Writing Competitions

Public Citizen 2015 Access to Justice Essay Competition

  • Details
  • Subject: Any paper on the topic of the impact of "corporate personhood" on American life.
  • Deadline for entry is April 30, 2015.
    • Grand Prize: $5,000

National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees (NACTT) Annual Law Student Writing Competition

  • Details
  • Subject: Any paper on an issue concerning Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code.
  • Deadline for entry is April 30, 2015.
    • Grand Prize: $1,000 and publication in the NACTT Quarterly.

2015 Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition

  • Details
  • Subject: Any paper on an issue concerning women's rights or the status of women in the law. 
  • Deadline for entry is May 1, 2015.

The Public Law Section 2015 Student Writing Competition

  • Details
  • Subject: Any paper on a topic related to public law.
  • Deadline for entry is May 12, 2015.

International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC): 2015 Legal Writing Contest

  • Details
  • Subject: Any paper on the topics of tort law, insurance law, civil procedure, evidence, or other areas of practical concern to lawyers engaged in the defense or management of the defense of civil litigation. 
  • Deadline for entry is May 15, 2015.
    • First Place: $2,000 and plaque.
    • Second Place: $1,000 and plaque.
    • Third Place: $500 and plaque.
    • Honorable Mention: Plaque.

2015 Paul Faherty Tax Law Writing Competition

  • Details
  • Subject: Any paper addressing an aspect of tax law.
  • Deadline for entry is May 16, 2015.
    • Grand Prize: $3,000
    • Two Honorable Mentions: $1,000 each

Anthony Castelli Attorney's Veteran's College Scholarship

  • Details
  • Subject: Any paper on the American military's place in preserving freedom for the United States.
  • Deadline for entry is May 25, 2015.
    • Grand Prize: $500 

Asian Pacific American Bar Association: 2015 Robert T. Matsui Writing Competition

  • Details
  • Subject: Any paper on a topic relating to Asian Pacific Americans and the law.
  • Deadline for entry is June 1, 2015.

The American College of Employee Benefits Counsel (ACEBC): 1st Annual Employee Benefits Writing Prize

  • Details
  • Subject: Any paper on the topic of employee benefits.
  • Deadline for entry is June 2, 2015.
    • ACEBC Award: $1,500
    • Sidney M. Perlstadt Memorial Award: $1,500

International Humanitarian Law Student Writing Competition

  • Details
  • Subject: Any paper focusing on the ways in which International Humanitarian Law intersects with gender issues.
  • Deadline for entry is October 7, 2015.
    • Grand Prize: $500

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