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Student Writing Competitions

NOTE- Every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy of information- However-Please DOUBLE-CHECK!

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 20, 2013 (before 5:00 p.m. Central)
Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association.

Deadline: November 22, 2013


E-Discovery Legal Research and Writing Competition
Deadline: October 18, 2013 (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: November 1, 2013 (at 11:59 p.m., Eastern)
Deadline: November 1, 2013
Deadline: December 2, 2013

Deadline: November 15, 2013
Sponsor: Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni, Inc.

ABA Health Law Section Annual Writing Competition
Deadline: Annually on the first Friday of December.
ABA Health Law Section.

Civil Rights As Human Rights Student Writing Competition
Deadline: Dec. 2, 2013
Sponsor: People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference; Thurgood Marshall School of Law

Deadline: Dec. 31, 2013

Deadline: January 10, 2014

Deadline: January 17, 2014
Deadline: January 31, 2014

Deadline: February 15, 2014 (midnight CST)

Deadline: February 21, 2014

Environmental Law Essay Competition
Deadline: TBD
New York University School of Law -- Environmental Law Journal


Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Contest
Deadlines: Intent-to-Enter is January 31, 2013
                March 31, 2013
Sponsor: The Public Justice Foundation

ABA Affordable Housing and/or Community Development Law
Deadline: March 8, 2013

The Center for Human Rights at Trinity Law School Writing Competition
Deadline: March 25, 2013


The Sovereignty Symposium (Native American Law)
Deadline: May 1, 2014

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

Deadline: May 16, 2014
Deadline: May 16, 2014

Deadline: May 16, 2014

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

Warren E. Burger Writing Competition
Deadline: Annually on June 1.
American Inns of Court.


Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize
Deadline: Annually on July 1.
Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Deadline: June 30, 2014

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

Eisenberg Prize
Deadline: July 13, 2012.

PIABA James E. Beckley Writing Competition (Securities and Securities Regulation Law)
Deadline: September 19, 2014
Deadline: November 15, 2014

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