​Writing Competitions

2018-2019 Louis Jackson National Student Memorial Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law

The Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law

Constance Baker Motley National Student Writing Competition

Ed Mendrzycki Essay Contest

  • More information on the American Bar Association website
  • Subject: A hypothetical involving the ethical concerns arising where a U.S.-based IP law firm is asked by an existing client to help secure foreign patents and negotiate licensing contracts while also serving as an official licensor of the product.
  • Deadline for entry is February 15, 2019.
    • First Place: $5,000 and an all-expense paid trip to the Spring 2019 National Legal Malpractice Conference in Miami Beach, Florida (April 3-5, 2019)

2019 Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Competition

The American College of Employee Benefits Counsel 15th Annual Employee Benefits Writing Prize

  • More information on the ACEBC website
  • Subject: Any topic in the field of employee benefits law.
  • Deadline for entry is June 3, 2019.
    • Alvin D. Lurie Memorial Award: $1,500
    • Sidney M. Perlstadt Memorial Award: $1,500

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Annual Law Student Writing Competition for 2018-2019

The California Supreme Court Historical Society 2019 Selma Moidel Smith Student Writing Competition

Lodlois 2019 Scholarship

  • More information on the Lodlois website
  • Subject: A 700+ word essay on the topic of "Online Product Reviews: Why Both Consumers and Businesses Need Them."
  • Deadline for entry is June 30, 2019.
    • First Place: $1,000
    • Second Place: $250

2019 Robert C. Watson Writing Competition

  • More information on the AIPLA website
  • Subject: Any intellectual property law-related topic.
  • Deadline for entry is July 1, 2019.
    • First Place: Expense reimbursement to attend the AIPLA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC (October 24-26)

The 2019 Tannenwald Writing Competition

National Law Review 2018-2019 Monthly Law Student Writing Competition