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Writing Competitions

Competition Sponsor Topic Deadline Award
Foundation for Continuing Justice Law Student Expungement Writing Competition Foundation for Continuing Justice Criminal Law Jun 30, 2016 First place prize is $2000
The Federal Circuit Bar Association (FCBA) 2016 George Hutchinson Writing Competition Federal Circuit Court Bar Association Federal Circuit Court Jun 30, 2016 $3,000 | 2nd & 3rd Discretionary
2016 Tannenwald Writing Competition The Theodore Tannenwald Jr. Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship Tax Law Jul 1, 2016 Cash prize of $5,000, $2,500 and $1,500 for the top three papers.
American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize American Inns of Court Legal Profession Jul 1, 2016 $5,000.00 + The winning essay will be published in the South Carolina Law Review and will be presented to the recipient at the American Inns of Court annual Celebration of Excellence at the Supreme Court of the United States
Animals and the Law Student Writing Competition New York State Bar Association Committee on Animals and the Law Animal Law Jul 1, 2016 $1,000 + Certificate | $500 + Certificate
George Jay Joseph Education Law Writing Award The Education Law Association in cooperation with the Journal of Law and Education Education Law Jul 1, 2016 The winner of the competition will be recognized at the Education Law Association's Annual Conference (ELA), and the manuscript will be published in the Journal of Law and Education. Additionally, the winner will be invited to present on the topic of the article at the ELA Annual Conference and receive a commemorative plaque, a year's membership in ELA, waiver of the registration fee for the annual conference, and national recognition via an ELA press release.
U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association 2015-2016 Law Student Writing Competition U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association Courts & Jurisprudence Jul 15, 2016 $3,500 + Publication
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 Military Law Jul 31, 2016 $250
Admiral John S. Jenkins Prize for Excellence in Military Studies National Institute for Military Justice (NIMJ) 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 Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Institute for Security Studies, Stimson Center, The Asan Institute for Policy Studies 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
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
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