​Writing Competitions

The American College of Employee Benefits Counsel 15th Annual Employee Benefits Writing Prize

  • More information on the ACEBC website
  • Subject: Any topic in the field of employee benefits law.
  • Deadline for entry is June 3, 2019.
    • Alvin D. Lurie Memorial Award: $1,500
    • Sidney M. Perlstadt Memorial Award: $1,500

The Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation 26th Annual Brown Award

  • More information on the Brown Sims website
  • Subject: Any current legal writing article on a legal subject.
  • Deadline for entry is June 3, 2019.
    • First Place: $10,000
    • Second Place: $5,000
    • Third Place: $3,000
    • Finalists (2): $1,000 

Adam A. Milani Disability Law Writing Competition

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Annual Law Student Writing Competition for 2018-2019

The California Supreme Court Historical Society 2019 Selma Moidel Smith Student Writing Competition

Lodlois 2019 Scholarship

  • More information on the Lodlois website
  • Subject: A 700+ word essay on the topic of "Online Product Reviews: Why Both Consumers and Businesses Need Them."
  • Deadline for entry is June 30, 2019.
    • First Place: $1,000
    • Second Place: $250

2019 Robert C. Watson Writing Competition

  • More information on the AIPLA website
  • Subject: Any intellectual property law-related topic.
  • Deadline for entry is July 1, 2019.
    • First Place: Expense reimbursement to attend the AIPLA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC (October 24-26)

The 2019 Warren E. Burger Prize

  • More information on the AIPLA website
  • Subject: Any topic addressing the issues of excellence in legal skills, civility, ethics, and professionalism.
  • Deadline for entry is July 1, 2019.
    • First Place: $5,000 and publication in South Carolina Law Review

2019 Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize

  • More information on the Kent Law website
  • Subject: Any topic exploring the tension between civil liberties and national security in contemporary American society.
  • Deadline for entry is July 1, 2019.
    • First Place: $10,000

2019 Matsui Writing Competition

The 2019 Tannenwald Writing Competition

National Law Review 2018-2019 Monthly Law Student Writing Competition