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

The Warren E. Burger Prize
Topic: issues of legal excellence, civility, ethics and professionalism.
Deadline: July 1

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

Berkeley Technology Law Journal: Student Writing Competition
Topic: at the intersection of law and technology, including but not limited to: intellectual property, antitrust, First Amendment, entertainment and new media, information privacy/data protection, telecommunications, biotechnology, internet, and cybercrime.
Deadline: March 9, 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 30, 2015

Georgia State Law Intellectual Property Student Writing Competition
Topic: address legal issues and challenges in the intellectual property field.
Deadline: April 24, 2015

National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees Annual Law Student Writing Competition
Topic: an issue concerning Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code.
Deadline: April 30, 2015

Howard C. Schwab Memorial Essay Contest
Topic: any aspect of family law
Deadline: May 1, 2015

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

Sixth Annual Student Religious Liberty Writing Competition
Topic: religious liberty, broadly or narrowly construed
Deadline: August 1, 2015