We know that some followers of this blog are law professors and law students. Conversely anybody who follows the blog knows that we like – really like – the more sensible approach that the Supreme Court took towards pleading in Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly, 550 U.S. 544 (2007), and Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 129 S. Ct. 1937 (2009). We’ve gone head to head with law professors about this, and we maintain a TwIqbal cheat sheet of useful decisions in our area.
Anyway, we’ve just found out that TwIqbal is the subject of this year’s Washington Legal Foundation legal writing contest for law students, and we wanted to help get the word out. The precise question presented is:
“How have recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings on civil lawsuit pleading standards impacted litigation, and what are the potential implications of congressional efforts to repeal those judicial decisions?”
For you law students out there, all the details about entering the WLF’s contest can be found here. Moreover, in addition to what the recognition that the winner will receive from the WLF, we’d also be willing to feature the winning essay here as a guest post.