Student Writing Competitions

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Students: In addition to the competitions listed below, please check out other competition databases:

ABA Writing Competition Announcements


James E. Beckley Writing Competition
Deadline: September 18, 2015 (before 5:00 p.m. Central)
Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association

Deadline: November 21, 2014


E-Discovery Legal Research and Writing Competition
Deadline: January 16, 2015 (by 11:59 p.m., Eastern).
Sponsor: Redgrave LLP and Dish Network LLC.  

National Law Review: October 2013 Writing Competition
Deadline: Oct. 14, 2013
Deadline: Varies
Deadline: December 1, 2015

Deadline: November 13, 2015
Sponsor: Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni, Inc.

ABA Health Law Section Annual Writing Competition
Deadline: December 4, 2015
ABA Health Law Section.

Civil Rights As Human Rights Student Writing Competition
Deadline: Dec. 19, 2015
Sponsor: People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference; Thurgood Marshall School of Law

Deadline: January 15, 2015

Deadline: January 9, 2015

Deadline: December 1, 2015
American Indian Law Writing Competition
Deadline: January 29, 2016
Deadline: TBD

2015-2016 Beveridge & Diamond Constitutional Environmental Law Essay Competition
Deadline: April 4, 2016
Sponsor: Environmental Law Institute

Sponsor: Institute of Energy Law (Hartick Scholar)

Doolin Writing Competition (Native American Law)
Deadline: April 15, 2015

Deadline: May 1, 2014
Deadline: May 1, 2014
Deadline: May 2, 2014

Deadline: May 15, 2015
Deadline: May 15, 2015

Deadline: May 15, 2015

Sponsor: American Judges Association and American Judges Foundation with the support of the National Court Reporters Association.

Deadline: June 29, 2015

Deadline: June 13, 2014
Deadline: July 1, 2014

PIABA James E. Beckley Writing Competition (Securities and Securities Regulation Law)
Deadline: September 18, 2015

List partially compiled from resources from University of Idaho & University of Richmond’s web sites.