​Writing Competitions

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  • Subject: Any original, unpublished article on any aspect of California legal history.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

2018 Benson & Bingham Writing Competition

  • Details
  • Subject: One of two topics (available on website) related to either premises security or consumer product safety.
  • Deadline for entry is August 31, 2018.
    • First Place: $2,000
    • Runners Up (2): $250

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.