Jonathan Redgrave alerts us to a new "Best in Class" EDD legal research and writing competition for United States law students, designed to encourage "a more thorough understanding of the evolution and practice of discovery in civil litgation." The contest is sponsored by Dish Network.
The inaugural contest question is: "Are further amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure necessary to help litigants address the complexities, costs and burdens associated with electronic discovery?"
Washington, D.C.-based Redgrave split off last year from Nixon Peabody, to form his self-named firm, which is based in Minneapolis, and provides "legal services relating to the management of information in today’s global economy, especially as it relates to electronic, privacy and data security." He is a co-chair of the Georgetown E-Discovery Institute, and is active with the Sedona Conference.
The firm and R. Stanton Doge, Dish's executive vice president and general counsel, will select the winners. First place prize: $2,500; two runners-up will receive $1,000 each. Deadline: 10/1/11. 411 here.