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Writing Competitions

Competition Sponsor Topic Deadline Award
7th International Jacques Leroy Prize - Human rights & business Union Internationale des Avocats Climate Change - Environmental Law Jul 31, 2016 € 1000 + Registration for the UIA Congress
Admiral John S. Jenkins Prize for Excellence in Military Studies National Institute for Military Justice (NIMJ) Military Law Jul 31, 2016 $250
Admiral John S. Jenkins Prize for Excellence in Military Studies National Institute for Military Justice Military Law Jul 31, 2016 $250
The National Moot Court Problem-Writing Competition NYU Law Moot Court Board Moot Court Problems & Unsettled Legal Questions Aug 1, 2016 Various
UNSCR 1540 International Student Essay Contest Various International Law Aug 5, 2016 $2,000 | $1,000
Judge John R. Brown Award for Excellence in Legal Writing The Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation This year there is no page limitation or restriction on the topic except that the writing must be on a legal subject. Aug 19, 2016 $10,000 Stipend
International and Comparative Disaster Law Essay Contest Int'l Fed. of Red Cross & ASIL Disaster Law Aug 31, 2016 500 Swiss Francs (approx. $500).
Bruce M. Stargatt Legal Ethics Writing Competition Delaware Bar Foundation Legal Ethics Sep 1, 2016 $2,000 + Publication & Presentation | $1,000 | $500
International Law News | Call for Papers for Spring Issue 2016 American Bar Association - International Law News Public-Private Partnerships Sep 1, 2016 Publication in International Law News
2016 Patent Quality Initiative Writing Competition Patent Quality Initiative Patent Law Sep 5, 2016 up to $3,000 + Publication
James E. Beckley Writing Competition Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA) Securities Law Sep 16, 2016 1st place: $1,000.00 | 2nd place: $750.00 | 3rd place: $500.00
2016 Public Contract Law Journal Writing Competition American Bar Association - Section of Public Contract Law Public Contract Law Sep 30, 2016 1st $5,000 | 2nd $2,500 | 3d $1,000
Baxter Family Competition on Federalism Baxter Family & McGill University Federalism Sep 30, 2016 $5,000 | $3,000 | $1,000
2016 International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Student Writing Competition The Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law at AUWCL & ASIL's Leiber Society International Humanitarian Law Oct 5, 2016 ASIL Membership + Publication
American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers Writing Competition American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers Consumer Financial Services Dec 1, 2016 up to $2,500
The Expert Institute's Annual Legal Writing Scholarship The Expert Institute Expert Witnesses Dec 31, 2016 1st prize: $2,000 + Publication | 2nd Prize Publication | 3rd Prize Publication
National Law Review 2016 Law Student Writing Competition National Law Review Various Monthly Topic Areas Apr 12, 2017 Publication on the NLR Website