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Writing Competitions

Competition Topic Deadline Award Contact Flyer
International Association of Defense Counsel Legal Writing Contest Tort law, insurance law, civil procedure, evidence 05/16/2014 $2,000; $1,000; $500 Melisa Maisel at mmaisel@iadclaw.org  
K. William Kolbe Law Writing Contest Utility, Communications, and Transportation Law 06/01/2014 $2,500, plus a free Section membership, and travel to attend annual meeting Susan Koz at kozs@staff.abanet.org More...
Mary Moers Wenig Student Writing Competition Trusts and Estates (broadly defined) 06/05/2014 $5000, $3000, and $1000 + publication Student Writing Competition, ACTEC, 901 15th Street, N.W., Suite 525, Washington, DC 20005 More...
H. Thomas Austern Memorial Writing Competitions Food and Drug Law 06/08/2014 $4,000, $1,000 comments@fdli.org More...
James Boskey ADR Writing Competition Dispute Resolution 06/13/2014 $1000 + online publication Matthew Conger (matthew.conger@americanbar.org) More...
American Intellectual Property Law Association Fellows Award aka Robert C. Watson Award Intellectual Property 06/30/2014 $2,000 watsonaward@aipla.org  
California Supreme Court Historical Society Student Writing Competition Any aspect of California legal history 06/30/2014 $2,500 + publication smsth@aol.com More...
Lawyer's Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation Art and Preservation Law 06/30/2014 $1000; $500 competition@culturalheritagelaw.org  
Michigan State Bar Environmental Law Writing Competition Environmental Law 06/30/2014 1st place $2,000 + publication; 2nd place $1,000 + publication; 3rd place $500 + publication Christopher J. Dunsky: Cdunsky@comcast.net or (313) 418-0913 More...
Holocaust Remembrance Essay Award Holocaust and the law 07/01/2014 $500 CDN Professor F.C. DeCoste, tdecoste@law.ualberta.ca  
Tannenwald Writing Competition Tax Law 07/01/2014 $5,000, $2,500 and $1,500 Nancy Abramowitz 202-274-4164 (nabramo@wcl.american.edu)  
Warren E. Burger Writing Competition Excellence in legal skills, civility, ethics, and professionalism 07/01/2014 $5000 and publication in South Carolina Law Review Cindy Dennis: cdennis@innsofcourt.org or (571) 319-4703.