Writing Competitions

National Association of Women Lawyers 2014 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, 2014.

Law School Admission Council (LSAC) Diversity Committee Writing Competition

  • Details (pdf)
  • Subject: Any paper on best practices for recruitment and retention of students of color and students from other underrepresented groups in law schools.
  • Deadline for entry is May 1, 2014.

National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) 2014 Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition

  • Details (pdf)
  • Subject: Any paper on an issue concerning women's rights or the status of women in the law.
  • Deadline for entry is May 1, 2014.

Technology Law Writing Competition

  • Details
  • Subject: Any paper addressing technology law topics.
  • Deadline for entry is May 2, 2014.
    • First Place: $6,000
    • Second Place: $2,000
    • Third Place: $1,000

The Public Law Section 2014 Student Writing Competition

  • Details
  • Subject: Any paper on a topic related to public law.
  • Deadline for entry is May 12, 2014.
    • Grand Prize: $2,000, publication in the Public Law Journal, and recognition at the Ronald M. George Public Lawyer of the Year Award reception in San Diego in September 2014.

American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Labor and Employment Law Annual Law Student Writing Competition for 2013-2014

  • Details
  • Subject: Any paper discussing a public policy issue, practical implications of a leading case or doctrine, a statute or the need for statutory modification, or a common law doctrine relating to the American labor and employment bar.
  • Deadline for entry is May 15, 2014.

Michael Greenberg Student Writing Competition

International Association of LGBT Judges Writing Competition

The American College of Employee Benefits Counsel Tenth Annual Employee Benefits Writing Competition

  • Details
  • Subject: Any paper dealing with employee benefits topics.
  • Deadline for entry is June 3, 2014.
    • Clarin M. Schwartz Memorial Award: $1,500
    • Sidney M. Perlstadt Memorial Award: $1,500

Asian Pacific American Bar Association: 2014 Robert T. Matsui Writing Competition

  • Details
  • Subject: Any paper addressing a topic of interest relating to Asian Pacific Americans and the law.
  • Deadline for entry is June 15, 2014.

American Intellectual Property Law Association: The 2014 Robert C. Watson Competition

  • Details
  • Subject: Any paper on a subject relating to the protection of intellectual property.
  • Deadline for entry is June 30, 2014.
    • Grand Prize: $2,000

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