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Writing Competitions

Below is a list of student writing competitions. Click on the column header to sort by that column. For more information on a particular competition, click on its title.

Title Topic Deadline
Google Search for 2014 Legal Writing Competitions Various
ABA Student Writing Competitions Various
SCLPL 2015 Ed Mendrzycki Essay Contest Lawyers' Professional Liabilities 2/20/2015 
Interleges Award 2015 Writing Competition Human Rights Violations  3/20/2015
Elliot A. Spoon Business Law Writing Competition Business or Securities Law  2/15/2015
LCCHP 2015 Student Writing Competition Cultural Heritage Law 6/29/2015 
AVMA, AKC, CFA and AHI Animal Law Writing Contest Animal Law  2/15/2015
National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees Annual Law Student Writing Competition  Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Code 4/30/2015 
College of Labor and Employment Lawyers/ABA Annual Law Student Writing Competition 2015-2016 U.S Labor and Employment Law 6/15/2016
2015 Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition Women and the Law  5/01/2015 
University of Pennsylvania Law Review Public Interest Essay Competition  Social Interest & the Public Interest 6/22/2015
International Humanitarian Law Student Writing Competition International Humanitarian Law  10/7/2015 
2015 American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize  Legal Excellence, Civility, Ethics & Professionalism  7/1/2015 
IADC 2015 Legal Writing Contest

Defense or Management of the Defense of Civil Litigation

The Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation Excellence in Legal Writing   Any Legal Subject  8/21/2015 
2015 James E. Beckley Securities Arbitration and Law Competition  Securities Law  9/18/2015 
The 2015 Tannenwald Writing Competition  Federal and State Tax  7/1/2015 
American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers 2016 Writing Competition Consumer Financial Services
2016 Mollie and Paul Hill Student Writing Competition in Medical-Legal Interprofessional Collaboration
Collaboration between Medical and Legal Professions
ASECA Securities Law Writing Competition 2015
Securities Law
BerkeleyLaw 2016 Sarah Weddington Writing Prize for New Student Scholarship in Reproductive Rights
Reproductive Rights and Justice
Thomas Jefferson School of Law/Jameson Crane III Disability and the Law Writing Competition 
Disability Law
University of Missouri Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution Writing Competition
History of Dispute or Conflict Resolution

The Judge Advocate General's School 2016 National Security Law Writing Competition


Public-Private Partnerships & Technology in the Air Force

Grammy Foundation 18th Annual Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition
Music Industry
American Indian Law Review Writing Competition Writing Competition
American Indian Law or Indigenous Peoples
Pacific Legal Foundation Law Student Writing Competition
Chose of 3 Topics
2015-2016 Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
Employment Law, Labor Law, Employee Benefits, or Employment Discrimination
2016 Donald C. Alexander Writing Competition
Federal Taxation