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

American Indian Law Review
Topic: American Indian law or indigenous peoples.
Deadline: January 31, 2014

Human Rights Essay Award Competition
Topic: Persons with Disabilities and International Human Rights Law
Deadline: February 1, 2014

Global Markets Law Writing Competition
Entries may address any subject that deals with the intersection of financial markets and law
Deadline: February 14, 2014

2014 International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Student Writing Competition
Papers should focus on the ways in which IHL intersects with emerging technologies such as nanotechnologies, drones, autonomous systems, cyber warfare technologies, etc.
Deadline: February 16, 2014

The Levit Essay Contest For Law Students and Young Lawyers
Topic: The 2014 Contest Essay Hypothetical involves questions about the expanding use of social media by attorneys and law firms and focuses on the legal, ethical and professionalism issues that can arise in those forums.
Deadline: February 21, 2014

Topic: 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 1, 2014

Elliot A. Spoon Business Law Writing Competition
Topic: business or securities law article
Deadline: March 17, 2014

Trandafir Writing Competition
Topic: Any topic of contemporary international busi-ness or economic concern with a
legal nexus
Deadline: March 21, 2014

Scribes Brief-Writing Award Competition
Deadline: April 21, 2014

Notre Dame Law School Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition
Topic: legal ethics
Deadline: April 25, 2014

NYSBA Section of Antitrust Law Annual Law Student Writing Competition
Topic: of general interest to the to antitrust law community, including topics relating to civil and criminal antitrust law, competition policy, consumer protection and international competition law.
Deadline: completed Entry Form, by April 30, 2014

National Association of Women Lawyers® 2014 Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition
Topic: an issue concerning women’s rights or the status of women in the law
Deadline: May 1, 2014

LSAC Diversity Writing Competition
Topic: recruitment
Deadline: May 1, 2014

Technology law writing contest
Topic: Technology law
Deadline: May 2, 2014

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Annual Law Student Writing Competition for 2013-2014
Entries may address any aspect of public or private sector labor and/or employment law relevant to the American labor and employment bar.
Deadline: May 15, 2014

IADC Legal Writing Contest
Topic: subjects in the fields of tort law, insurance law, civil procedure, evidence or other areas of the law of practical concern to lawyers engaged in the defense or management of the defense of civil litigation.
Deadline: May 16, 2014

The Warren E. Burger Prize
Topic: one or more aspects of excellence in legal skills, civility, ethics or professionalism within the legal profession.
Deadline: July 1, 2014

Religious Liberty Student Writing Competition
Topic: religious libert
Deadline: August 1, 2014