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Writing Competitions

Jameson Crane Disability & the Law Writing Comp.
Date Added: 09/16/2014
Thomas Jefferson School of Law is pleased to announce the inaugural Jameson Crane III Disability and the Law Writing Competition to encourage outstanding student scholarship at the intersection of law and medicine or law and the social sciences. The winner of the competition will receive a $1,500 cash prize and consideration for publication in the Thomas Jefferson Law Review. Two second place winners will each receive a $1,000 cash prize. All submissions must be submitted electronically to The deadline for submission is January 15, 2015. For further details visit

American Indian Law Review Writing Competition
Date Added: 10/09/2014
The American Indian Law Review is pleased to announce its annual writing competition on any issue concerning American Indian law or indigenous peoples. The first place winner receives $1,000 and publication in the American Indian Law Review. The second place winner receives $500, and third place receives $250. All electronic entries must be received no later than January 30, 2015. For more information visit

Medical-Legal Interprofessional Collaboration
Date Added: 11/03/2014
The Florida State University Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law will present an award of $250 for the outstanding original paper submitted by a law student discussing the ways in which the medical and legal professions may work together collaboratively to address the problem of excessive, unnecessary, wasteful, and inefficient provison of medical services in the United States. All papers must be submitted by midnight on January 2, 2015, electronically to

Animal Law Writing Contest
Date Added: 11/13/2014
The American Veterinary Medical Association, American Kennel Club, Cat Fanciers' Association and Animal Health Institute offer law students an opportunty to engage in a scholarly discussion and debate of legal issues related to animals and animal law. The Grand Prize winner receives a $2500 cash prize plus round-trip airfare, one night accommodation and ground transportation to the American Veterinary Medical Law Association's Annual Meeting in Boston, MA in July 2015. Papers must be submitted by February 15, 2015. Read the official contest page for details:

ABA Forum on Construction Law Writing Competition
Date Added: 11/18/2014
The ABA Forum on Construction Law is accepting articles for its Law Student Writing Competition. The deadline for the writing submission is January 15. Students may submit articles on a wide array of topics related to construction law. Senior ABA Forum on Construction Law members will judge the submissions, which will be selected based on creativity, clarity and precision of writing, strength of argument, novelty and timeliness of subject, and quality of research. Winners will receive $2,000, travel expenses and registration for the forum’s 2015 Annual Meeting, plaque, a one-year membership in the forum and recognition in the forum’s newsletter, Under Construction and on the website; in addition to the opportunity to be published in one of the forum’s two publications, Under Construction or The Construction Lawyer. Other finalists will be recognized with a plaque and in forum publications. Winners will be announced and notified in March. Forum Chair Steven Lesser will present the awards at its 2015 Annual Meeting, April 16-18 in Boca Raton, Fla.

2105 Interleges Award Essay Contest
Date Added: 11/20/2014
The Interleges network is proud to announce the Interleges Award 2015 on the topic: Transnational Adjudication of Human Rights Violations: National Tribunals as an Alternative to International Courts. The winner will receive a $1000 prize and an invitation to attend the Interleges Annual General Meeting in New Your, May 14-17, 2015. The deadline to submit is March 20, 2015. For more information visit

Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition
Date Added: 10/09/2014
The GRAMMY Foundation and the ABA Forum on Entertainment and Sports Industries announces their 17th Annual Entertainment Law Initiative writing competition and scholarship program intended to provide law students with opportunities in the field of entertainment law. The grand prize winner receives a $5,000 scholarship and the four runners-up each receive $1,500 scholarships. The winners will attend GRAMMY week events. Paper submission deadline is January 6, 2015.

Scribes Law-Review-Award Competition
Date Added: 11/03/2014
The American Society of Legal Writers is sponsoring a competition to recognize an outstanding note or comment written by a law student who is associated with a student-edited law review or journal. This award has the dual distinction of being the only award presented at the National Conference of Law Reviews and the only national award for student authors that places no limitation on subject matter. Entries must be submitted by January 16, 2015.

Louis Jackson Employment & Labor Law Writing Comp.
Date Added: 10/21/2014
The Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law is co-sponsored by Jackson Lewis LLP, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law and the Institute for Law and the Workplace. One top honors award of $3,000 and two $1,000 awards will be presented to the top three entries and publication on the Institute for Law and the Workplace website. The deadline for submission is January 20, 2015. Questions may be directed to Profesor Matin Malin by email to

Real Property Law Student Writing Compettion
Date Added: 11/04/2014
The California State Bar Real Property Law Section and the Real Property Law Student Journal Committee anounces the inaugural RPLS Journal Law Student Writing Competition to encourage law students to explore California's wide array of real property practice areas, and showcase the scholarship of law students interested in real property law. The deadline for submission is February 13, 2015 via email