Students interested in participating in any of the competitions listed below should obtain a complete copy of the competition rules. Competition rules are available at the websites listed below or in the Writing Competition Binder located in the Office of Academic Affairs, Hotung 4300. Also, please visit the ABA’s list of writing competitions.

Competition NameTopicSponsorPrizeDue Date

The Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Competition

Eligibility:
The competition is open to all current law students, post 2015 law graduates, and all masters of law students. Co-authored submissions are eligible; if selected, the co-authors will share the prize. Each submission must be an original, unpublished academic work, but simultaneous submissions will be accepted.

Format:
Submissions must be emailed as Microsoft Word documents. They may be full-length law review articles or shorter academic essays and should use footnotes (not endnotes). The word count may be between 6,000 and 25,000 words, not including footnotes.

Judging Process:
A panel of lawyers, including law professors and practitioners, will judge the submissions based on depth of analysis, quality of writing, originality, and thoroughness.

R. Ben Hogan III of Hogan Law Office, PC, in Birmingham, Alabama, and Gerson H. Smoger of Smoger & Associates in Dallas, Texas, and Oakland, California. It is administered by Public Citizen.

The winner will be notified by email. The winner will receive $5,000. Only one winning paper will be chosen and only one prize awarded.

04/30/2021

OnlineDivorcer $2,500 Scholarship for Law Students

We are glad to announce that we are renewing our scholarship program and making it even more inclusive! In 2021, OnlineDivorcer encourages law students worldwide to take part in an article writing competition to win a $2,500 scholarship. Whether you are a first-year who has just gotten in or are about to graduate and become a lawyer, you are welcome to participate. It will only take some time to do research and a little inspiration to apply!

What are the application criteria?

Feel free to apply if you are a law student in an academic institution anywhere in the world. We would ask you to provide a copy of your transcripts and/or an acceptance letter proving that you got into the program or are currently getting your Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Ph.D. in Law.

How can you get the scholarship?

Fill in the form here.

In the form, we would ask you to indicate your:

  • Full name
  • Email
  • Country and city/state
  • LinkedIn or Twitter account
  • Short bio

If you do not have a LinkedIn profile, we would ask you to create one to participate. This will help us ensure the validity of your personal information before awarding you the scholarship.

A form will also include the field where you will be able to upload a copy of your transcripts and/or an acceptance letter.

Additionally, it will be necessary to write a 1,000-1,500-word article on one of the divorce-related topics mentioned in the form and submit it as a .docx or.pdf document in the abovementioned form.

What are our criteria for choosing the winner?

We would like to see your research and writing skills shine. Therefore, we expect the article you submit to:

  • Be written in English
  • Have no plagiarism
  • Match the chosen topic
  • Not go over or under the required word count
  • Include credible, well-researched information
  • Cite and reference up-to-date and trustworthy sources
  • Have a title and headings for different sections

Please write as if your audience had no proficiency in Law. There is no specific formatting style that needs to be followed. Making sure it is possible to determine the source where you have taken certain information from would be enough.

What is the Application Deadline?

11:59 PM, PDT, on August 31st, 2021

How and when will you learn about the results?

OnlineDivorcer will make an official announcement on September 30th, 2021, on the company's Facebook and Twitter pages. Moreover, we will personally contact the winners of scholarship awards to congratulate them and inquire about the most convenient way to receive the money.

How will the money be transferred?

The scholarship amount will be transferred to the winners by agreed-upon means.

Why apply for this scholarship?

Our writing competition isn’t just a chance to test your writing skills and win $2,500. It is also an opportunity to get published as an author of a legal article and receive a valuable reference that will look great in your education and professional records.

What if you have some questions?

Feel free to contact peter@onlinedivorcer.com. Please note that this is the only available mean of communication regarding the scholarship.

OnlineDivorcer

A scholarship award of $2,500 to a student with the most impressive writing skills. Additionally, we will grant a scholarship of $100 to two other students whose articles will smite our committee.

08/31/2021

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