American Bar Association Writing Competitions
Web Site »
Topic: The ABA sponsors a number of writing competitions on a wide variety of subjects. The deadlines vary; please consult the information for the specific competition in which you are interested to determine the relevant deadline.
Award: Prizes differ from competition to competition; please consult the information for the specific competition in which you are interested to determine the prizes for that competition.
Deadline: 01/01/2050
Contact Information:
American Bar Association
Law Student Division
321 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL   60654
312.988.5624
abalsd@americanbar.org


American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers Writing Competition
Web Site »
More Information (PDF) »
Topic: Papers should address some aspect of consumer financial services law. Topics that relate principally to securities regulation, insurance, or the safety and soundness aspects of banking regulation are not eligible, but works on subjects within these (or other) areas will be considered if they bear directly on consumer financial services.entries are eligible if they have been written or published within the twelve months preceding that date. Unpublished manuscripts should be double-spaced and conform to law review standards.
First Prize: $2500
Second Prize: $2000
Third Prize: $1000
Award: The American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers will, in addition to awarding the winning author a cash prize, mentioned above, provide him or her with a Certificate of Recognition from the College and travel expenses to attend the College's spring meeting (where the winner will be honored).
Deadline: 12/01/2014
Contact Information:
L. Jean Noonan
Chair, ACCFSL Writing Competition Committee
Hudson Cook, LLP
1020 19th Street, NW
7th Floor
Washington, DC   20036
202.327.9700
jnoonan@hudco.com


The Center for Alcohol Policy's National Essay Contest
Web Site »
More Information (PDF) »
Topic: Papers should address the following question: "As states contemplate the legalization of prohibited products, like marijuana, what are some lessons policymakers and regulators can learn from the movement to end alcohol Prohibition in the 1930s?"
First Prize: $5000
Second Prize: $2500
Third Prize: $1000
Deadline: 11/17/2014
Contact Information:
Brannon P. Denning
Center for Alcohol Policy Advisory Council Member and Professor
Cumberland School of Law
Samford University
1101 King Street, Suite 600 - A
Alexandria, VA   22314
703.519.3090


The Expert Institute Legal Blog Post Writing Contest
Web Site »
Topic: Papers should address the use of expert witnesses in litigation.
First Prize: $500
Second Prize: $200
Award: 1ST PLACE Blog publication Newsletter circulation Email announcement 2ND PLACE Blog publication 3RD PLACE Blog publication
Deadline: 12/31/2014
Contact Information:
The Expert Institute Group, LLC
75 Maiden Lane
Suite 704
New York, NY   10038
888.858.9511


Law School Essay Contest
Web Site »
Topic: 1-800-Law-Firm, the Competition's sponsor, is accepting essays that answer the following question: "What would you do to improve the legal system?"
First Prize: $10000
Award: Possible posting on the sponsor's website.
Deadline: 10/05/2014
Contact Information:
Mindy Herman
1-800-Law-Firm
26700 Lahser Rd, Suite 400
Southfield, MI   48033
248.782.7081
mherman@1800lawfirm.com


Mollie and Paul Hill Student Writing Competition in Medical-Legal Interprofessional Collaboration
Web Site »
More Information (PDF) »
Topic: Papers should address the ways in which the medical and legal professions may work together collaboratively to address the problem of excessive, unnecessary, wasteful, and inefficient provision of medical services in the U.S.
First Prize: $250
Deadline: 01/02/2015
Contact Information:
Mollie and Paul Hill Student Writing Competition
Florida State University Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law
115 W. Call Street
Tallahassee, FL   32306
850.645.9473
marshall.kapp@med.fsu.edu


National Bankruptcy Forum Essay Contest
Web Site »
Topic: Papers should address how to solve America's student-loan-debt problem.
First Prize: $1500
Award: The $1,500 prize must be applied towards law school (or other college) tuition. The winning submission will be published to the National Bankruptcy Forum's website.
Deadline: 11/15/2014


Scribes Membership
Web Site »
Topic: Scribes - The American Society of Legal Writers - is the oldest and most prestigious organization devoted to improving legal writing and honoring legal writers.
Any editor working for a legal journal qualifies for regular membership. The dues are normally $65 per year, but Scribes may offer discounted memberships to student editors.
Deadline: 12/30/2025
Contact Information:
Professor Norman Plate
Thomas M. Cooley School of Law
P.O. Box 13038
Lansing, MI   48901
517.371.5140
platen@cooley.edu


Student Law and Technology Writing Competition
Web Site »
More Information (PDF) »
Topic: Papers should address "topics at the intersection of technology and the law."
First Prize: $1500
Second Prize: $700
Award: Possible publication of the paper in the Richmond Journal of Law and Technology.
Deadline: 10/03/2014
Contact Information:
Laura Bedson
Editor in Chief
University of Richmond
The Richmond Journal of Law and Technology
T.C. Williams School of Law
Richmond, VA   23173
804.289.8202
jolt@richmond.edu