The American College of Coverage Counsel (ACCC), established in 2012, is the preeminent association of U.S. and Canadian lawyers who represent the interests of insurers and policyholders. The ACCC’s mission is to advance the creative, ethical, and efficient adjudication of insurance coverage and extracontractual disputes; to enhance the civility and quality of the practice of insurance law; to provide peer-reviewed scholarship; and to improve of the relationship between and among the members of our profession. View the full mission statement.

2020 Insurance Law Writing Competition Announced

Final submissions due March 13, 2020.

The American College of Coverage Counsel is pleased to again sponsor its annual writing competition for students of insurance law. The competition, which is intended to measure the analytic and writing skills of law students studying insurance, comes with a cash prize and the opportunity to attend the ACCC’s Annual Meeting in Chicago in May 2020.

The American College of Coverage Counsel was formed in 2012 to improve scholarship, networking and civility in the fields of insurance law and extracontractual liability. Its nearly 400 members include the finest coverage lawyers representing the interests of both insurers and policyholders as well as leading scholars and academics in the field. This year’s writing competition asks student to advise either the policyholder or insurer with respect to practical and legal questions arising out of law suits and coverage disputes that might have arisen in the aftermath of the murder-suicide that marks the conclusion of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Students will be judged on the creativity of their proposed solutions and the quality of their writing and analysis.

Three winners will be selected by a panel of ACCC Fellows. The winners will received a cash prize and an invitation to attend the College’s Annual Meeting in Chicago on May 6-8, 2020, with all travel expenses paid. This will present a wonderful opportunity for these students to meet and network with some of the top insurance lawyers in the United States. Indeed, prior competition winners were third-year students who are now practicing at excellent coverage firms around the country.

The competition materials can be downloaded here. If you have trouble downloading the file, contact Carol Montoya at [email protected]

We request that you inform students of this competition and encourage them to participate.

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