2017 James E. Beckley Writing Competition

Sponsored by The PIABA Foundation, the James E. Beckley 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.


2017 James E. Beckley Writing Competition Submission Deadline. Entries are due to The PIABA Foundation on or before 5 pm central on September 8, 2017. Papers shall be submitted electronically through The PIABA Foundation with the subject heading, “2017 Beckley Writing Competition”. Upon receipt of an entry, confirmation of receipt will be sent by email. If you do not receive receipt confirmation, please contact The PIABA Foundation at (405) 310-2444.

2016 James E. Beckley Writing Competition Results

The PIABA Foundation Board of Directors wishes to thank the authors for their submissions to the 2016 James E. Beckley Writing Competition and recognize the first, second and third place finishers.

First Place, Joshua Jaffe, Barry University School of Law, Dodd-Frank: The Issue of Who Qualifies for Whistleblower Protection

Second Place, Arooj Nazir, University of Missouri - Kansas City, The Development of Real Estate Crowdfunding: Will it Surpass Traditional Real Estate Financing?

Third Place, Nona Yegazarian, Pepperdine University - School of Law, To Be, Or Not To Be...In Privity: Rescission Under California's Blue Sky Laws