Tang Writing Competition

Each Spring, CMWL sponsors an essay competition in which law students at each of Arizona's three law schools (ASU, U of A, and Phoenix School of Law) may participate. The competition is named after the late 9th Circuit Judge Thomas Tang, 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 and prizes are distributed at the annual Minority Bar Convention in April.  In the past, the winning essay has been printed in the Arizona Attorney.

2013 Tang Competition 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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2012 Tang Competition Winning Essays

2012 Question                                                                                                                                                                1st Place
Shijie Feng
University of Arizona College of Law
"Racial Profiling a Culture of Bias"

2nd Place
Chelsea Peterson
Phoenix School of Law
"The End of Joe's Law: Are Latinos Arpaio's only Victims?"


2010 Tang Competition Information

2010 Question

2010 Winning Essays

1st Place
Veronica Lucero
Phoenix School of Law
May 2012
"The Richness of Personal Experience" in Context
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2nd Place
Ismail Kukhmazov
ASU - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
May, 2012
The Power of Empathy
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Past Tang Competition information - 2009 question and winning essay

Chair: Randy Aoyama