American Bar Association Writing Competitions
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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
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Topic: Papers should address "a topic on consumer financial services, but not securities regulation, insurance, or the safety-and-soundness aspects of banking regulation."
First Prize: $2500
Second Prize: $2000
Third Prize: $1000
Award: The American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers may, in addition to awarding the cash prizes mentioned above, provide the winner(s) with a Certificate of Recognition and travel expenses to attend the College's spring meeting.
Deadline: 12/01/2015
Contact Information:
Therese G. Franzén
Chair, ACCFSL Writing Competition Committee
Franzén and Salzano, P.C.
40 Technology Parkway South, Suite 202
Norcross, GA   30092
770.248.2882
tfranzen@franzen-salzano.com


James E. Beckley Securities Arbitration and Law Competition
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Topic: The submission may address any aspect of Securities Law; Securities Arbitration; The Federal Arbitration Act, Title 9, US Code, Section 1-14; or FINRA Code of Arbitration, effective April 16, 2007 and any changes or proposed changes to that Code. The writing can be based in theory or practice, but should ultimately advocate a position on the topic area chosen.
First Prize: $1000
Second Prize: $750
Third Prize: $500
Award: The Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association ("PIABA") Bar Journal Board-of-Editors will publish the first place paper, and may, at their option, elect to print additional submissions. Winners will be announced at the PIABA Annual Meeting and posted on The PIABA Foundation and PIABA websites.
Deadline: 09/18/2015
Contact Information:
Robin S. Ringo
Director
The PIABA Foundation
2415 A Wilcox Drive
Norman, OK   73072
855.410.2444
piaba@piaba.org


Scribes Membership
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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


Yanez & Associates Family Law Scholarship Program
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Topic: Papers should address one of a number of pre-determined topics. Please consult the competition website for more information.
First Prize: $2000
Second Prize: $1000
Award: The two winning essays will be posted on a professional website.
Deadline: 08/31/2015
Contact Information:
Bettina Yanez
625 The City Dr S
Suite 490
Orange, CA   92868
714.971.8000
bettinayanez@yanezlaw.com