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Previous Writing Competitions

This list of Previous Writing Competitions may be helpful as you make long-range plans. Often, sponsors repeat their contests, and the deadline may fall at the same approximate time of year. If you are interested in a Writing Competition on this list, please verify the topic, prize, and due date with the sponsor. For a list of current Writing Competitions with upcoming deadlines, please click "Currently Active Writing Competitions."

Topic Sponsor Prize Due Date Sorted Asecending

All submissions should be on a legal topic, and may be written in English, Irish, French, or German. Book reviews and case notes will also be considered.

Sponsor's Web Site

Cork Online Law Review

Publication

12/19/2009

Students are invited to submit a note or comment written while the author was an enrolled student in an ABA-approved law school during the 2009 calendar year. The paper may not have been previously published, and may be on any topic in the area of immigration law.

Sponsor's Web Site

University of La Verne Law Review

$200

01/01/2010

Submit a 1000-word summary of your idea for using a legal or law-related action in advancing and/or protecting the rights of nonsmokers, primarily by protecting them from exposure to tobacco smoke pollution. 

Sponsor's Web Site

National Center for Nonsmokers Rights

1st: $5,000

2nd: $3,000

3rd: $1,000

05/01/2010

Submit an essay on a current topic dealing with real property, trust and estate law.

Sponsor's Web Site

ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law

1st: $2,500

2nd: $1,500

3rd: $1,000

06/18/2010

Articles for the October 2010 Feature should address the topic of Health Care Law and should be no more than 5,500 words, including endnotes.

Sponsor's Web Site

National Law Review

Publication on the NLR website

09/27/2010

Papers should address an issue of interest to the public contract and grant law community.  All authors must be members of the ABA Section of Public Contract Law.  The competition will be conducted in two divisions:  Division I is open to J.D. students; Division II is open to LL.M. candidates and lawyers under 36 years of age or admitted to practice less than 5 years.

Sponsor's Web Site

ABA Section of Public Contract Law

1st: $5,000

2nd: $2,500

3rd: $1,000

09/30/2010

Submissions to the 2010 Annual International Law Section Law Student Writing Competition may be on any subject that would be of interest to an international law practitioner.

Sponsor's Web Site

International Law Section of the State Bar of California

1st: $2,000

2nd: $750

3rd: $250

10/15/2010

Articles for the November 2010 Feature should address the topic of Labor and Employment Law and should be no more than 5,500 words, including endnotes.

Sponsor's Web Site

National Law Review

Publication on the NLR website

10/25/2010

The scope of permissible topics is broad, i.e., any aspect of workers' compensation. Students are encouraged to present a public policy issues, a critique of a leading case or doctrine, or a comment on a statute or the need for a statutory modification. Students currently enrolled or who have graduated on or after May 2009 are eligible.

Sponsor's Web Site

College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers

1st: $1,500

2nd: $1,000

3rd: $500

11/01/2010

In a recent case, a state court imputed notice of Title IX violations to a university after a student consulted with an ombuds with an allegation of sexual harassment. What should ombuds do to ensure that they are not deemed as agents for notice? Should the IOA Standards of Practice be revised in any respect? Articles shall be less than 5,000 words including citations and shall follow the Chicago Manual of Style.

Sponsor's Web Site

International Ombudsman Association

$2,500

11/19/2010

The  Human Rights Student Scholars Writing Competition invites papers relating to human rights law from J.D., LL.M., and S.J.D. students.

Sponsor's Web Site

Virginia Journal of International Law and University of Virginia School of Law

$500

01/13/2011

The Santa Clara University School of Law's 2011 Centennial Celebration Student Writing Competition welcomes original unpublished scholarly writing on future ethical challenges lawyers may face practicing in the areas of (i) intellectual property law, (ii) international law or (iii) public interest law. The submission must be written by a student currently enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school and expecting to receive their degree in 2010 or 2011.

Sponsor's Web Site

Santa Clara University School of Law

TBA

01/31/2011

Authors submitting entries to the Liberty Mutual Prize should possess a J.D. degree or its overseas equivalent.  Papers must concern the law related to property and casualty insurance, its regulation and corporate governance.

Sponsor's Web Site

Boston College Law School

$5,000

02/01/2011

Graduate students in any field of study born 1981 or later may submit an essay, multimedia presentation, or video in English or German on one of the three topics described on the competition's website: Justice and Power, Rethinking Leadership, or Public Good and Values.  Up to 100 finalists will be invited to participate in the Symposium, May 12-13, 2011.  The most outstanding works will receive the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award, which is collectively endowed with a EUR 20,000 prize.

Sponsor's Web Site

St. Gallen Symposium

EUR 20,000

02/01/2011

The organizing committee of the 2011 PhD Workshop on Human Rights in University College Dublin School of Law invite proposals for a workshop on the theme of "The Legacy and Future of the ECHR:  Evaluating Sixty Years of the European Human Rights Project." 

Sponsor's Web Site

University College Dublin School of Law

possible publication

02/11/2011

The American Constitution Society welcomes all papers furthering and promoting a progressive vision of the Constitution, law, and public policy. Entrants are encouraged to view this topic broadly, and the competition welcomes submissions on a variety of substantive areas.

Sponsor's Web Site

American Constitution Society for Law and Policy and University of Pennsylvania Law School's American Constitution Society

1st: $3,000

2nd: $1,000 (two)

02/18/2011

Submissions may be on a wide variety of topics at the intersection of law and technology, such as intellectual property, antitrust, First Amendment, entertainment and new media, telecommunications, biotechnology, internet, and cybercrime.

Sponsor's Web Site

Berkeley Technology Law Journal

1st: $2,000

2nd: $750

3rd: $500

02/25/2011

Articles for the March 2011 Feature should address the topic of Intellectual Property Law and should be no more than 5,500 words, including endnotes.

Sponsor's Web Site

National Law Review

Publication on the NLR website

02/25/2011

Write a scholarly position paper in response to the 2011 problem on Embryo Donation and Adoption presented at:
http://www.embryolaw.org/.

All entries received by 2/7/2011 will be eligible for a $500 bonus if selected as a prize winner.

Sponsor's Web Site

Nightlight Christian Adoptions

1st: $2,500

2nd: $1,500

3rd: $1,000

03/07/2011

Submissions to the Family Law Writing Competition may be within any area of family law, although topics which focus on international or interdisciplinary subjects of family law are especially encouraged.

Sponsor's Web Site

Hofstra Law School and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

1st: $500

2nd: $250

03/15/2011

Faculty, LL.M. or J.S.D. students are invited to enter the Peterson Prize Writing Competition. The paper shall address one or more historic or contemporary issues involving the principles underlying the Tenth Amendment. 

Sponsor's Web Site

Willamette University Center for Law and Government

1st: $5,000

2nd: $3,000

3rd: $2,000

03/18/2011

Articles for the April 2011 Feature should address the topic of Health and Labor Law and should be no more than 5,500 words, including endnotes.

Sponsor's Web Site

National Law Review

Publication on the NLR website

03/25/2011

Any currently enrolled law student may submit a paper addressing any aspect of tax law. The paper must not be under consideration for any other publication or written as part of paid employment.

Sponsor's Web Site

John Marshall Law School Center for Tax Law and Employee Benefits

1st: $3,000

2 honorable mentions:

$1,000

04/15/2011

Articles for the May 2011 Feature should address the topic of Tax Law and should be no more than 5,500 words, including endnotes.

Sponsor's Web Site

National Law Review

Publication on the NLR website

04/25/2011

Currently enrolled students are encouraged to submit an in-depth analysis of a current issue relevant to customs and international trade law.

Sponsor's Web Site

Customs and International Trade Bar Association and Brooklyn Law School

1st: $1,000

2nd: $500

05/23/2011

Submissions to the Michael Greenberg Student Writing Competition shall address a legal issue affecting the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and/or Intersex community.

Sponsor's Web Site

The National LGBT Bar Association

$1,000

05/23/2011

Submissions to the 2011 NAELA Elder Law Writing Competition may address any topic regarding legal issues affecting seniors or people with disabilities.

Sponsor's Web Site

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc

1st: $1,500

2nd: $1,000

3rd: $500

05/30/2011

There are two H. Thomas Austern Memorial Writing Competitions:  one for papers with a maximum of 40 pages, and one for papers between 41 and 100 pages. Papers shall provide an in-depth analysis of a current legal issue concerning food, drugs, animal drugs, biologics, cosmetics, diagnostics, dietary supplements, medical devices, or tobacco.  

Sponsor's Web Site

The Food and Drug Law Institute

1st: $4,000

2nd: $1,000

05/31/2011

Papers must deal with employee benefits topics.  Up to two cash prizes in the amount of $1,500.00 will be awarded, the Clarin M. Schwartz and Sidney M. Perstadt Memorial Awards.  Questions concerning the competition should be addressed to Peter Kelly, Chair of the ACEBC Writing Competition Committee at peter.kelly@bcbsa.com. 

Sponsor's Web Site

American College of Employee Benefits Counsel

$1,500

06/01/2011

Submissions to the Adam A. Milani Disability Law Writing Competition should be trial-level or appellate briefs on any aspect of disability law, theory, or practice. Other permissible topics include issues arising under any of the following statutes: Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Age Discrimination in Employment Act; Family and Medical Leave Act; or any state statutes or municipal ordinances prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

Sponsor's Web Site

Mercer University School of Law & ABA Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law

$300-$1,000

06/01/2011

Submissions to the Alice Paul Feminist Jurisprudence Essay Contest should reflect a creative feminist approach to the law. 

Sponsor's Web Site

Women and the Law and Legal Rhetoric Programs of American University Washington College of Law

$1,000

06/01/2011

Entries should address the topic “Should the Board of Veteran's Appeals (BVA) be modified, decentralized, or even abolished and its functions located within the initial claims adjudicators in VA regional offices? Would such a change achieve significant improvement in customer service, cost savings and improved accuracy and timeliness of benefits decisions?”

Students enrolled for the current school year in an ABA accredited law school or any masters degree program in the areas of business, public policy, or public administration are eligible to enter the student division. Graduates of these degree programs are eligible to enter the professional division.

Sponsor's Web Site

Paralyzed Veterans of America

$3,000

08/01/2011

Submissions should bear some relationship to the topic for the annual symposium convened by the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution at the University of Missouri School of Law. This year's symposium topic is "Border Skirmishes: The Intersection Between Litigation and International Commercial Arbitration."

Sponsor's Web Site

University of Missouri School of Law Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution

$300

08/15/2011

The topic for the Washington Legal Foundation's 2011 Freedom and Justice Legal Writing Competition is "To what extent does the Constitution limit the severity of the civil punishment that may be imposed on those convicted of a misdemeanor under the Park Doctrine?"

Sponsor's Web Site

Washington Legal Foundation

possible publication

08/26/2011

Any person enrolled in an accredited U.S. law school during 2011 may enter one of two contests:  Track A participants shall submit an analysis of the legal rights and obligations of futuristic persons. Track B participants shall submit an appellate brief in support of or opposition to the granting of U.S. citizenship to a futuristic person.

Sponsor's Web Site

Terasem Movement

$1,000

09/09/2011

Submissions to Whittier Law Review's Intellectual Property Writing Competition should relate to legal issues and challenges that surround Intellectual Property with an emphasis in New Media Topics.

Sponsor's Web Site

Whittier Law Review

$1,000

09/09/2011

Topical issues in public contract or grant law. Eligibility: Law students who are members of the ABA Section of Public Contract Law at the time of article submission.

Sponsor's Web Site

ABA Section of Public Contract Law and the Public Contract Law Journal

1st: $5000

2nd: $2500

3rd: $1000

09/30/2011

Suggested Topics:

Intellectual Property Law, Tax Law, and Labor/ Employment Law

The NLR Law Student Writing Competition offers law students the opportunity to submit articles for publication consideration on the website.  Applicants can submit an unlimited number of entries each month.

  • Winning submissions will initially be published online in November and December 2011.
  • In each of these months, entries will be judged and the top two to four articles chosen will be featured on the NLR homepage for a month.  Up to 5 runner-up entries will also be posted in the NLR searchable database each month.
  • Each winning article will be displayed accompanied by the student’s photo, biography, contact information, law school logo, and any copyright disclosure.
  • All winning articles will remain in the NLR database for two years (subject to earlier removal upon request of the law school).

In addition, the NLR sends links to targeted articles to specific professional groups via e-mail. The NLR also posts links to selected articles on the “Legal Issues” or “Research” sections of various professional organizations’ Web sites.

Sponsor's Web Site

National Law Review

Web Publication

10/17/2011

The Albert S. Pergam International Law Writing Competition encourages students to write on areas of public or private international law.

Sponsor's Web Site

New York State Bar Association

$2,000

12/02/2011

Submissions must contain legal analysis of a compelling, timely issue relating to criminal law. Articles may discuss any topic in an area of criminal law, and must be 23-50 pages double spaced and footnoted, in Times New Roman size 12 font.

Sponsor's Web Site

American University Criminal Law Brief

Publication

12/18/2011

This global competition is designed to encourage student scholarly inquiry into human rights topics and afford emerging student scholars an opportunity to develop their research and contributions by interacting with Virginia’s preeminent international law faculty.

Sponsor's Web Site

Human Rights Program of the University of Virginia and the Virginia Journal of International Law

1st: $500 and Publication in the Virginia Journal of International Law

01/13/2012

The scope of permissible topics is broad, i.e., any aspect of workers'compensation law. Students are encouraged to present: a public policy issue; a critique of a leading case or doctrine; or a comment on a statute or the need for a statutory modification.

Sponsor's Web Site

College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers

1st: $1500 and publication

2nd: $1000

3rd: $500

01/15/2012

Any topic in the field of law and armed conflict, including but not limited to the use of force in international law, the conduct of hostilities during armed conflicts, protected persons and objects under the rules of armed conflict, the law of weapons, operational law, rules of engagement occupation law, peace operations, counter-terrorist operations, and humanitarian assistance. 

Sponsor's Web Site

Lieber Society of the American Society of International Law

1st: $500

01/16/2012

Are past legal constructions for the development of other resources effective prologues, or should alternative energy deployment (including renewables) or climate change issues be addressed through sui generis rules?

Sponsor's Web Site

ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources

Publication

03/01/2012

Journal style articles on any current topic concerning business or securities law may be submitted to the Elliot A. Spoon Business Law Writing Competition.

Sponsor's Web Site

Michigan State University College of Law Journal of Business and Securities Law

$500

03/02/2012

International economic law, from private business matters to international trade conflicts.

Sponsor's Web Site

Houston Journal of International Law

$500

03/04/2012

"Legislating Stereotypes: Reproductive Rights Rollback in the States."

Sponsor's Web Site

Center for Reproductive Rights

1st: $750

2nd: $500

3rd: $250

03/05/2012

The case chosen for the competition is based in part on Sackett v. EPA, currently before the U.S. Supreme Court. Full hypothetical and information packets are available on request from Jeff Augello, Staff Counsel, National Association of Home Builders, at jaugello@nahb.org. Students who wish to participate in the competition may choose to argue on behalf of either the petitioners or the EPA. 

National Association of Home Builders

$500

03/16/2012

The Second Annual Georgetown International Arbitration Society/International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution International Arbitration Writing Contest is open to students currently enrolled in a Georgetown University law program, as well as recent graduates of a law program. Recent graduates must have earned a legal degree at Georgetown in 2011.  Submissions shall be 1,000-3,000 words on any hot topic in international arbitration. The winning entry should be well-written and clearly expressed. It should include a timely discussion of an international arbitration topic of the author's choosing concerning cases, regulation, or other legal developments. It may take the form of an op-ed commentary. The winning entry will be published on the website of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution--The CPR Institute Entries must be sent to cprgeorgetownwritingcontest@cpradr.org

Sponsor's Web Site

Georgetown International Arbitration Society/International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution

Web Publication

03/31/2012

Submission to the Chief Justice John B. Doolin Writing Competition shall address any area of the law relating to Native Americans or other indigenous peoples.
Papers must be submitted to:    The Sovereignty Symposium, Oklahoma State Capitol, Room 208, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105 OR e-mail kyle.shifflet@oscn.net.

The Oklahoma Supreme Court

1st: $500

2nd: $300

3rd: $200

03/31/2012

Any topic addressing recent developments or trends in U.S. environmental law that have a significant constitutional or "federalist" component.

Sponsor's Web Site

The Environmental Law Institute, the ABA, and the National Association for Environmental Law Societies

$2000, publication, and 1 year membership

04/13/2012

Papers may be written in English, Spanish, Portuguese, or French on one of the following topics:  1) Independence of the Justice System as a pillar of democracy; 2) poverty reduction and sustainable development; 3) personal safety and law in Latin American democractic systems; 4) fraud, risk, safety, and education in ICT; 5) cybercrime and electronic commerce; 6) Electronic Government and Citizen's Rights.

Sponsor's Web Site

Inter-American Bar Association

Certificate of award,

IABA membership, and

possible publication

04/23/2012

Entries should address a procedural or substantive issue in international investment arbitration. 

Sponsor's Web Site

International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes - ICSID Review Foreign Investment Law Journal

$1,000

05/01/2012

Essays submitted to the 2012 National Association of Counsel for Children Law Student Essay Competition should address topics of national importance and advance the legal interests of children.

Sponsor's Web Site

National Association of Counsel for Children

$1,000

05/01/2012

We invite submissions of research, analysis, narrative, theory, and commentary that critically examine the intersection of gender with one or more other axes of subordination, including, but not limited to, race, class, sexual orientation, and disability. Pieces may be geared toward theoretical legal philosophy or pragmatic, on-the-ground lawyering. We welcome interdisciplinary pieces, but there must be a focus on the law.

Sponsor's Web Site

Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law, and Justice

Publication

05/15/2012

Submissions to the K. William Kolbe Law Student Writing Competition should address a current topic of general interest in a legal area covered by the Section.

Sponsor's Web Site

ABA Section of Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law

$2,500

06/01/2012

Submissions to the Mary Moers Wenig 2012 Student Writing Competition shall address one or more legal issues in the area of trusts and estates, broadly defined.

Sponsor's Web Site

American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

1st: $5,000

2nd: $3,000

3rd: $1,000

06/01/2012

Submissions to the Robert T. Matsui Annual Writing Competition may be on any topic that reasonably relates to Asian Pacific Americans and the law.

Sponsor's Web Site

Asian Pacific American Bar Association Educational Fund

$1,500

06/01/2012

Entrants to the University of Connecticut School of Law's Student Legal Writing Competition should submit a paper on a legal issue affecting persons struggling with homelessness, mental illness, addiction, or substance abuse.

Sponsor's Web Site

University of Connecticut School of Law

1st: $750

2nd: $500

3rd: $250

06/01/2012

Submissions to the 2012 Student Writing Competition in Cultural Heritage Law may address any aspect of cultural heritage law, including art, cultural property, historic preservation, indigenous peoples, and intangible heritage (but not intellectual property, except as it relates to cultural heritage).

Sponsor's Web Site

Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation

1st: $1,000

2nd: $500

06/08/2012

Articles may concern any topic on animal law.

Sponsor's Web Site

New York State Bar Association Committee on Animals and the Law

1st: $1,000

2nd: $500

06/29/2012

Original, unpublished scholarly writing on any aspect of California legal
history, ranging from the Supreme Court itself, and its justices and decisions, to
local events of legal historical importance—including  biography, significant
cases, independent state interpretation, the California Constitution, and
reorganization of the court system, as well as areas of law such as criminal law,
civil rights, family law, tort liability, environmental law, and taxation—in any time
period from 1846 to the present.
On the leading position and nationwide influence of the California Supreme
Court, see the article on “Followed Rates” by Jake Dear and Edward W. Jessen:
http://lawreview.law.ucdavis.edu/issues/41-2_Dear.pdf

Sponsor's Web Site

California Supreme Court Historical Society

$2,500

06/30/2012

Submissions to the George Hutchinson Writing Competition may discuss any topic that lies within the procedure, substance, or scope of the jurisdiction of the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. 

Sponsor's Web Site

Federal Circuit Bar Association

$3,000

06/30/2012

The 2012 Edward F. Langs Writing Award seeks essays which make significant contributions to the knowledge and understanding of information technology law.

Sponsor's Web Site

State Bar of Michigan Information Technology Section

$1,500 divided among

winners

06/30/2012

The Jacques Leroy International Prize Business and Human Rights Student Competition is open to all law students under the age of 30.  The prize is awarded for a submission which deals with the theme, "The Jurist and the Development of Human Rights in the Business World".

Sponsor's Web Site

Union Internationale des Avocats

EUR 1,000

06/30/2012

The Chicago-Kent College of Law Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize is designed to honor an exemplary work of scholarship exploring the tension between civil liberties and national security in contemporary American society. 


 

Sponsor's Web Site

Chicago-Kent College of Law

$10,000

07/01/2012

Essays can be on any topic, and concern any matter, provided only that they somehow address the relationship between law and the Holocaust. Particularly welcome are essays which pursue the continuing significance of the Holocaust to law and human rights generally, and to the legal community and legal education in particular.

Sponsor's Web Site

Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

500.00 CAD

07/01/2012

Each law school may certify up to 8 J.D. papers and 8 LL.M. papers. Papers must focus primarily upon technical or policy-oriented tax issues relating to any type of existing or proposed U.S. federal or state tax or taxation system (including topics relating to ethical and professional responsibility matters in tax practice).  Submissions must be sponsored by a faculty member.

All J.D. students who are planning to enter the competition must seek a faculty sponsor and inform JoAnne Rogers in J.D. Academic Services,( McDonough 352, jer78@law.georgetown.edu). All LL.M. students must inform Ellis Duncan in Graduate Programs, Hotung 6000, ged5@law.georgetown.edu.

 Contest deadline: 7/3/2013. 

Sponsor's Web Site

Theodore Tannenwald, Jr. Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship

1st: $5,000

2nd: $2,500

3rd: $1,500

07/01/2012

Students who attend an ABA accredited law school in a SEAFWA state or who are legal residents of a SEAFWA state may submit papers on their own topic relating to fish and wildlife, habitat or conservation law or choose from the following topics: (1) constitutional issues relating to the state regulation of hunting and fishing, (2) criminal law issues related to the regulation of hunting and fishing, (3) liability of states for damages by wildlife, (4) privatization of fish and wildlife resources, (5) issues arising under the endangered species act, or (6) regulation of exotic wildlife/holding wildlife as pets/exotic wildlife trade and commerce. For a list of the states in SEAFWA, refer to http://www.seafwa.org.

Sponsor's Web Site

Legal Committee of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

Publication and

up to $1000 travel expenses

07/31/2012

The assignment for the 2012 Thomas J. Trenta Memorial Law Student Writing Competition is, as a first year law associate, write a research memo on the legal issue and considerations that arise with regard to the use, access, and intergration of Personal Health Records by health care systems. For the complete assignment and submission instructions, please visit the competition website. 

Sponsor's Web Site

State Bar of Michigan Health Care Law Section

1st: $2,000

2nd: $1,500

07/31/2012

Papers should discuss the interplay of International and National Law. Papers are judged based on the appeal of the special topic chosen, its argumentation, structure and compliance with formalities. Max. 3000 words

Goettingen Journal of International Law

Publication

08/15/2012

ATRIP's Essay Competition for Young Researchers in Intellectual Property Law invites authors no older than 33 as of 12/31/2012 to submit a paper on any topic related to intellectual property law.  Papers should be written in English or French.

Sponsor's Web Site

International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property

invitation

to give a

presentation

08/31/2012

This competition, held in honor of Benjamin B. Ferencz, addresses the very difficult issue of the relationship between crimes against humanity and the crime of aggression, both as a matter of substantive law and jurisdiction.  In particular, given that the crime of aggression is not currently enforceable in the ICC, the essay should address whether illegal uses of force, interstate or otherwise, resulting in significant loss of life may currently be prosecutable before the ICC as crimes against humanity.

Sponsor's Web Site

Washington University Law

10,000

2500

2500

08/31/2012

Papers must address a topic within the field of economic, social and cultural rights or human rights-based approaches to economic and social justice.

Sponsor's Web Site

Northeastern University School of Law

500

09/01/2012

Papers submitted to the Shannon Bybee Scholarship Award shall enhance the understanding of gaming law or recommend a beneficial change in gaming law.

Sponsor's Web Site

International Association of Gaming Advisors

$2,500

09/04/2012

  1. Immigration Law and 
  2. Election Law and Campaign Finance Reform (ex. Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 558 U.S. 50 (2010))
Sponsor's Web Site

National Law Review

Publication

10/15/2012

The topic may be any subject in the field of securities law.

Sponsor's Web Site

Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni, Inc.

1st: $5,000

2nd: $3,000

3rd: $2,000

11/15/2012

The topic may be any subject in the field of securities law.

Sponsor's Web Site

ASECA Alumni

5000

3000

2000

11/16/2012

  1. Healthcare Law and
  2. Social Media Legislation in Relation to Labor and Employment Law

 

Sponsor's Web Site

National Law Review

Publication

11/19/2012

Any student-authored paper on a pro-life topic that is published, scheduled, or accepted for publication in a law journal between January 1, 2012 and November 30, 2012 may be submitted. For the purposes of this competition, a law journal includes 1) any official law review or journal at an ABA-accredited law school or 2) publication of the American Bar Association that is available on the Westlaw and LexisNexis legal research databases.

Sponsor's Web Site

Mass Citizens for Life

750

11/30/2012

An essay may be submitted to the Victoria Fisher Memorial Prize by any person regardless of qualifications provided the candidate has never had work published in a learned journal or in or as a non-fiction book.  The essay may be on any topic relating to Women and the Law.

Sponsor's Web Site

University of Leicester, United Kingdom

£250

11/30/2012

Accepting submissions regarding any timely, compelling aspect of labor and employment law.

Sponsor's Web Site

New York State Bar Association

1st: $3000 and Publication

2nd: $2000

3rd: $1000

12/03/2012

Students are encouraged to submit substantive papers which advance and serve the interests and understanding of health law on any emerging topic.

Sponsor's Web Site

ABA Health Law Section

$500

12/07/2012

Law students are invited to submit publishable papers on subjects relating to the protection of intellectual property not published elsewhere, scheduled for publication, or awarded another prize. Students not enrolled in a law school in New York may submit papers so long as they are members of the New York State Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section.

Sponsor's Web Site

New York State Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section

1st: $2,000

2nd: $1,000

12/07/2012

Each law school may nominate papers to the Mendes Hershman Student Writing Competition.  The paper shall be on a high quality business law topic written in the 2011-2012 or current academic year by a student currently enrolled in the law school’s J.D. program.  Papers must be sponsored by a law school professor or Dean, so be sure to seek a professor or Dean's approval no later than December 17th to allow them time to approve.

If you need help in gaining this approval, please turn in your paper (hard copy plus Word file) to JoAnne Rogers in J.D. Academic Services, McDonough 352, no later than December 21st, 2012

Deadlines:
Submit to JoAnne Rogers or get a nomination from a professor by:
12/21/2012
Contest deadline:
1/18/2013

Sponsor's Web Site

ABA Section of Business Law

1st: $2,500

2nd: $1,000

3rd: $500

12/21/2012

Papers should address a topical issue of interest to the construction industry.

Sponsor's Web Site

ABA Forum On The Construction Industry

Possible Publication

12/31/2012

Submissions to the Hirsch Bioethics Student Writing Competition may deal with any aspect of legal medicine, including medical licensure and regulation of the profession, business aspects of medical practice, physician liability, managed care organizations, pharmaceutical manufacturers, public health law, the physician-patient relationship, care of special patients, food and drug law, medical research, forensic science, and the history of legal medicine.

 

Sponsor's Web Site

American College of Legal Medicine

1st: $1,000

2nd: $500

3rd: $250

01/04/2013

Any original paper concerning federal taxation between 20-50 double spaced pages is welcome.

Sponsor's Web Site

Federal Bar Association Section of Taxation

1st: $2000

2nd: $1000

01/07/2013

Entries should demonstrate original thought on a question of legal and/or policy significance relating to the symposium topic of the role of public lands and oceans in America’s energy future. The topic is not confined to any particular type of public land or issue in energy or environmental law or policy. Entries will be evaluated based on: (1) originality; (2) contribution to the understanding or development of the fields of energy, environmental and public land law; (3) quality of scholarship; and (4) quality and organization of writing.

Sponsor's Web Site

University of Montana School of Law

1000

500

250

01/14/2013

The Ladas Student Writing Award will be given to the best paper on the subject of trademark law or a matter that directly relates to or affects trademarks.

Sponsor's Web Site

International Trademark Association and Ladas & Parry LLP

$2,000

01/18/2013

Judges will consider papers on any topic relating to the law governing the workplace, such as employment law, labor law, employee benefits, or employment discrimination.

Sponsor's Web Site

Jackson Lewis LLP and IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law's Institute for Law and the Workplace

1st: $3000

2nd: $1000

3rd: $1000

01/22/2013

 Entrants should take advantage of the fact that health law is a very broad and diverse field, encompassing aspects of almost every area of law. Papers may address any traditional area of the law as applied to health care (e.g., antitrust, tax, corporate) or areas of law unique to health care (e.g., fraud and abuse, managed care, Medicare/Medicaid, clinical trials). Entries in the top 20 percent will be considered for publication in the Annals of Health Law, which is published by the Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

Sponsor's Web Site

Epstein Becker & Green, P.C

4000

2000

500

01/25/2013

The Competition seeks submissions of academic papers on the topic of international humanitarian law (IHL) from students currently enrolled in a law degree program in the United States or abroad. The purpose of the Competition is to enhance scholarship and deepen understanding among students in this important area of international law.
 

Sponsor's Web Site

American Society of International Law and the Washington College of Law

Publication and ASIL membership

01/31/2013

The 2013 topic is: Is Democracy for Sale?\

Have Citizen United's holdings run amok?
Legal Challenges left to Super Pacs?
Can funding disclosure be required?

Intent to Enter: January 31, 2013
Essay Deadline: March 31, 2013

Sponsor's Web Site

Public Justice Foundation

$5,000

01/31/2013

In Spring 2013, the US Supreme Court is likely to issue its decision on Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, 621 F. 3d 111 (2d Cir. 2010), cert. granted, 80 U.S.L.W. 3237 (U.S. Oct. 17, 2011) (No. 10-1491), involving a claim under Alien Tort Statute, which allows US courts to recognize cause of action for violation of the law of nations occurring within the territory of a sovereign nation other than the US. Here is your chance to weigh in as an amicus curiae on how the court should rule. 

Associate Justice Antonin Scalia will present the winner(s) at a US Supreme Court evening reception on Friday, April 27, 2013 during the ABA International Section Spring 2013 Meeting

 

Sponsor's Web Site

ABA Section of International Law

1st & 2nd: $1,000

02/01/2013

Friends of IT-Lex, who are also law students in good standing at an ABA accredited law school, can enter our technology law writing competition.
 
The prizes?  First place will receive $5,000.00 USD, second place $1,000.00 USD, and third place $500.00 USD- plus the prize-winners will be published in the IT-Lex Journal, and will receive invitations to become write-on Members and a part of the IT-Lex Law Review.
 

Sponsor's Web Site

IT-Lex

5000

1000

500

02/01/2013

Submissions should be related to regulatory or administrative law, broadly construed. Appropriate subjects include empirical or comparative analyses of the effectiveness of specific regulatory regimes or of deregulation, doctrinal investigations of the development of administrative law rules or principles by courts and administrative agencies and the effects of that development, and normative analyses of how particular regulatory or administrative regimes or deregulation advance or fail to advance values of fairness, participation, and transparency.

Sponsor's Web Site

American Constitution Society for Law and Policy

1st: $1500

02/13/2013

 The article must have a publication date of the previous year even if it actually printed at a later date. The article may have appeared in any publication printed at your law school, including law reviews and journals, and may be a note, a comment, or an article.

The subject of the article can be devoted to any legal topic.

The length of the article is not limited.

Only one article may be submitted on behalf of a law school.

Only deans or their designees may nominate an applicant.

At least one author or coauthor must have been enrolled in the calendar year when the article was published.

Coauthors are permitted. Please provide the name, address, telephone number, fax and email of each contributing author.

This completed nomination form together with a copy of the article should be submitted online at www.burtonawards.com and must be received by February 20, 2013. If mailed, the nomination form must still be filled out online and two hard copies must be sent.

Please note: A 150 word narrative biographical summary written in the third person will be required for each winner together with a color photo. While competition is very keen, for convenience purposes, the bio and photo can be submitted electronically at the time of the application.

Sponsor's Web Site

Burton Awards

Honor

02/20/2013

ACS welcomes all student papers furthering and promoting a progressive vision of the Constitution, law, and public policy.

Sponsor's Web Site

American Constitution Society for Law and Policy

3000

1000

1000

02/22/2013

We invite papers on current issues regarding bankruptcy jurisdiction, bankruptcy litigation, or evidence in bankruptcy cases or proceedings. The paper may address business or consumer cases and may include matters such as bankruptcy sales, plan confirmation and other topics that involve jurisdiction, litigation or evidence in the bankruptcy courts.

Sponsor's Web Site

American Bankruptcy Institute

1st: $2000

2nd: $1250

3rd: $750

03/01/2013

Submissions to the Trandafir Writing Competition may address any topic of contemporary international business or economic concern with a legal nexus.

Sponsor's Web Site

Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems and University of Iowa College of Law

$2,000

03/01/2013

Papers should address any legal issue regarding affordable housing and/or community development law.

Sponsor's Web Site

ABA Affordable Housing and Community Development Forum Committee

$1,000

03/08/2013

The topic for this year's writing competition is:
 
The Evolving Tension between Freedom of Expression, Freedom of Religion, and Hate Speech and Blasphemy Laws
 
There is growing tension, both domestically and internationally, between freedom of expression, freedom of religion, and the judicial or legislative restrictions on those freedoms. Many state and national constitutions provide for the protection of speech and religion, as do many international treaties. However, the scope of these freedoms has been the subject of increasing debate and limitation, with such limitations often being couched in terms of "hate speech" and "blasphemy" laws.
 
Scholars are invited to address this growing tension in a manner that best expresses the depth and scope of this continually evolving issue.
 

Sponsor's Web Site

Trinity Law School

3000

1000

500

03/25/2013

Members of the ABA’s Law School Division may submit papers addressing a current topic in a legal area covered by one of the substantive law committees of the ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section.

Sponsor's Web Site

ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section

1st: $1,500

2nd: $500

04/01/2013

Any hot topic in international arbitration. 

Sponsor's Web Site

International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution

Publication

04/01/2013

SOCIAL MEDIA: IMPLICATIONS FOR CRIMINAL LAW, PRACTICE, AND PROCEDURE. Any timely and important topic relating to developments in criminal law or procedure influenced by or related to social media. Such topics might include the Fourth Amendment implications of social media in criminal matters, privacy interests, the role or impact of social media on other substantive legal issues or investigative practices and the ethical implications relating to the same, the use of social media evidence in investigations and trials, and the impact and influence of social media on jurors.

Sponsor's Web Site

ABA Criminal Justice Section

$2,000

04/10/2013

Submissions to the Howard C. Schwab Memorial Essay Contest may be on any aspect of family law.

Sponsor's Web Site

ABA Family Law Section

Possible publication and section membership

04/12/2013

Submissions to the ELI-ABA-NAELS “Endangered Environmental Laws” writing competition may address recent developments or trends in U.S. environmental law that have a significant constitutional or “federalism” component. Students may choose one of the sample topics or develop their own constitutional environmental law topic.

Sponsor's Web Site

The Environmental Law Institute; The ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources; and The National Association of Environmental Law Societies

$2,000

04/12/2013

Entrants should submit an essay on the topic below:
There have been a number of recent legislative proposals that concern our right to vote, ranging from redistricting for purposes of Congressional voting
districts to laws affecting voter eligibility. Please identify one or more examples of such proposed or actual laws from anywhere in the country and discuss
whether these laws unconstitutionally infringe on the right to vote. You may want to consider any manner in which these laws affect the right to vote,
either by strengthening or weakening our republic. For example, you might want to consider whether these examples are modern day poll taxes, efforts to
suppress the vote or needed improvements to avoid voter fraud. Essays must be no longer than seven 8 ½ x 11” pages.
Essays must be submitted on or before the deadline of April 16. Emails will be accepted until midnight April 16. However, entries sent by mail or hand
delivered must be received in the office by April 16, 2010. at 5:00 p.m. Finalists will be scheduled for interviews. Entries will be judged by a panel of
attorneys and/or judges, and will be scored on the basis of both substance and form.
Should you have questions or desire any additional information, please contact Attorney Gloria Johnson at 301-390-2222. Submissions will not be
accepted by facsimile.
How to apply- Email to: GJLaw75@aol.com or Mail to Gloria Johnson 1300 Mercantile Lane, Suite 139 Largo, Maryland 20774

Sponsor's Web Site

Washington Bar Association

$5000

04/16/2013

Submissions to the Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition should concern any issue within the general category of legal ethics.

Sponsor's Web Site

Notre Dame Law School

$2,500

04/26/2013

Entrants should submit an essay, article, or comment on an issue concerning Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code.

Sponsor's Web Site

National Association of Chapter Thirteen Trustees

1st: $1000 and Publication

04/30/2013

Papers may discuss any topic relating to administrative law.The competition is open to currently enrolled students of ABA-accredited law schools who are also members of the ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice. Submissions can include papers submitted for a law school course, law review notes and comments, or pieces written specifically for the competition. Essays must be the work of the submitting student without substantial editorial input from others. Co-authored papers are ineligible. Only one essay may be submitted per entrant.
 

Sponsor's Web Site

ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice

$5000

05/01/2013

Entrants to the Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition should submit a paper on an issue concerning women’s rights or the status of women in the law.

Sponsor's Web Site

National Association of Women Lawyers

$500

05/01/2013

Entries may address any aspect of public or private sector labor and/or employment law relevant to the American labor and employment bar. Articles may address U.S. law, international law of relevance to U.S. labor and employment attorneys, or how a legal topic is treated in states across the country, but papers limited to the law of a single state will not be considered.  Students are encouraged to discuss 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.  Submissions must be submitted by 6:00 p.m. (EDST) on 5/15/2013 to swan@laborandemploymentcollege.org using the subject line, "Writing Competition".

 

Sponsor's Web Site

College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Inc.

1st: $1,500

2nd: $1,000

3rd: $500

05/15/2013

Entries must be submitted on a subject of practical concern to lawyers engaged in the defense or management of the defense of civil litigation, such as relevant aspects of tort law, insurance law, civil procedure, evidence, damages, alternative dispute resolution procedures, and professional ethics.

Sponsor's Web Site

International Association of Defense Counsel

1st: $2,000

2nd: $1,000

3rd: $500

05/17/2013

The Intellectual Property Law Student Writing Competition is open to students enrolled and in good standing during the 2012-13 academic year, including December 2012 graduates, who either attend a Virginia law school or attend a law school outside Virginia but are residents of Virginia. Articles may relate to an intellectual property law issue or the practice of intellectual property law.

Sponsor's Web Site

Virginia State Bar Intellectual Property Section

$4,000

05/24/2013

Submissions must further the legal needs of domestic violence victims and their children, or advance efforts to address the incidence, causes, and effects of intimate partner violence, from a national or international perspective.

Sponsor's Web Site

ABA Commission on Domestic Violence and the Journal of Gender, Social Policy and the Law

Publication and

honorarium

05/31/2013

Essays submitted for the 2013 competition MUST be under the topic of “Comparing Hearsay Rules in Different Courts.”

Sponsor's Web Site

American Judges Association

1st: $3,000

2nd: $1,500

3rd: $1,000

06/01/2013

The goal of the Texas Wesleyan Journal of Real Property Law (“Property Journal”) National Writing Contest (“Contest”) is to expand the breadth of the contributions published in the Property Journal and provide a platform for student-writers producing excellent scholarly work to contribute to real property discourse by way of publication in a journal devoted to exploring real property issues. 

Sponsor's Web Site

Texas Wesleyan

1st: $750

2nd: $500

3rd: $250

06/01/2013

 

The American Society for Pharmacy Law (ASPL) is a nationwide organization with the purposes of: (i) furthering knowledge in the law related to pharmacists, pharmacies, the provision of pharmaceutical care, the manufacturing and distribution of drugs, and other food, drug, and medical device policy issues ("Pharmacy Law"); (ii) communicating accurate legal educational information; and (iii) providing education opportunities for pharmacists, attorneys, and others who are interested in Pharmacy Law.

 

 

 

Sponsor's Web Site

American Society for Pharmacy Law

Honorarium

06/03/2013

The principal subject of the submitted paper must be federal civil practice and procedure, including the civil jurisdiction and venue rules of the federal courts. Submissions on the topics of federal courts management, federal appellate procedure, and alternative dispute resolution will also be acceptable. However, papers that deal primarily with criminal procedure will not be acceptable.

Sponsor's Web Site

LexisNexis

$2,000 and 4-volume set of Moore's Federal Rules Pamphlets, plus

$1,000 to winning entrant's law review or journal

06/03/2013

For 2013 submissions to the Judge John R. Brown Award for Excellence in Legal Writing, there is no page limit or restriction on the topic except that the writing must be on a legal subject.  In order to be considered, 4 copies of a current legal writing must be submitted with a letter of recommendation by a law school faculty member or legal professional other than the author of the paper.  Only one paper may be sponsored by any faculty member or legal professional, and only one paper may be submitted on behalf of any student. 

Sponsor's Web Site

Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation

$10,000

06/07/2013

Submissions to the Smith-Babcock-Williams Student Writing Competition may be on a question of significance in either city planning or associated areas of law (e.g., land use, local government, or environmental law).

Sponsor's Web Site

Planning & Law Division of the American Planning Association

1st: $2,500

2nd: $500

3rd: $250

06/07/2013

Submissions to the James Boskey Dispute Resolution Essay Competition may address any aspect of dispute resolution practice, theory, or research.

Sponsor's Web Site

ABA Section of Dispute Resolution

$1,000

06/15/2013

Robert C. Watson Competition submissions shall address the protection of intellectual property.  Submission of 20 copies is required.

Sponsor's Web Site

American Intellectual Property Law Association

$2,000

06/30/2013

Entries may address any environmental law topic of current interest to Michigan practitioners. 

Sponsor's Web Site

State Bar of Michigan Environmental Law Section

1st: $2,000

2nd: $1,000

3rd: $500

06/30/2013

The subject matter must address one or more legal issues within any of the various contexts of education, including public and private K-12 schools and institutions of higher education, especially current and emerging issues in elementary and secondary public education.

Sponsor's Web Site

Education Law Association

Publication

07/01/2013

Submissions to the Warren E. Burger Prize should be an  original, unpublished essay of 10,000-25,000 words on a topic of your choice addressing the issues of excellence in legal skills, civility, ethics, and professionalism.

Sponsor's Web Site

American Inns of Court

$5,000

09/01/2013

The candidate must be a Ph.D. student or starting researcher.  The article may be written in Dutch, English, German, or French on a subject which falls within the material scope encompassed by the objectives of the Ius Commune Research School. 

Sponsor's Web Site

Ius Commune Research School

€1,250

09/01/2013

Submissions to the James E. Beckley Securities Arbitration and Law Writing Competition may address any aspect of Securities law; Securities arbitration; The Federal Arbitration Act, Title 9, US Code, Section 1-14; or FINRA Code of Arbitration, effective April 16, 2007 and any changes or proposed changes to that Code. 

Sponsor's Web Site

Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association

1st: $1,000

2nd: $750

3rd: $500

09/20/2013

The topic for submissions to the 2013 National Security Law Writing Competition is Nuclear Issues and National Security Law: student analysis of a timely issue at the intersection of law and national security.

Sponsor's Web Site

ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security

$500

10/01/2013

For the 2013 competition, submissions must address the following topic: What changes should be made to the civil discovery rules to better facilitate the just, speedy, and inexpensive resolution of matters?

Sponsor's Web Site

Redgrave LLP and Dish Network LLC

1st: $3500

10/18/2013

Students should succinctly explain their vision to benefit the public interest in the context of a suggested new or improved regulatory instrument or approach in a field of their choice. The student should then describe in detail the specific regulatory instrument or approach that would be used and how it would be implemented according to his/her vision in the selected field.

The regulatory instrument or approach should be based on lessons from at least four case-studies. At least two case studies must be used from Global-Regulation database and at least two case-studies must be found from some other source. Students are encouraged to use lessons from different fields, industries, or jurisdictions.
 

Sponsor's Web Site

Global-Regulation

$1,000

11/01/2013

Eligible entries will address a topic on consumer financial services.  Topics that are predominantly securities regulation, insurance, or the safety-and-soundness aspects of banking regulation are not eligible.  However, works on subjects within these (or other) areas will be considered, if they bear directly on consumer financial services.

Sponsor's Web Site

American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers

1st: $2,500

2nd: $2,000

3rd: $1,000

12/02/2013

Canadian military and security, irregular warfare, geopolitical issues, intelligence, military history, joint operations, nuclear proliferation, human security, environmental security, strategic thought, emerging threats and terrorism.

Sponsor's Web Site

University of Calgary, Centre for Military and Strategic Studies

0

0

0

12/02/2013

This year marks the 80th Anniversary of 21st Amendment.  Has it achieved its intended purpose?

Sponsor's Web Site

Center for Alcohol Policy

$5,000

$2,500

$1,000

12/05/2013

The CAP Essay Contest is intended to foster debate, analysis and examination of state alcohol regulation and its implications for citizens across the United States. The prompt for this year's contest is "This year marks the 80th anniversary of the 21st ammendment. Has it achieved its intended purpose?"

Sponsor's Web Site

Center for Alcohol Policy

1st: $5000

2nd: $2500

3rd: $1000

12/05/2013

Phanor J. Eder J.D. Prize in Comparative Law.  Submissions will be accepted on any subject in public or private comparative law from students currently enrolled in a J.D. or LL.B program, who will not have recevied their degrees as of April 1, 2014.

Prize awarded for the best paper submitted by an LL.B. or J.D. student.  One or more honorable mentions will also be awarded.  Winner(s) will receive a modest stipend to enable the author(s) to present their papers at the Annual Conference.

 

Sponsor's Web Site

American Society of Comparative Law, Younger Comparativists Committee

0

0

0

12/31/2013

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted into law in 2010 attempts to improve the access of Americans to improved quality health care, while controlling the nation's escalating health care expenditures.  As the ACA gets further implemented in 2014, discuss opportunities and challenges this law presents for constructive, innovative collaboration between the legal and medical professions in contributing to the quest for a more affordable and accessible high quality health care system.

Sponsor's Web Site

Florida State University Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law

$250 - Law Student

$250 - Medical Student or Resident

01/02/2014

This contest is open to J.D. students currently enrolled.  LL.M. students are not eligible. Authors must research and identify a compelling legal issue confronting the music industry and propose a solution.

All Winners receive a free trip to the GRAMMY Awards show.

Sponsor's Web Site

The GRAMMY Foundation and the ABA Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries

1st: $5,000 + publication

4 runners-up:

$1,500 each + publication

01/04/2014

Entry topics should focus on a cutting-edge legal issue affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender communities.

Sponsor's Web Site

Charles R. Williams Project on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy at the UCLA School of Law.

1st: $1000

01/17/2014

Papers on any topic relating to the law governing the workplace, such as employment law, labor law, employee benefits, or employment discrimination.

Entries must be the law student author's own work and must not be submitted for publication elsewhere.  Authors must have completed or be currently taking course work in employment or labor law and must be enrolled in an accredited law school during the Fall 2013 semester.  Only the first two submissions per law school will be accepted as entries for consideration.

Sponsor's Web Site

Jackson Lewis Law Firm and IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law Institute for Law and the Workplace

$3,000 + publication

$1,000 + publication

$1,000 + publication

01/21/2014

Law students currently enrolled or graduating can write eligible articles of general interest to the antitrust law community, including: Civil and Criminal Antitrust Law, Competition Policy, Consumer Protection, and International CompetitionLaw.

Winner will receive an invitation to the Antitrust Section's Spring Meeeting (March26-28, 2014) in Washington, DC, with expenses paid by ABA.

Sponsor's Web Site

ABA Antitrust Law Section

$2000

01/31/2014

Papers will be accepted on any issue concrning American Indian law or indigenous peoples.  However, topics recently published in the American Indian Law Review will not be favored.

Sponsor's Web Site

American Indian Law Review

1st: $1,000 and publication

2nd: $500

3rd: $250

01/31/2014

Open to J.D. and LL.M. students currently enrolled in a U.S. law school.  Students must submit an original essay on a topic of his/her choice which addresses some aspect of the law of capital markets, including securities, commodities, futures, options, derivatives and related issues.

 

Sponsor's Web Site

The John Marshall Law School Center for International Law

$3,000 + publication

$1,500 + publication

$500 + publication

02/14/2014

The Competition seeks submissions of student-written academic papers focused on the topic of international humanitarian law and its intersection with emerging technologies (i.e., cyber warfare, nanotechnologies, autonomous systems, drones, etc.)

Sponsor's Web Site

American Society of International Law, Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian law, Washington College of Law

One-Year ASIL Student Membership & Presentation of Paper

N/A

N/A

02/16/2014

The contest encourages original and innovative research and writing in the area of legal malpractice law, professional liability insurance and loss prevention.

Winner will receive expense-paid trip to Spring 2014 National Legal Malpractice Conference in Boston, MA, April 30 - May 2, 2014.

Sponsor's Web Site

ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability

$5,000

02/21/2014

The competition is open to student enrolled in a J.D. or LL.M. program (day or evening).  The subject matter must be directed to one of the traditional subject areas of intellectual property, i.e. patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, unfair trade practices and antitrust.

Sponsor's Web Site

The New York Intellectual Property Law Association

$1,500

$1,000

N/A

03/07/2014

The subject matter of the paper may be on any area of the law relating to Native Americans or other indigenous peoples.

Sponsor's Web Site

The Supreme Court of Oklahoma and the Sovereignty Symposium, Inc.

$750 and publication

$500

$250

03/31/2014

Entrants should submit a paper on an issue concerning women's rights or the status of women in the law.  The most recent winning paper was "Prosecutorial Indiscretion: District Attorneys' Misuse of Alabama's Chemical Endangerment Law to Criminalize Pregnant Women's Substance Abuse," written by Amy Kokot,Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.  Please view paper at www.nawl.org.

 

Sponsor's Web Site

National Association of Women Lawyers

$500

N/A

N/A

05/01/2014

Papers on any issue concerning Native American law.

Sponsor's Web Site

The Sovereignty Symposium

$1,500

$1,000

$750

05/01/2014

Entries may address any aspect of public or private sector labor and/or employment law relevant to the American labor and employment bar.  Students are encouraged to discuss 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.  Articles may address U.S. law, international law of relevance to U.S. labor and employment attorneys, or how a legal topic is treated in states across the country, but papers limited to the law of a single state will not be considered. 

Sponsor's Web Site

College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law

$1,500 + publication

$1,000

$500 + publication

05/15/2014

Authors must be either currently enrolled in a B.C.L., LL.B., J.D., LL.M., D.C.L. or Ph.D. program (or their local equivalents).  Those who are no longer in school must have taken their most recent degree within the last three yeaers, or have been admitted to the bar (or the local equivalent) for no more than three years (whichever is later).  The essay (1) must relate to commercial or investment arbitration, (2) must be unpublished (not yet submitted for publication) as of May 15, (3) must be a maximum of 15,000 words (including footnotes), (4) can be written in English or in French, and (5) must be in MS Word format.

 

Sponsor's Web Site

McGill University

$4,000

$2,000

$1,000

05/15/2014

Entries must be submitted in the English language on a subject of practical concern to lawyers engaged in the defense or management of the defense of civil litigation, such as relevant aspects of tort law, insurance law, civil procedure, evidence, damages, alternative dispute resolution procedures, and professional ethics. 

Sponsor's Web Site

International Association of Defense Counsel

$2,000

$1,000

$500

05/16/2014

An in-depth analysis of a current issue relevant to customs and international trade law.

Sponsor's Web Site

The Customs and International Trade Bar Association and Brooklyn Law School

$1000.00

$500.00

05/23/2014

Submitted papers must focus primarily upon technical or policy-oriented tax issues relating to any type of existing or proposed U.S. federal or state tax or U.S. federal or state taxation system (including topics relating to tax practice ethical and professional responsibility matters).

Sponsor's Web Site

The Theodore Tannenwald, Jr. Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship and The Americal College of Tax Counsel

$5,000

$2,500

$1,500

07/01/2014

Seeking general submissions pertaining to all areas of sustainable development law and policy.  Email submissions to jsdlp.law@mcgill.ca by 18 July 2014 (for tentative December 2014 publication) and 10 January 2015 (for tentative May 2014 publication).

Sponsor's Web Site

The McGill International Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy (JSDLP)

0

0

0

07/18/2014

The submission may address any aspect of Securities law; Securities arbitration; The Federal Arbitration Act, Title 9, U.S. Code, Section 1-14; or FINRA Code of Arbitration, effective April 16, 2007, and any changes or proposed changes to that Code.

Sponsor's Web Site

PIABA Foundation

$1,000

$750

$500

09/19/2014

The topic for this year's contest is:  "As states contemplate the legalization of prohibited products, like marijuana, what are some lessons policymakers and regulators can learn from the movement to end alcohol prohibition in the 1930s?"

Sponsor's Web Site

Center for Alcohol Policy

$5000

$2500

$1000

11/17/2014

Awards to be presented for (a) the best book, (b) the best publishable article, book chapter, or substantial book review, (c) the best student note or comment, on a topic dealing with consumer financial services law.  Eligible entries will address a topic on consumer financial services, but not securities regulation, insurance or the safety-and-soundness aspects of banking regulation.  Works on subjects within these (or other) areas, however, will be considered, if they bear directly on consumer financial services.  Awards include cash payments, a Certificate of Recognition from the College, and travel expenses to attend the Spring 2015 meeting of the College.  In any given year, depending on submissions, all three awards, or fewer, may be made.

Sponsor's Web Site

American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers

$2500

$2000

$1000

12/01/2014

J.D. Students - You love the law, but your friends think it's boring.  Show them that legal topics can be interesting and even entertaining, while still providing substantive legal insights.  To participate, submit a 1,000- to 2,500-word blog-style article on the use of expert witnesses in litigation.  To win, your article not only has to be logically rigorous and substantive, it also needs to be engaging, entertaining and eye-catching.  Ideally, lay people should be able to understand and enjoy the article, while lawyers should find it useful and insightful.

Sponsor's Web Site

The Expert Institute

$500 + blog publication

$200 + blog publication

Blog publication

12/31/2014

Awards for outstanding original papers submitted by a law student and a medical student or medical resident in response to the 2015 Contest Question:  There is a growing consensus that the U.S. health care system is frequently characterized by the excessive and unnecessary provision of medical services.  One of the impediments to rationalizing medical practice to reduce tests, procedures, and treatments that are not clinically indicated and appropriate for particular patients is the perception by practicing health care professionals that the prevalent and often overused tests, procedures, and treatments are compelled by the current American legal system, and that health care professionals' effotrts to reduce the current waste and inefficiency will result in their expanded exposure to malpractice litigation and liability.  Discuss the ways in which the medical and legal professions may work together collaboratively to address the problem of excessive, unnecessary, wasteful, and inefficient provision of medical services in the U.S.

Sponsor's Web Site

Florida State University Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law

$250 - Law Student; $250 - Medical Student or Resident

01/02/2015

The competition is designed to encourage outstanding student scholarship at the intersection of law and medicine or law and the social sciences that promotes an understaningd, furthers the development of legal rights and protections, and improves the lives of those with disabilities.  Submitted papers may be on any topic 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.

Sponsor's Web Site

Thomas Jefferson School of Law

$1500

$1000 (2 winners)

01/15/2015

1. In Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Council, 505 U.S. 1003 (1992), the Supreme Court held that a land use restriction that eliminates all economically beneficial use of property effects a taking for which the owner is entitled to just compensation.  But it held that compensation is not required when the restriction "inhere[s] in the title itself ... [as part of] background principles of the State's law of property and nuisance."  What are, or should be, the limits on the power of courts to interpret these background principles?

2. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 imposes liability for discrimination if the plaintiff proves that the defendant employs policies thaty have a "disparate impact" on members of a minority group.  Is "disparate impact" a proper test for determining that a defendant has engaged in illegal discrimination -- or does imposing such liability itself violate the constitutional right to equal protection?

3.  In the past, environmental regulations focused primarily on local pollution concerns -- for example, on protecting species in a particular location or preventing pollution of rivers and streams.  But the focus of the environmental debate is increasingly shifting to global warming, a phenomenon that would affect the planet as a whole rather than a particular locale.  In this new context, how should the government balance environmental protection against consitutional protections and property rights?

Sponsor's Web Site

Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) Program for Judicial Awareness

$3000

$2000

$1000

01/16/2015

Judges will consider papers on any topic relating to the law governing the workplace, such as employment law, labor law, employee benefits, or employment discrimination.  Entries must be the law student author's own work and must not be submitted for publication elsewhere.  Authors must have completed or be currently taking course work in employment or labor law and must be enrolled in an accredited law school during the Fall 2014 semester.  Only the first two submissions per law school will be accepted as entries for consideration.

Sponsor's Web Site

Jackson Lewis LLP/IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law Institute for Law and the Workplace

$1000 & publication

$1000 & publication

$1000 & publication

01/20/2015

Papers will be accepted on any issue concerning American Indian Law or indigenous peoples.  However, topics recently published in the American Indian Law Review will not be favored.

Sponsor's Web Site

University of Oklahoma College of Law

$1000

$500

$250

01/30/2015

The Human Rights Essay Award is an annual competition sponsored by the Academy and seeks to stimulate the production of scholarly work in international human rights law.  Participants have the flexibility to choose any subject related to the assigned topic:  Transitional Justice, International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law.  The essay has to be a legal article.

The Academy will grant two awards:  one for the best article in English and one for the best article in Spanish.

Sponsor's Web Site

American University, Washington College of Law, Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

Full scholarship to Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, 5/26-6/12/15, and possible publication in the American University International Law Review.

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02/01/2015

Papers should provide an in-depth analysis of one of the two following topics: 

1.  Beginning March 2015, retailers in the City of Chicago may offer for sale only those dogs, cats or rabbits that the retailer has obtained from animal control centers, animal care facilities, government-operated shelters, humane societies or rescue organizations.  Provde a constitutional analysis of the ordinance (Section 4-384-015, Municipal  Code of Chicago).

OR

2.  Los Angeles County has adopted an ordinance requiring all cats and dogs to be spayed or neutered after a certain age, with a few specific exemptions allowed.  Provide a constitutional analysis of the ordinance (Section 10.08.155, Los Angeles County Code).

These topics were chosen for their timeliness and potential for development of a scholarly constitutional analysis.

 

Sponsor's Web Site

The American Veterinary Medical Association, American Kennel Club, Cat Fanciers' Association and Animal Health Institute

$2500

$1000

N/A

02/15/2015

The article must have a publication date of the previous year, even if it actually printed at a later date.  The article may have appeared in any publication printed at your law school, including law reviews and journals, and may be a note, a comment, or an article.

The subject of the article can be devoted to any legal topic. 

The length of the article is not limited.

Only one article may be submitted on behalf of a law school.

Only deans or their designees may nominate an applicant.

At least one author or coauthor must have been enrolled in the calendar year when the article was published.

Coauthors are permitted.  Please provide the name, address, telephone number, fax and email of each contributing author,

The completed nomination form, together with a copy of the article, should be submitted online at www.burtonawards.com.  If mailed, the nomination form must still be filled out online and two hard copies must be sent.

Please note:  A 150-word narrative biographical summary, written in the third person, and a high resolution photo of each nominee must be submitted to academiccommittee@burtonawards.com at the time of the application.

www.burtonawards.com

 

 

Sponsor's Web Site

The Burton Awards

Recognition at Awards Ceremony

N/A

N/A

03/20/2015

The DISH "Best in Class" eDiscovery Legal Research and Writing Competition encourages law students to develop a thorough understanding of the evolution and practice of Information Governance and Discovery in civil litigation. The competition is the only one of its kind designed to challenge law students to explore the evolving issues of document management, electronically stored information, and ever-expanding technology, along with their application to the law.

For the 2015 competition, submissions must address the following topic:  Courts are increasingly expecting "transparency" and "cooperation" among counsel during the discovery phase in civil litigation, although we still expect lawyers to be advocates who are bound by strict confidentiality parameters regarding the secrecy of client confidences and work product protected by privilege.  Identify the issues that you see impacted by these competing policy interests and provide your analysis and suggestions on how lawyers should navigate the civil discovery process to address these concerns.  The judges are looking for creativity and support for arguments, as well as excellent writing and reasoning.

Sponsor's Web Site

DISH Network L.L.C., in conjunction with Redgrave LLP

$3500

n/a

n/a

04/13/2015

Any legal ethics topic.

Sponsor's Web Site

Notre Dame Law School

$2,500

n/a

n/a

04/24/2015

Entrants should submit an essay, article or comment on an issue concerning Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code.

 

National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees

$1000 & publication

N/A

N/A

04/30/2015

Entries may address any aspect of public or private sector labor and/or employment law relevant to the American labor and employment bar.  Students are encouraged to discuss 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.  Articles may address U.S. law, international law of relevance to U.S. labor and employment attorneys, or how a legal topic is treated in states across the country, but papers limited to the law of a single state will not be considered.  Papers must be analytical in nature, not merely a summary of the law.  Students must present and discuss competing points of view with sound logic and reference to multiple sources.

Sponsor's Web Site

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and The American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law

$1500 and publication

$1000

$500

05/15/2015

A scholarly writing competition that honors an outstanding article or book on a topic exploring the tension between civil liberties and national security in contemporary American society.

Sponsor's Web Site

IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law

$10,000

n/a

n/a

07/01/2015

Open to J.D., L.L.M. and S.J.D. students, enrolled full or part-time in a U.S. law school.  Each submitted paper must be sponsored by a law school professor.  Submitted papers must focus prinmarily upon technical or policy-oriented tax issues related to any type of existing or proposed U.S. federal or state tax or U.S. federal or state taxation system (including topics relating to tax practice ethical and professional responsibility matters).  

 

Sponsor's Web Site

The Theodore Tannenwald, Jr. Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship

$5000

$2500

$1500

07/01/2015

Law students (which include J.D., L.L.M., Ph.D., and S.J.D. candidates) are invited to submit to the Committee on Animals and the Law an article concerning any area of Animal Law.  This competition seeks to foster legal scholarship among law studeents in the area of animals and the law.  All submissions will be reviewed by a panel of attorneys and other professionals practicing or otherwise involved in animal law.

Sponsor's Web Site

New York State Bar Association Committee on Animals and the Law

$1,000 + certificate of achievement

$500 + certificate of achievement

n/a

07/31/2015

Any topic in litigation involving expert witnesses.  To win, article not only has to be logically rigorous and substantive, it also needs to be engaging, entertaining, and eye-catching.  Ideally, lay people should be able to understand and enjoy the article, while lawyers should fine it useful and insightful.

 

Sponsor's Web Site

The Expert Institute

$1,000

Blog publication

Blog publication

12/31/2015

The ELI Writing Competition invites students to write a maximum 3,000-word paper with a proposed solution on a compelling legal topic facing the music industry today. 

Sponsor's Web Site

The Grammy Foundation and The American Bar Association

$5000

$1500 (four 2nd place winners)

01/06/2016

The Amiercan Constitution Society (ACS) and the University of Pennsylvania Law School ACS Chapter host an annual national student writing competition in honor of Constance Baker Motley's legacy.  ACS welcomes all student papers furthering and promoting a progressive vision of the Constitution, law, and public policy.  Entrants are encouraged to view this topic broadly, and ACS welcomes submissions in a variety of substantive areas.  Examples of possible topics include:  civil legal aid, civil liberties, consumer rights, criminal justice, disability rights, education, freedom of speech, immigration, indigent defense, human rights, money in politics (including judicial elections), labor law, LGBT rights, privacy, protection of health, safety and the environment, racial equality, religion, Second Amendment and guns, separation of powers and federalism, women's reproductive rights and reproductive freedom, and voting and political process.

Sponsor's Web Site

American Constitution Society (ACS) and the University of Pennsylvania Law School ACS Chapter

$3,000 + publication

$1,000

$1,000

02/12/2016

Seeking papers on race and the law.  The winning essay will be featured in MCRP's Spring issue, along with commentary written by legal professionals.  Anonymous judging.

Sponsor's Web Site

Georgetown Journal of Law and Modern Critical Race Perspectives

Publication in MCRP's Spring Issue

n/a

n/a

02/14/2016

ABI invites papers on current issues regarding bankruptcy jurisdiction, bankruptcy litigation, or evidence in bankruptcy cases or proceedings.  The paper may address business or consumer cases and may incldue matters such as bankruptcy sales, plan confirmation and other topics that involve jurisdiction, litigation or evidence in the bankruptcy courts. 

Sponsor's Web Site

American Bankruptcy Institute

$2,000 + publication

$1,250 + publicationo

$750 + publication

03/01/2016

The  Assignment:  Essay Hypothetical

The 2016 Contest Essay Hypothetical involves liability issues arising from the breach of a law firm's computer network and the subsequent leaking of a client's confidential information. 

Go to http://ambar.org/LPLEssayContest for the full text of the hypothetical.

 

Sponsor's Web Site

ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Liability and Long & Levit LLP

$5,000

n/a

n/a

03/04/2016

Open to students currently enrolled in law or graduate degree programs in all disciplines.  The topic can be any contemporary international business or economic concern.

Sponsor's Web Site

Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems and University of Iowa College of Law and Comparative Law Program

Publication

n/a

n/a

03/04/2016

Discuss any aspect of dispute resolution or dispute prevention practice, theory or research related to environmental, energy, or natural resource conflicts or should critique or analyze the dispute resolution process used in a particular case. Submissions may advocate a position, educate the reader, or analyze one or more cases.

Sponsor's Web Site

American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources

$1,000

$750

$500

04/01/2016

Any topic addressing developments or trends in U.S. environmental law with a significant constitutiona, "federalism," or other cross-cutting component.  (See list of sample topics on website.)

Sponsor's Web Site

Environmental Law Institute (ELI) and The National Association of Environmental Law Societies (NAELS)

$2,000

n/a

n/a

04/04/2016

For the 2016 competition, submission must address the following topic:  The exponential growth of electronically stored information has in large part resulted in increased costs and burdens on parties involved in litigation, delays in litigation due to gamesmanship in discovery divorced from the merits of an action, and severe sanctions for unintentional discovery failulres.  The Rules, as amended in December 2015, are intended to reshape these aspects of civil discovery and other issues impacting "the just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of every action."  (Fed. R. Civ. P. 1)  Identify and fully explain which new Rule you believe will have the greatest impact on the civil discovery process and to what extent, if any, the Rule identified impacts a corporate party's information management practies or policies.  The contest judges are looking for creativity and support of arguments as well as excellent writing and reasoning.

 


Sponsor's Web Site

DISH Network LLC and Redgrave LLP

$2,500

$1,000

n/a

04/11/2016

NOTE:  REQUEST ENTRY NUMBER BY 4/15/2016.  ESSAYS DUE 4/29/16.  The subject may be any aspect of family law. The primary focus of each essay should be an issue of law, although some interdisciplinary material may be useful in addressing a legal issue. Family law includes dissolution of marriage and other intimate relationships, relationships of persons of the same sex, parentage, custody, child support, division of property, alimony (maintenance), attorney's fees, adoption, dependency, termination of parental rights, rights pertaining to procreation, and alternative dispute resolution of Family Law issues. Family Law generally does not include Juvenile Justice, Probate, Labor, Immigration Law, and sociology topics unless those topics are related to more traditional Family Law subjects. Since winning entries may be published in Family Law Quarterly, entrants are encouraged to write on subjects of national interest. Essays on such subjects usually include citations to the law of several jurisdictions. However, if the law in one state reflects a significant development or trend, that too could be an appropriate subject for an entry.

 

Sponsor's Web Site

ABA Section of Family Law

$1,500

$750

$350

04/15/2016

Entries should concern any issue within the general category of legal ethics.  Entries must be original, unpublished work.

Sponsor's Web Site

Notre Dame Law School

$2,500

n/a

n/a

04/29/2016

The Nappert Competition is open to all students, juniior scholars and junior practitioners.  Those who are no longer in school must have taken their most recent degree within the last three years or have been admitted to the bar (or the local equivalent) for no more than three years (whichever is later).

The essay must relate to commercial or investment arbitration and must be unpublished (not yet submitted for publication) as of April 30.

Sponsor's Web Site

McGill University

$4,000

$2,000

$1,000

04/30/2016

Entrants should submit an essay, article, or comment on an issue concerning Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code.

Sponsor's Web Site

National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees

$1,000 + publication

n/a

n/a

04/30/2016

NOTE:  The competition is open to currently enrolled students of ABA-accredited law schools who are also members of the ABA Section of Administrative Law & Practice.  The entry must discuss any topic relating to administrative law.

Sponsor's Web Site

ABA Section of Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice

$5,000

n/a

n/a

05/01/2016

Entrants should submit a paper on an issue concerning women's rights or the status of women in the law.  Essays will be accepted from students enrolled at any law school during the 2015-16 school year.  The essays must be the law student author's own work and must not have been submitted for publication elsewhere.  Papers written by students for coursework or independent study during the summer, fall or spring semesters ARE eligible for submission.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, students may incorporate professorial feedback as part of a course requirement or supervised writing project.

Sponsor's Web Site

National Association of Women Lawyers

$500

n/a

n/a

05/01/2016

Over the last few years, police departments across the country have come under fire for what critics have called incidents involving disproportionate, if not outright lethal, uses of force on nonviolent individuals.  Prompted by myriad civil rights concerns, these incidents have sparked widespread public calls for accountability.  One mechanism for accountability has been civil liabililty . . ., under which plaintiffs may sue police officers for depriving them of their right to be free from excessive force, a right guaranteed by the Fourth Amendment.  Under longstanding Supreme Court precedent . . . plaintiff may obtain recovery from a police officer for violations of the Fourth Amendment only if he or she shows that the policy officer is not entitled to qualified immunity . . . .  How would the events of the last few years be treated under the qualified immunity framework?  In light of these events, consider whether the current standards for qualified immunity strike the blance between protecting the Fourth Amendment rights of those subjected to excessive force and giving law enforcement officers the leeway to properly perform their jobs.  If so, respond to the critics, explaining why current standards strike the proper balance.  If not, propose an alternative, and explain why it would strike a better balance than the standard currently in place.

Sponsor's Web Site

ABA Criminal Justice Section

$2,000

n/a

n/a

05/20/2016

Entries should demonstrate original thought on a question of legal and/or policy significance relating to the topic of the role public lands and policy.  The topic is not confined to any particular type of public lands issue.  Essays should conform to the theme of the competition.  Submissions may advocate a position, educate the reader, or analyze one or more cases. The decision of whether a particular essay qualifies as to subject matter is entirely within the discretion of the Section.

Sponsor's Web Site

ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources

$1,000

$750

$500

05/20/2016

Entries should demonstrate original thought on a question of legal and/or policy significance on any issue related to energy law.  Essays should conform to the theme of the competition.  Submissions may advocate a position, educate the reader, or analyze one or more cases.  The decision of whether a particular essay qualifies as to subject matter is entirely within the discretion of the Section.

 

Sponsor's Web Site

ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources

$1,000

$750

$500

05/20/2016

Entries must be the original work of a single author, not previously published.  Entries must be submitted in the English language on a subject of practical concern to lawyers engaged in the defense or management of the defense of civil litigation, such as relevant aspects of tort law, insurance law, civil procedure, evidence, damages, alternative dispute resolution procedures, and professional ethics.  Unusual subjects ar desirable if of sufficuent widespread interest beyond the borders of any state or province.  While entrants are free to take positions on issues, their articles should be expository in nature, and an author's ability to make a thoughtful and balanced presentation will be considered.

Sponsor's Web Site

International Association of Defense Counsel

$2,000 + plaque

$1,000 + plaque

$500 + plaque

05/20/2016

Legal issues affecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or intersex community.

Sponsor's Web Site

National LGBT Bar Association

$1,000 + publication + conference registration and hotel costs

Registration for Lavender Law Conference & Career Fair

Registration for Lavender Law Conference & Career Fair

05/20/2016

Articles must relate to an intellectual property law issue or the practice of intellectual property law.  Preference will be given to topics demonstrating particular relevance to contemporary events, addressing unsettled issues of law, or presenting novel and unique perspectives.

Sponsor's Web Site

Virginia State Bar Intellectual Property Law Section

$5,000 + publication

$2,500 (potential prize for runner-up)

n/a

05/20/2016

Entries should demonstrate original thought on a question of legal and/or policy significance relating to any issue related to species conservation law, including endangered and threatened species, biodiversity, habitat conservation, and similar themes.  Essays should conform to the theme of the competition.  Submissions may advocate a position, educate the reader, or analyze one or more cases. The decision of whether a particular essay qualifies as to subject matter is entirely within the discretion of the Section.

Sponsor's Web Site

ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources

$1,000

$750

$500

05/31/2016

Submission must address a legal topic of importance to the Asian Pacific American community.  Must be a current student in law school or have graduated no earlier than Spring 2016.  May submit more than one piece for consideration.  Do not submit any manuscript that has been published previously or that is submitted concurrently for publication elsewhere.

 

Sponsor's Web Site

Asian Pacific American Bar Association Educational Fund (AEF)

$1,500 + publication

n/a

n/a

06/01/2016

Entries should demonstrate original thought on a question of significance in either city planning or associated areas of law (e.g., land use, local government or environmental law) and will be evaluated based on:  (1) originality; (2) contribution to the understanding or development of the fields of planning and law; (3) quality of scholarship; and (4) quality and organization of writing.

The competition is open to law students at ABA accredited law schools and planning students at schools listed in the current Guide to Undergraduate and Graduate Education in Urban and Regional Planning who are enrolled in or who will complete a program of study leading to the J.D., LL.B., Master's or Ph.D. degree during the 2015-2016 academic year.

Entries may have been written for another purpose within the last year -- e.g., a paper submitted for a course or internship -- but must not have been previously published.

 

Sponsor's Web Site

American Planning Association, Planning & Law Division

$2,000 + publication

$400

$100

06/03/2016

Paper topics are limited to FDA and other regulated agency law.  Topical focus should be on FDA regulated industries:  food, drugs, animal drugs, biologics, cosmetics, diagnostics, dietary supplements, medical devices, and tobacco. 

Complete guidelines at fdli.org/austern.

Sponsor's Web Site

Food and Drug Law Institute

$5,000

$3,000

$2,000

06/10/2016

Entries should address aspects of public or private sector labor and/or employment law relevant to the American labor and employment bar.  Students are encouraged to discuss 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.  Articles may address U.S. law, international law of relevance to U.S. labor and employment attorneys, or how a legal topic is treated in states across the country.  Papers limited to the law of a single state will not be considered.  Papers must be analytical in nature, not merely a summary of the law.  Students must present and discuss competing points of vew with respect to the issue addressed and must distinguish their conclusions from opposing positions with sound logic and reference to multiple primary and secondary sources.  Students are discouraged from writing articles about a recent Supreme Court decision or a case pending before the Supreme Court unless the article focuses upon case law or statutory developments subsequent to the Supreme Court's decisions.

Sponsor's Web Site

College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law

$3,000

$1,000

$500

06/15/2016

Papers may address any aspect of cultural heritage law relating to art, terrestrial and submerged cultural property, historic preservation, indigenous peoples, and intangible cultural heritage, but not intellectual property or family law issues, except as they relate to material cultural heritage.  Papers must have been written between June 30, 2015 and June 27, 2016.  Papers that have been published or accepted for publication are eligible for consideration as long as the other eligibility and formatting requirements are satisfied.

 

Sponsor's Web Site

Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation

$1,000

$500 at sponsor's discretion

n/a

06/27/2016

Open to law students in good standing, currently attending an ABA-accredited law school within the United States and its possessions, and who are U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents.  All entrants must be members of the ABA Law Student Division at the time of submitting the entry.

All submissions must be the original work of the entrant, must have been written on or after June 1, 2016, and must not have been previously published in any media.

Papers should address a current topic of general interest in a legal area covered by the Section.  The Section is organized into industry committees and practice committees that relate to areas of legal specialty (e.g., antitrust, labor, taxation and accounting) as they apply to those industries.  Entrants are encouraged to write on subjects of national interest.

 

Sponsor's Web Site

ABA Section of Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law

$2,500 + free membership in the Section for one year after admission to the bar + airfare and hotel to attend the Section's Fall Council Group Meeting

n/a

n/a

06/30/2016

Open to any law school student in good standing, over the age of 18, who is currently attending an ABA-accredited law school within the United States and its possessions, and who is a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States. 

To enter, submit an essay on a current topic dealing with real property, trust and estate law.  "Real property, trust and estate law" is a broad category containing numerous practice disciplines.  Without attempting to define the area precisely, the subject is intended to include matters within law school curricula in courses entitled:  Property; Estate and Gift Tax; Wills and Decedents' Estates; Real Estate Development; Environmental Law; Land Use Planning; Federal Taxation; Real Estate Finance; Securied Transactions; Debtors and Creditors; Employee Benefit Plans; Planning, Drafting and Negotiating Commercial Transactions; Taxation and Regulation of Non-Profit Organizations; Business Succession Planning; Life Insurance and Other Insurance Products; Trusts and Trust Law; Wealth Management; Fiduciary Income Taxation; Estate Planning; and Probate and Estate Administration. 

Entrants are encouraged to write on subjects of national interest; entries that address principally the law of a single state will be considered but will rarely be recommended for publication.

Sponsor's Web Site

ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law

$2,500 + one-year membership in Section + expenses for attending the Fall Meeting

$1,500 + one-year membership in Section

$1,000 + one-year membership in Section

06/30/2016

Students are encouraged to submit articles on a subject relating to the protection of intellectual property.  Judges consider the merit of the article as a contribution to the knowledge respecting intellectual property and the extent to which it displays original and creative thought or information not previously written or published by an author.  The award is presented each October during the AIPLA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

Sponsor's Web Site

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Travel expenses to receive award at the AIPLA 2016 Annual Meeting

n/a

n/a

06/30/2016

Scholarly paper relating to the topic of domestic or international religious liberty, broadly or narrowly construed. To promote legal and academic studies in the field of religious liberty by law students and students pursuing related graduate studies.  Students who have graduated from law school but who are not yet practicing law due to clerkships or other similar pursuits are also invited to submit papers. 

In addition to 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes, there will be four $1,000 Honorable Mention cash awards.

Sponsor's Web Site

Brigham Young University, International Center for Law and Religion Studies, J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Mid-Atlantic Chapter, Washington, D.C.

$4,000

$3,000

$2,000

07/01/2016

The Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy  C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize is a scholarly writing competition that honors an outstanding article or book on a topic exploring the tension between civil liberties and national security in contemporary American society.  The article or  book must be in draft form or have been published within one year prior to the July 1, 2016, deadline.  As a condition of accepting the award, the winner will present his or her work at Chicago-Kent.  All reasonable expenses will be paid.

Sponsor's Web Site

Chicago-Kent College of Law

$10,000

n/a

n/a

07/01/2016

The submission must be written by a student currently enrolled (full-time or part-time) in an ABA-accredited law school.  Students expecting to receive their degrees in 2016 are eligibile for consideration.  No paper that has been previously published in any form shall be considered.  One submission per entrant.

Sponsor's Web Site

New York State Bar Association

$1,000

$500

n/a

07/01/2016

The goal of this competition is to promote interest in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and its distinctive role in American Jurisprudence and to encourage law student scholarship on current topics that lie within its jurisdiction.

Any law student in good standing currently enrolled at or graduated from an ABA acctredited law school during the 2015-2016 academic year may enter the competyition.  Students are permitted to use as their entries (i) paperps that they prepared specifically for the competition or (ii ) papers that they prepared for law schoolc courses and seminars during the 2015-2016 academic year.

See competition website (http://www.cfcbar.org/writing-competition) for further information.

Sponsor's Web Site

Court of Federal Claims Bar Association

$3,500

n/a

n/a

07/15/2016

Any law student currently enrolled in an accredited law school in the United States seeking a J.D. or LL.B. degree is eligible to submit a paper.  There is no page limitation or restriction on the topic except that the writing must be on a legal subject. The article must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from a law school faculty member or legal professional other than the author of the paper.  Only one paper may be submitted on behalf of any student and only one paper may be sponsored by any faculty member or legal professional. 

Sponsor's Web Site

The Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation

$10,000

n/a

n/a

08/19/2016

The submission may address any aspect of Securities Law; Securities Arbitration; The Federal Arbitration Act, Title 9, US Code, Section 1-14; or FINRA Code of Arbitration, effective April 16, 2007, and any changes or proposed changes to that Code.

The competition is open to all students who attend a law school in the United States.  Full-time students who are not law students but who write law-related papers as part of a course at an American law school are also eligible.

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The PIABA Foundation

$1,000 + publication

$750

$500

09/16/2016

Participants are invited to submit an original essay related to an aspect of federal theory or practice.  Given that the Baxter Family Competition on Federalism is being launched to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation of 1867, submissions that examine the past, present and future of Canadian federalism from comparative angles are particularly encouraged.  While essays can discuss any one of a wide range of topics related to federalism, the organizers are particularly interested in submissions centered on two particular aspects of the "federal phenomenon":  (1) The potential and challenges of federal constitutional design for complex multilingual, multicultural and multinational societies, including those with mixed legal systems and/or those seeking post-conflict reconciliation; (2) The institutions, mechanisms and constitutional principles that may enhance - or undermine - "good government" in federal systems.

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McGill University Faculty of Law

$5,000

$3,000

$1,000

09/30/2016

Submitted entries must focus primarily on one or more aspects of patent quality.  Examples of potential topics incude:  The Impact of Legislation, Changes to the Patent Examination Process for Improving the Quality of Issued Patents, Analysis of Proposed Methods of Measuring Patent Quality, and the Importance of Patent Quality for Supporting Innovation and Technological Development.

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The Patent Quality Initiative

$3,000

$1,500

n/a

11/07/2016

Law students (including J.D., LL.M., Ph.D. and S.J.D. candidates) are invited to submit an article concerning any area of public or private international law or practice.  Faculty members are ineligible to participate.  All submissions will be reviewd by a committee of attorneys practicing international law, and a winner will be chosen based on a variety of factors, including significance and timeliness of the subject matter, thoroughness of research and analysis, and clarity of writing style.

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International Section of the New York State Bar Association with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP

$2,000 + publication

n/a

n/a

11/11/2016

Any subject in the field of securities law.  Students must be enrolled in an accredited law school in the United States for the Fall 2016 semester.  Unpublished papers, papers published in any law journal or other publication during calendar year 2016, and papers scheduled for publication in 2016 or 2017 are eligible for submission.  Co-authored papers are not eligible.

 

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Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni

$5,000

$3,000

$2,000

11/12/2016

Awards to be presented for (a) the best book, (b) the best publishable article, book chapter, or substantial book review and/or (c) the best student note or comment on a topic dealing with consumer financial services law.  The awards include cash payments of $2,500, $2,000 and $1,000, respectively, a Certificate of Recognition from the College and travel expenses to attend the Spring 2017 meeting of the College.  In any given year, depending on submissions, all three awards, or fewer, may be made.

Eligible entries will address a topic on consumer financial services, but not securities regulation, insurance, or the safety-and-soundness aspects of banking regulation.  Works on subjects within these (or other) areas, however, will be considered if they bear directly on consumer financial services.

Entries must have been written or published between November 15, 2015, and December 1, 2016.

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American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers

$2,500

$2,000

$1,000

12/01/2016

The 21st Amendment repealed Prohibition and put control over alcohol regulation directly in the hands of the states.  Though each state's alcohol control policies are unique, they all include distinct regulations for different types of alcohol.  Why are various types of alcohol regulated in different ways?  Should they be?

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Center for Alcohol Policy

$2,500

$1,250

$550

12/02/2016

Students enrolled in any law school anywhere in the world as of December 2016 and seeking a first degree in law, such as a J.D., LL.B. or equivalent, are eligible to submit an article for consideration in the competition.  The general subject is any topic related to energy development.  This includes, for example, topics concerning oil and gas law, alternative energy resources, energy regulation, and environmental regulation of the energy industries.

The article can be any work prepared by the student while enrolled in law school and can include prior works prepared for a law journal or a law school course, so long as the submitted version complies with the submission guidelines.  The Hartrick Scholar Judging Committee will select one or more outstanding submissions that they deem worthy of recognition.

 

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The Institute for Energy Law orf The Center for American and International Law

$2,500

n/a

n/a

12/09/2016

Each Scholarship candidate must write an original paper on any legal issue of current interest in the area of entertainment, art or sports law.  The competition is open to both J.D. and LL.M. candidates attending eligible law schools.  Students may submit their papers to law journals or other school publications, simultaneously.  In addition, papers previously submitted and published in law journals or other school publications are also eligible for submission to the Scholarship Committee.  All papers should be submitted to Professor Sonya G. Bonneau, the designated faculty member for Georgetown Law.  The three (3) best papers will be forwarded to the Scholarship Committee.  The Scholarship Committee will then select the Scholarship recipient(s).  Payment of Scholarship funds will be made by EASL/BMI to the law school of the winner, to be credited against the winner's account.

 

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Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section of the New York State Bar Associatiion

$2,500 + publicationStudeetn

$2,500 possible second award

n/a

12/12/2016

Open to J.D. studernts  Award for the best legal blog post on any topic in litigation involving expert witnesses.  To win, the article has to be logically rigorous and substantive, as well as engaging and entertaining.  Ideally, lay people should be able to understand and enjoy the article, while lawyers should find it useful and insightful.

 

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The Expert Institute

$2,000 + Blog publication

Blog publication

Blog publication

12/31/2016

To be considered for the scholarship, you must submit a 1,000- to 2,500-word blog-style article on the use of expert witnesses in litigation.

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The Expert Institute

$1000 + publication

Blog publication

n/a

12/31/2016

The Center will present awards for outstanding original papers submitted by a law student and a medical student or medical resident in response to a quesiton pertaining to collaboration between the medical and legal professions.  The 2017 Contest Question is as follows:  There is a consensus that the U.S. health care system is frequently characterized by the excessive and unnecessary provision of medical services.  One of the impediments to rationalizing medical practice to reduce tests, procedures, and treatments that are not clinically indicated and appropriate for particular patients is the perception by practicing health care professionals that the prevalent and often overused tests, procedures, and treatments are compelled by the current American legal system, and that health care professionals' efforts to reduce the current waste and inefficiency will result in their expanded exposure to malpractice litigation and liability.  Discuss the ways in which the medical and legal professions may work together collatboratively to address the problem of excessive, unnecessary, wasteful, and inefficient provision o medical services in the U.S.

All authors must be enrolled, at the time of paper submission, in an accredited law school or medical school (M.D. or D.O.) or participating in an accredited medical residency program in the United States.  No paper that has been previously published in any form will be considered; however, papers written for course credit are allowed as long as they have not been published.  An applicant may submit a paper for publication consideration after the winner of this writing competition has been announced.

 

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Florida State University, Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law

$250

n/a

n/a

01/01/2017

Entrants must identify, research and write an essay with a proposed solution to a compelling legal issue confronting the music industry.  The contest is open to juris doctorate candidates currently enrolled at an ABA accredited law school.  LLM and any other advanced degree candidates are not eligible.  All essays must be original works specifically written for the ELI Writing Competition.  Previously published works are ineligible.  The submission of works previously written for academic purposes is acceptable, provided that the work is edited to meet the guidelines of the competition and is not identical to prior academic work.

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Grammy Foundation

$5,000

$1,500

$1,500 + 4th Prize $1,500

01/04/2017

The competition is open to currently enrolled law students, medical students, and doctoral candidates in related fields who attend an accredited graduate program of study in the U.S.  Submitted papers may be on any topic 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. 

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Thomas Jefferson School of Law

$1,500

Two - $1,000 each

n/a

01/15/2017

The competition is open to J.D. and LL.M. students.  Papers may address any traditional area of the law as applied to health care (e.g., antitrust, tax, corporate) or areas of law unique to health care (e.g., fraud and abuse, managed care, Medicare/Medicaid, clinical trials, telehealth/telemedicine). 

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Epstein Becker Green, P.C.

$4,000

$2,000

$500

01/27/2017

Papers will be accepted on any issue concerning American Indian law or indigenous peoples.  However, topics recently published in the American Indian Law Review will not be favored.

 

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American Indian Law Review

$1,000 + publication

$500

$250

01/31/2017

The co-sponsoring organizations seek student scholarship exploring reproductive rights and justice issues in the United States.  They encourage writing that amplifies lesser-heard voices, suggests innovative solutions, and takes into account the realities and the lived experiences of the people most affected by reproductive oppression.  Students are encouraged to think expansively about reproductive rights and justice and to analyze issues using an intersectional lens - considering the impact of demographic and institutional factors such as race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, and immigration status.

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If/When?how, the Center for Reproductive Rights and the Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice at U.C. Berkeley School of Law

$750 + publication

$500

$250

02/27/2017

Judges will consider papers on any topic relating to the law governing the workplace, such as employment law, labor law, employee benefits, or employment discrimination.  Entries must be the law student author's own work and must not be submitted for publication elsewhere.  Authors must have completed or be currently taking course work in employment or labor law and must be enrolled in an accredited law school during the Fall 2016 semester.  Only the first two submissions per law school will be accepted as entries for consideration.

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IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, the Institute for Law and the Workplace

$3,000

$1,000

$1,000

02/28/2017

Papers are invited on current issues regarding bankruptcy jurisdiction, bankruptcy litigation, or evidence in bankruptcy cases or proceedings.  Papers may address business or consumer cases and may include matters such as bankruptcy sales, plan confirmation and other topics that involve jurisdiction, litigation or evidence in the bankruptcy courts.

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Jenner & Block, Thompson & Knight and Saul Ewing, LLP

$2,000 + publication

$1,250 + publication

$750 + publication

03/01/2017

The contest is open to law students and young lawyers who will have enrolled as members of the American Bar Association no later than March 3, 2017.  The contest hypothetical involves the ethical concerns arising under the Model Rules of Professional Conduct where a law firm seeks to affiliate itself with litigation funding companies, including undertaking representation of one such company and, in turn, recommending its services to the firm's clients.

Sponsor's Web Site

ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Liability

$5,000

n/a

n/a

03/03/2017

Submissions to the Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition should concern any issue within the general category of legal ethics.

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Notre Dame Law School

$2,500

04/28/2017

Entries must be the original work of a single author, not previously published, and they must cover the fields of tort law, insurance law, civil procedure, evidence, or other areas of practical concern to lawyers engaged in the defense or management of the defense of civil litigation. While entrants are free to take positions on issues, their articles should be expository in nature.

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International Association of Defense Counsel

$2,000 + plaque

$1,000 + plaque

$500 + plaque

05/19/2017

Competition is open to articles written while the author is a stueent at an accredited law school in the U.S.  Authors may not hae graduated from law school prior to 12/1/16.  LLM students are not eligible.  Entries should address aspects of public or private sector labor and/or employment law relevant to the American labor and employment bar.  Students are encouraged to discuss 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.  Articles may address U.S. law, international law of relevance to U.S. labor and employment attorneys, or how a legal topic is treated in states across the country.  Papers limited to the law of a single state will not be considered.

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ABA Section on Labor and Employment Law

$3,000

$1,000

$500

06/15/2017

Law students are encouraged to submit an article on an IP topic, written on or before June 30, 2017.  Judges will consider the merit of the article as a contribution to the knowledge respecting intellectual property and the extent to which it displays original and creative thought or information not previously written or published by the author prior to July 1, 2016. To be eligible for consideration, the article must have been written solely by a student or students either in full-time attendance at a law school (day or evening) or prepared in connection with a law school course.

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American Intellectual Property Law Association

$2,000

n/q

n/a

06/30/2017

Contestants should address the following questions:

1.  How has the emergence of various technologies impacted the "reasonableness" of privacy expectations?  Has social media, information technology, and surveillance technology available to the public reduced what one may honestly believe is "private"?

2.  Those answering "no" should prepare an argument supporting this position.  In addition, contestants should anticipate and address foreseeable counter-arguments and attempt to persuasively argue against them.

3.  Those answering "yes" should explain why.  Likewise, these contestants should also anticipate the arguments that may be raised by the other side and attempt to argue persuasively against them.

4.  All contestants should address the "reasonableness" standard and argue whether the advent of new technologies demands a new Fourth Amendment standard to protect citizens from police monitoring.  If so, what should the standard be?  Why?

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American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section

$2,500

n/a

n/a

07/01/2017

Submissions to the Warren E. Burger Prize should be an  original, unpublished essay of 10,000-25,000 words on a topic of your choice addressing the issues of legal excellence, civility, ethics, and professionalism.

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American Inns of Court

$5,000 + publication

07/01/2017

The Competition is open to (i) law students, undergraduate (J.D.) or graduate (LL.M. or S.J.D.) enrolled full- or part-time in a U.S. law school during the 2016-17 academic year; and (ii) other students enrolled during such academic year in a U.S. law school tax course as part of an M.B.A. or other non-law degree program. 

Submitted papers must focus primarily upon technical or policy-oriented tax issues relating to any type of existing or proposed U.S. federal or state tax or U.S. federal or state taxation system (including topics relating to tax practice ethical and professional responsibility matters).

Each submitted paper must be sponsored by a law school professor.

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The Theodore Tannenwald, Jr. Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship and The American College of Tax Counsel

$5,000

$2,500

$1,500

07/05/2017

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