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

Securities Law Writing Competition
Topic: Any subject in the field of securities law
Deadline: November 13, 2015

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

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