Writing Competitions

Writing Competitions

All ABA Scholarship and Competitions

Securities Law Writing Competition
The Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni’s annual writing competition continues this year and awards prizes for outstanding papers in the field of securities law. Papers may address any subject in the field. Three prizes will be awarded at the ASECA’s annual dinner on Friday, Feb. 24, 2018, in Washington, D.C. Two copies must be sent by mail to ASECA, P.O. Box 5767, Washington, DC 20016, by Nov. 10, 2017. No emailed submissions will be accepted. Questions may be directed to Mitzi Moore, ASECA Executive Director, at info@secalumni.org.
Deadline: Nov. 10, 2017

The Center for Alcohol Policy National Essay Contest
Topic: The Center’s national essay contest is intended to foster debate, analysis and examination of state alcohol regulation.
Deadline: Dec. 1, 2017

The Fitch Law Firm 2017 Scholarship Essay Contest
Topic: A $2,500 one-time award given to one student who writes on monetary damage caps in Ohio law, and whether or not those are suitable in sexual abuse cases.
Deadline: December 15, 2017

The Expert Institute’s 2017 Legal Writing Scholarship
Topic: The Expert Institute is offering a $2,000 scholarship for the best legal blog post written by a law student on the topic of expert witnesses.
Deadline: December 31, 2017

The 20th Annual Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition
Topic: Legal issues facing the music industry. Grand prize winner receives $10,000 scholarship and a trip to the Grammys, among other items.
Deadline: January 2, 2018

American Indian Law Review Writing Competition
Topic: Papers will be accepted on any legal issue specifically concerning American Indians or other indigenous peoples.
Deadline: January 31, 2018

Trandafir Writing Competition
Topic: Each year, Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems, in conjunction with the University of Iowa College of Law International and Comparative Law Program, conducts an annual world affairs student writing competition.
Deadline: February 1, 2018

The AKC’s Companion Animal Law Writing Contest
Topic: Pet custody OR the legal status of companion animals as personal property.
Deadline: March 30, 2018

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

2018 Greenhalgh Writing Competition
Topic: 4th Amendment. $2,500 prize.
Deadline: July 1, 2018