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Writing Competitions

Competition Sponsor Topic Deadline Award
2016 Paul Faherty Tax Writing Competition John Marshall Law School Tax Law May 13, 2016 1st Prize: $3,000 | Two (2) Honerable mention papers: $1,000 each The winning paper will also be posted on the website of The John Marshall Law School Center for Tax Law & Employee Benefits and excerpted in an upcoming issue of the Center's TaxEB InBrief magazine.
Andrew P. Vance Memorial Writing Competition The Customs and International Trade Bar Association and Brooklyn Law School An in-depth analysis of a current issue relevant to customs and international trade law. May 20, 2016 $1,000.00 | $500.00
Intellectual Property Law Student Writing Competition Virginia State Bar Intellectual Property Law Section Intellectual Property Law May 20, 2016 $5,000.00 | $2,500.00
International Association of Defense Counsel Legal Writing Contest International Association of Defense Counsel Various May 20, 2016 1st Place $2,000 + Plaque | 2nd Place $1,000 + Plaque | 3d Place $500.00 + Plaque | Honorable Mention = Plaque
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
Robert T, Matsui Annual Writing Competition Asian Pacific American Bar Association Educational Fund (AEF) Jun 1, 2016 $1,500.00 + Publication
USAttorneys.com National Scholarship Essay Contest USAttorneys.com Family Law Jun 1, 2016 $2,500.00
H. Thomas Austern Memorial Writing Competition The Food and Drug Law Institute Food & Drug Law Jun 10, 2016 1st place - $5,000.00 | 2nd place - $3,000.00 | 3rd place - $1,000.00 + Winning Papers will be Considered for Publication in the Food and Drug Law Journal
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
The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Annual Law Student Writing Competition The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Employment Law Jun 16, 2016 $3,000.00 + Publication | $1,000.00 | $500.00
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
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