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Monday, April 25th 2016
The Pfister Hotel

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Competition details

The Fourth Annual Terence T. Evans Humor and Creativity in Law Competition

“This case is about toilet paper. We'll start by introducing the combatants. In the far corner, from an old cotton-producing state (Dixie: “I wish I was in the land of cotton, old times there are not forgotten.”) and headquartered in the area (Atlanta) where Scarlett O'Hara roamed Tara in Margaret Mitchell's epic Gone With the Wind, we have the Georgia–Pacific Company. Important to this case, and more than a bit ironic, is that the name of Georgia– Pacific's flagship toilet paper is Quilted Northern. In the near corner, headquartered in the north, in Neenah, Wisconsin (just minutes away from Green Bay), and a long way from the land of cotton, we have the Kimberly–Clark Corporation. Ironically, its signature toilet paper brand is called Cottonelle."

Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products v. Kimberly-Clark Corp., 647 F.3d 723 (7th Cir. 2011)

Terry Evans was a great judge. And while doing justice, he made us smile. In his honor, the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association invites law school students and lawyers to show us your creative talents.

The rules are few and simple:

    • Entry must be original written work
    • Brief, prose, poem, song, text, article, blog entry
    • Must relate in some way to the law
    • 2,500 word limit
    • One entry per person
    • Two categories:
      • Law student (UW or Marquette)
      • Wisconsin lawyer (from any law school)
    • Entries must be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than February 29, 2016. Submissions may also be mailed to EDWBA, 424 E. Wells St., Milwaukee, WI 53202

The Prizes and Glory include:

  • $500 for top law student
  • Traveling Trophy for top lawyer
  • Public praise at EDWBA Annual Meeting
  • Publication in EDWBA newsletter
  • Much rejoicing

The competition is sponsored and funded by the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association.

Questions? Contact Katy Borowski, Executive Director, at 414-276-5933.

For a sampling of Judge Evans' talents and his biographical information, past winning entries, and complete contest information, visit the links below. 

Please click the following links to learn about the Evans Competition:

2013 Winner (PDF)

2013 Runner Up (PDF)

Sample Opinions of Judge Evans

Biographical Information

Competition Contact