Writing Competitions

Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni, Inc. (ASECA): 2016 Securities Law Writing Competition

  • Details
  • Subject: Any paper that addresses a subject in the field of securities law.
  • Deadline for entry is November 12, 2016.
    • First Place: $5,000
    • Second Place: $3,000
    • Third Place: $2,000

The 19th Annual Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition

  • Details
  • Subject: Any essay with a proposed solution on a compelling legal issue confronting the music industry.
  • Deadline for entry is January 4, 2017.
    • Grand Prize: $5,000 and a trip to the 59th Annual Grammy Awards
    • Four Runners-Up Receive: $1,500

Pacific Legal Foundation: 2016 Law Student Writing Competition

  • Details
  • Subject: Entries must address one of the topics provided by Pacific Legal Foundation. 
  • Deadline for entry is January 13, 2017.
    • First Place: $5,000
    • Second Place: $3,000
    • Third Place: $1,000

Third Annual Jameson Crane III Disability and the Law Writing Competition

  • Details
  • Subject: Any paper relating to 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, 2017.
    • First Place: $1,500
    • Two Second Place Winners: $1,000

American Constitution Society for Law and Policy: 2017 Regulatory and Administrative Law Writing Competition

  • Details
  • Subject: Any paper related to American regulatory or administrative law.
  • Deadline for entry is February 5, 2017.
    • Grand Prize: $1,500

American Constitution Society for Law and Policy: 2017 Constance Motley Baker Writing Competition

  • Details
  • Subject: Please see the competition details for a list of suggested topics.
  • Deadline for entry is February 12, 2017.
    • First Place: $3,000
    • Second and Third Place: $1,000

Future Legal Leaders Scholarship 

  • Details
  • Subject: How your future work in the legal profession can service your community.
  • Deadline for entry is May 5, 2017.

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law: 2016-17 Law Student Writing Competition

  • Details
  • Subject: Any paper relevant to U.S. labor and employment law.
  • Deadline for entry is June 15, 2017. 
    • First Place: $3,000
    • Second Place: $1,000
    • Third Place: $500

National Law Review 2016 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.

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