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Writing Competitions

Competition Sponsor Topic Deadline Award
Journal of Patent & Trademark Office Society’s Mid-Atlantic student writing competition Journal of Patent & Trademark Office Society Patent & Trademark Mar 15, 2016 $1,000 + invitation to talk about your paper to the PTO Society in the future
2016 First Amendment Gerrymander Standard Writing Competition Common Cause Constitutional Law - First Amendment Mar 27, 2016 1st place: $5,000, 2nd place: $3,000, 3rd place: $2,000 + Publication & Travel Expenses
2015-16 Beveridge & Diamond Constitutional Environmental Law Writing Competition Environmental Law Institute & National Association of Environmental Law Studies U.S. Environmental Law & Federalism Apr 4, 2016 $2,000 + Publication in the Environmental Law Reporter + 1 year Membership to ELI
DISH® “Best in Class” eDiscovery Legal Research and Writing Competition Dish Network eDiscovery, document management, electronically stored information Apr 11, 2016 The author of the winning selection will receive a $2,500 cash award, and the runner-up will receive a $1,000 cash award.
Howard C. Schwab Memorial Essay Contest ABA Section of Family Law Family Law Apr 15, 2016 $1500 | $750 | $350 + Consideration for Publication and other perks
The Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition American Association of Law Libraries Legal History, Rare Law Books or Legal Archives Apr 18, 2016 The winner will receive a $500.00 prize from Gale Cengage Learning and up to $1,000 for expenses associated with attendance at the AALL Annual Meeting.The winner and runner-up will have the opportunity to publish their essays in LH&RB’s online scholarly journal Unbound: An Annual Review of Legal History and Rare Books.
Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition Notre Dame Law School Legal Ethics Apr 29, 2016 A prize of $2,500 will be awarded for one winning entry.
Tax Analysts’ Annual Student Writing Competition Tax Analysts Tax Law & Policy May 31, 2016 Publication in Tax Notes, State Tax Notes, or Tax Notes International and receive a 12-month online subscription to all these weekly magazines after graduation
The College of Labor & Employment Lawyers Student Writing Competition The College of Labor & Employment Lawyers Labor & Employment Law Jun 15, 2016 First Place: $3000 + Publication, Second Place: $1000, Third Place: $500
Foundation for Continuing Justice Law Student Expungement Writing Competition Foundation for Continuing Justice Criminal Law Jun 30, 2016 First place prize is $2000
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.
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
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