Writing Competitions


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

2015 Securities Law Writing Competition

  • Details
  • Subject: Any paper addressing a subject in the field of securities law.
  • Deadline for entry is November 13, 2015.
    • 1st place: $5,000
    • 2nd place: $3,000
    • 3rd place: $2,000

Jameson Crane lll Disability and the Law Writing Competition

  • Details
  • Subject: Disability law including, legal issues arising with respect to employment, government services and programs, public accommodations, education, higher education, housing, and health care.
  • Deadline for entry is January 15, 2016.
    • 1st place: $1,500 and the Thomas Jefferson Law Review will consider the paper for publication.
    • 2nd place: two winners will each receive $1,000

California State Bar Real Property Law Section (RPLS) Journal: Law Student Writing Competition

  • Details (PDF)
  • Subject: Any article analyzing some area of California real property law.
  • Deadline for entry is January 18, 2016.

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 Monday, April 4, 2016.
    • Grand Prize: $2,000, an offer of publication in the Environmental Law Reporter, and a one-year individual membership to ELI.


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