Writing Competitions

Writing Competitions

All ABA Scholarship and Competitions

Illinois Local Government Lawyers Association Franklin W. Klein Law Student Writing Competition
The Illinois Local Government Lawyers Association is sponsoring its inaugural writing competition in 2017. Cash prizes are available, and submissions could be published in the association’s monthly journal.
Topic: Submissions should relate to local government law in Illinois. Topics may also relate to the effect of federal law upon local governments and should focus on decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court and the Seventh Circuit.
Deadline: Sept. 30, 2017

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 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 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