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Writing Competitions

Competition Topic Deadline Award Contact Flyer
American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers 2015 Writing Competition Consumer Finance Law 12/31/2014 $2,500, $2,000, $1,000 Respectively + Certificate of Recognition from the College and travel expenses to attend the Spring Meeting L. Jean Noonan, Esq., Hudson Cook LLP |  
The Expert Institute Legal Blog Post Writing Contest Any topic in litigation involving expert witnesses 12/31/2014 $500/$200 and blog publication Michael Morgenstern (888-858-9511 ex. 809;  
Legal Blog Post Writing Contest Expert Witnesses in Litigation 01/01/2015 $500 More...
Donald C. Alexander Writing Competition Tax Law 01/05/2015 $2000 (first place) or $1000 (second place) and a trip to the FBA’s Annual Tax Law Conference in Washington, D.C. The winning entries may be published in the Tax Section newsletter or in The Federal Lawyer. Marcellus Howard: More...
The 17th Annual Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition Entertainment Law 01/06/2015 A cash scholarship of $5,000 will be awarded to the author of the winning paper and $1,500 will be awarded to each of four runners-up. Additionally, each winner will receive airfare, hotel accommodations and a ticket to the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards®, which will be held at STAPLES Center on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015. The telecast will be broadcast live on the CBS Television Network at 8 p.m. ET/PT. In addition, the winners receive invitations to other GRAMMY® Week activities, including the prestigious annual ELI For complete contest rules, visit; for further questions, send an email to  
2014-2015 Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law Employment and Labor Law 01/20/2015 One top honors award of $3,000 and two $1,000 awards will be presented to the top three entries. In addition to the cash awards, the top three entries will be published on the Institute for Law and the Workplace website. (Electronic versions of winning papers will be required). Professor Martin H. Malin,  
Animal Law Writing Contest Animal Law 02/15/2015 1st place $2,500 | 2d place $1,000 More...
The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law Annual Student Writing Competition Labor & Employment Law 05/15/2015 The following prizes may be awarded by the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers: First Place:$1500, Second Place: $1000, Third Place: $500. The first-place winning article will be published in the ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law, and its author will be a guest at the annual CLE program of the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law and honored at the Annual Induction Dinner of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. The College and the Section reserve the right not to select any article for pu  
Mollie and Paul Hill Student Writing Competition Medical-Legal Interprofessional Collaoation 08/22/2015 $250 Marshall Kapp  
Pacific Legal Foundation-Law Student Writing Competition Constitutional issues before the nation's courts 09/16/2015 Up to $6,000 in three cash prizes Pagona A. Stratoudakis, Assistant Director, Program for Judicial Awareness, 916-419-7111,  
First Annual Jameson III Disability and the Law Writing Competition Disability & the Law 09/23/2015 $1,500 + publication AND two $1,000 second place winners Professor Susan Bisom-Rapp:  
American Indian Law Review Annual Writing Competition Any issue concerning American Indian Law or indigenous peopls 10/08/2015 $1,000 + Publication | $500 | $250 | (405) 325-2840  
The 2014 Louis Tertocha Fashion Law Writing Competion Fashion Law 10/15/2015 There will be at most one grand prize winning essay. The author of the grand prize winning entry will be recognized by EASL and have its work published on the EASL website and/or in newsletters, and may receive other prizes TBA. Brittany Rawlings, Esq. at 239-293-4391, :