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

The Center for Alcohol Policy's National Essay Contest
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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

Law School Essay Contest
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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
26700 Lahser Rd, Suite 400
Southfield, MI   48033

National Bankruptcy Forum Essay Contest
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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
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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

Student Law and Technology Writing Competition
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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