- Who is eligible to enter a writing competition?
Eligibility requirements vary, but writing competitions are usually open to any law student, nationwide.
- What is a writing competition?
A contest, sponsored by a school or organization, for the best papers on a given legal topic.
- When is the deadline?
Deadlines vary; there is usually a competition underway at all times!
- Where can I get more information?
- Why should I enter a writing competition?
Legal employers look highly on applicants who win writing competitions because it proves they can write well. Thus, winning a writing competition has a high resume value. Additionally, competition organizers often award monetary prizes, sometimes very generous ones, to winners. Furthermore, most competitions publish the winners’ papers. If you win, therefore, you can experience the excitement of actually seeing your name, and your thoughts, in print. Finally, even if you do not win, the experience will greatly enhance your research and writing skills.