Writing Competitions

Writing Competitions

All ABA Scholarship and Competitions

The 2018 Ed Mendrzycki Essay Contest
Topic: The 2018 Contest Essay 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.
Deadline: March 9, 2018

Notre Dame Law School’s Arthur Abel Writing Competition
Topic: Any original legal scholarship.
Deadline: March 22, 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

2017-2018 Henry L. Diamond Constitutional Environmental Law Writing Competition
Topic: current issues of constitutional environmental law
Deadline: April 9, 2018

2018 Howard C. Schwab Memorial Essay Contest, Section of Family Law
Topic: Family Law
Deadline: April 13, 2018

The Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition
Topic: Legal ethics
Deadline: April 27, 2018

Pacific Legal Foundation Law Student Writing Competition
Topics: Property rights, economic liberty, environmental law, free speech
Deadline: May 15, 2018

The Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation Brown Award for Excellence in Legal Writing
Topics: No topic limit other than must be on a legal subject.
Deadline: June 1, 2018

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

2018 American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize
Topic: Addressing issues of legal excellence, civility, ethics, and professionalism.
Deadline: July 1, 2018

2018 Tannenwald Writing Competition
Topic: 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. Prizes vary. More information at the organzation’s website.
Deadline: July 6, 2018