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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 2016 Ed Mendrzycki Essay Contest Ethical Concerns under the Model Rules of Professional Conduct
Interleges Award 2015 Writing Competition Human Rights Violations  3/20/2015
Elliot A. Spoon Business Law Writing Competition Business or Securities Law  2/5/2017
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 2016-2107 U.S Labor and Employment Law 6/15/2017
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 
2016 American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize  Excellence in Legal Skills, Civility, Ethics & Professionalism  7/1/2016
IADC 2016 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  8/19/2016
2016 James E. Beckley Securities Arbitration and Law Competition  Securities Law
The 2016 Tannenwald Writing Competition  Federal and State Tax  7/1/2016
American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers 2017 Writing Competition Consumer Financial Services
2017 Mollie and Paul Hill Student Writing Competition in Medical-Legal Interprofessional Collaboration
Collaboration between Medical and Legal Professions
ASECA Securities Law Writing Competition 2016
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 19th Annual Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition
Entertainment Law
University of Oklahoma American Indian Law Review Writing Competition
American Indian Law or Indigenous Peoples
Pacific Legal Foundation Law Student Writing Competition
Chose of 3 Topics
2016-2017 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
Brad Wolk Memorial Scholarship Winter 2015-2016 Essay Contest
Eighth Amendment, Cruel & Unusual Punishment
2016 First Amendment Gerrymander Standard Writing Competition
Partisan Gerrymanders Standards
Dish 2016 "Best in Class" EDiscovery Legal Research & Writing Competition
Information Governance & Discovery in Civil Litigation
USA Constitution Reform Writing Contest
Constitutional Amendments
Eighth Annual Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition Opportunity
Legal History, Rare Law Books, or Legal Archives
Notre Dame Law School Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition
Legal Ethics
Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition Participate in a Moot Court Competition
NYU School of Law National Moot Court Problem Student Writing Competition
Moot Court Problems
The National Law Review 2016 Student Writing Competition
Current Issues, Various Topics
See website
SEC Historical Society Writing Competition
Securities Regulation 12/31/2016
Howard C. Schwab Memorial Essay Contest Section of Family Law
Family Law
AIPLA Jan Jancin Writing Competition
 Intellectual Property
See website
Law School Admission Council 2017 Diversity Writing Competition
 Why Pipeline Programs Targeting Students from Underrepresented Racial and Ethnic Backgrounds Are Essential to the Future of the Legal Profession.