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
ACCFSL Annual Writing Competition
Topic: consumer financial services law
Deadline: December 1, 2015
The Center for Alcohol Policy Essay Contest
Topic: 2015 marks the 10 year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Granholm decision, which ruled against two states’ laws that discriminated against out-of-state alcohol producers but also affirmed that “The three-tier system is unquestionably legitimate.” How has this “unquestionably legitimate” system fostered competition, increased new products available to consumers and worked to protect consumers and the public?
Deadline: December 5, 2015
2016 Mollie and Paul Hill Student Writing Competition
Topic: Successfully preparing for and effectively addressing these and other public health dangers will require use of an array of tools involving expertise and experience possessed and practiced by medical and legal professionals.
Deadline: January 4, 2016
Annual Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition
Topic: compelling legal topic facing the music industry today
Deadline: January 6, 2016
Jameson Crane III Disability and the Law
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, 2016
Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition
Topic: 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.
Deadline: January 19, 2016
CBLDF Writing Competition for Excellence in Comic Book Scholarship
Topic: addressing a legal issue or issues related to comic books, the comic book industry, or a matter that relates to or affects comics.
Deadline: February 29, 2016
Berkeley Technology Law Journal Annual Student Writing Competition
Topic: wide variety of topics at the intersection of law and technology, including but not limited to: technology and the public interest, privacy, internet law, intellectual property, antitrust, First Amendment issues, entertainment and new media, telecommunications, biotechnology, and cybercrime.
Deadline: March 7, 2016
Common Cause 2016 “Gerrymander Standard” Writing Competition
Topic: proposing a new definition of partisan gerrymandering or further developing an existing standard and pairing that definition with an effective legal theory to challenge unfair redistricting plans in court.
Deadline: March 27, 2016
2015-2016 Beveridge & Diamond Constitutional Environmental Law Writing Competition
Topic: addressing developments or trends in U.S. environmental law with a significant constitutional, “federalism,” or other cross-cutting component.
Deadline: April 4, 2016
New York State Bar Association Committee on Animals and the Law
Topic: an article concerning any area of Animal Law.
Deadline: July 1, 2016
Tannenwald Writing Competition
Topic: any federal or state tax-related topic
Deadline: July 1, 2016