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Writing Competitions

Below is a list of student writing competitions. 

Title Topic Deadline
Google Search for 2014 Legal Writing Competitions Various
ABA Student Writing Competitions Various
2016-2017 Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition ITT Chicago-Kent College of Law
Employment Law, Labor Law, Employee Benefits, or Employment Discrimination
ABA 2017 Ed Mendrzycki Essay Contest Ethical Concerns under the Model Rules of Professional Conduct
URJL&T 2017 Biennial Student Law & Technology Writing Competition with the Rick Klau Prize
Intersection of Law & Technology
Howard C. Schwab Memorial Essay Contest Section of Family Law
Family Law
NDLS Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition
Legal Ethics
Law School Admission Council 2017 Diversity Writing Competition
Why Pipeline Programs Targeting Students from Underrepresented Racial & Ethnic Backgrounds are Essential to the Future of the Legal Profession
The Supreme Court of Oklahoma & Sovereignty Symposium XXX Present Chief Justice John B. Doolin Writing Competition
Native American or other Indigenous peoples
The Sovereignty Symposium XXX Present Hargrave Prize
Native American Law
IADC 2017 Legal Writing Contest
Defense or Management of the Defense of Civil Litigation
College of Labor and Employment Lawyers/ABA Annual Law Student Writing Competition 2016-2107 U.S Labor and Employment Law 6/15/2017
AIPLA 2017 Robert C. Watson Competition
Intellectual Property
2017 American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize  Excellence in Legal Skills, Civility, Ethics & Professionalism  7/01/2017
ABA Criminal Justice Section 2017 William W. Greenhalgh Student Writing Competition
4th Amendment & Technology
The 2017 Tannenwald Writing Competition  Federal and State Tax  7/5/2017
The National Law Review 2016 Student Writing Competition
Current Issues, Various Topics
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AIPLA Jan Jancin Writing Competition
Intellectual Property
See website