​Writing Competitions

Companion Animal Law Writing Contest

  • Details
  • Subject: One of two topics (available on website) related to animal law.
  • Deadline for entry is March 30, 2018.
    • First Place: $2,500
    • Second Place: $500

2017-2018 Henry L. Diamond Constitutional Environmental Law Writing Competition

  • Details
  • Subject: Any topic addressing developments or trends in U.S. environmental law with a significant constitutional, "federalism," or other cross-cutting component.
  • Deadline for entry is April 9, 2018.
    • Grand Prize: $2,000

2018 Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Competition

  • Details
  • Subject: Essay submissions are sought on the topic "Non-disclosure provisions in Settlement Agreements: Should courts enforce policy disfavoring them?"
  • Deadline for entry is April 30, 2018.
    • Grand Prize: $5,000

Pacific Legal Foundation Law Student Writing Competition

  • Details
  • Subject: Any original article addressing a specific topic question (available on website) regarding property rights, economic liberty, environmental law, or free speech.
  • Deadline for entry is May 15, 2018.
    • First Place: $5,000
    • Second Place: $3,000
    • Third Place: $1,000

35th Annual Smith-Babcock-Williams Student Writing Competition

  • Details
  • Subject: Any original thought on a question of significance in either city planning or associated areas of law (e.g. land use, local government or environmental law).
  • Deadline for entry is June 4, 2018.
    • First Place: $2,000
    • Second Place: $400
    • Third Place: $100

CSCHS Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition

  • Details
  • Subject: Any original, unpublished article on any aspect of California legal history.
  • Deadline for entry is June 30, 2018.
    • First Place: $2,500
    • Second Place: $500
    • Third Place: $250

Higbee & Associates and the Foundation for Continuing Justice 2017-18 Student Writing Competition

  • Details
  • Subject: One of three topics (available on website) related to the consequences of criminal records and the laws that govern their retention, dissemination and expungement.
  • Deadline for entry is June 30, 2018.
    • First Place: $2,000
    • Second Place: $1,000
    • Third Place: $300
    • Honorable Mention: $200

2018 Theodore Tannenwald Jr. Foundation Writing Competition

  • Details
  • Subject: Any federal or state tax-related topic.
  • Deadline for entry is July 6, 2018.
    • First Place: $5,000
    • Second Place: $2,500
    • Third Place: $1,500

National Law Review 2017 Monthly Law Student Writing Competition

  • Details
  • Subject: Please see competition details for list of suggested topics.
  • Deadline for entry is the last day of each month.