The Energy and Mineral Law Society will release a question at the beginning of the Fall semester for 2L and 3L students, and they will have approximately two months to research and write a 15 page paper answering the question. The competition will be administered by the Energy and Mineral Law Society, and answers will be ranked by the judges from the MLI government and industry. The winning entry will receive a $1000 prize and be published in the Mineral Law Newsletter and on the MLI website. The second place winner will receive $300 and be published on the MLI website. The third place winner will be pulished on the MLI website.