form, see this PDF, or visit the web site of the Legal History & Rare Books Section of AALL.