Writing Competitions

Writing Competitions

All ABA Scholarship and Competitions

Federal Bar Association Donald C. Alexander Tax Law Writing Competition
Topic: federal taxation
Deadline: January each year

Paul Faherty Writing Competition
Topic: any aspect of Tax Law
Deadline: April each year

Tannenwald Writing Competition
Topic: any federal or state tax-related topic
Deadline: July

Mollie and Paul Hill Student Writing Competition in Medical-Legal Interprofessional Collaboration
Topic: 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.
Deadline: January 2, 2015

2014-2015 Student Law and Technology Writing Competition!
Topic: the intersection of law and technology
Deadline: January 11, 2015

ABA Forum Writing Competition
Topic: related to construction law
Deadline: January 15, 2015

Jameson Crane III Disability and the Law Writing Competition
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.
Deadline: January 15, 2015

Pacific Legal Foundation—Law Student Writing Competition
Topic: address one of three questions on areas of the law within PLF’s mission, incorporating pertinent case law and applicable academic literature.
Deadline: January 16, 2015

American Indian Law Review Writing Competition
Topic: any issue concerning American Indian law or indigenous peoples.
Deadline: January 30, 2015

The Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law
Topic: American regulatory or administrative law, broadly construed.
Deadline: February 6, 2015

Topic: welcomes all student papers furthering and promoting a progressive vision of the Constitution, law, and public policy.
Deadline: February 13, 2015

The University of Missouri Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution Writing Competition
Topic: Submissions must bear some relationship to the upcoming Missouri Law School symposium entitled “Policing, Protesting, and Perceptions: A Critical Examination of the Events in Ferguson.” Papers can consider the events in Ferguson and elsewhere in the nation from the perspective of civil rights, police-community relationships, police perceptions of individuals, protests and/or civil disobedience.
Deadline: February 13, 2015

Animal Law Writing Competition
Topic: 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. Provide a constitutional analysis of the ordinance (Section 4-384-015, Municipal Code of Chicago).
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).
Deadline: February 15, 2015

Elliot A. Spoon Business Law Writing Competition
Topic: business law
Deadline: February 20, 2015

Gerrymander Standard Writing Competition
Topic: creating a new definition for partisan gerrymandering or further developing an existing definition
Deadline: February 27, 2015

Trandafir International Business Writing Competition
Topic: Any topic of contemporary international business or economic concern with a legal nexus.
Deadline: March 6, 2015

2014-2015 Beveridge & Diamond Constitutional Environmental Law Writing Competition
Topic: addressing developments or trends in U.S. environmental law that have a significant constitutional or “federalism” component.
Deadline: April 6, 2015

Notre Dame Law School Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition
Topic: legal ethics
Deadline: April 24, 2015

IADC Legal Writing Contest
Topic: lawyers engaged in the defense or management of the defense of civil litigation
Deadline: May 15, 2015