Tang Writing Competition

The CMWL established the Judge Thomas Tang Writing Competition to highlight the importance of a diverse legal profession.   The competition is open to law students currently enrolled in any of Arizona's three law schools.  The competition is named after the late Honorable Thomas Tang, who served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in recognition of and to honor his special achievements and interest in diversifying the legal profession.

Prizes:  $1000 for first place essay, $500 for second place essay.  Winners are announced at the annual Spring Training for Lawyers convention.

2014 Question and Winning Essays

2014 Question

1st Place
Katherine Gulley
James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona
"Stand your Ground" and Racial Minorities in Arizona 
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2nd Place
Timothy Dean Butterfield
Unintended Consequences: Evaluating the Effect of Arizona's "Stand Your Ground" Statute
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2013 Question and Winning Essays

2013 Question

1st Place
Lindsay Schroeder
James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona
"Perpetuating Equality: The Need for Ongoing Affirmative Action Policies"
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2nd Place
Germar D. Townsend
James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona
"We Must Consider Race, Until Race is No Longer a Consideration"
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Chairs: Sharon Ng, Karen Hartman-Tellez