Friday, December 15, 2017

May Legal Writing Contests

Gold-MedalThe following is a list of student writing competitions with deadlines coming up in May 2013. These contests are a great opportunity for students with seminar papers due soon to win prize money or a publishing credit. Winning a writing contest is a nice addition to your résumé and can help improve your job prospects.

If you know of a writing competition that is missing from this list, please leave a comment with the contest information.

2013 Gellhorn-Sargentich Law Student Essay Competition
Topic: Any topic related to administrative law
Eligibility: ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice law student members
Prize: $5,000, airfare and accommodations to attend the Section’s Fall Conference in D.C.
Deadline: May 1, 2013

IT-Lex Technology Law Writing Competition
Topic: Technology law
Eligibility: Accredited law school students in good standing
Prize: $5000, $1000, and $500
Deadline: May 1, 2013

Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition
Topic: Issues concerning women’s rights or the status of women in the law
Eligibility: Students enrolled at any law school during the 2012-13 school year
Prize: $500 and publication in NAWL’s Women Lawyers Journal
Deadline: May 1, 2013

American Assoc. of Law Libraries /LexisNexis Call for Papers Awards
Topic: Topics of interest to law librarians
Eligibility: Four different divisions for all career stages
Prize: $650, $300
Deadline: Students: May 15, 2013

The Catherine Albiston Prize for Recent Developments on Gender, Law & Justice
Topic: Research, analysis, narrative, theory, and commentary that critically examine the intersection of gender with one or more other axes of subordination, including, but not limited to, race, class, sexual orientation, and disability
Eligibility: Student in law school for the Spring semester of 2013
Prize: Publication in the Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice
Deadline: May 15, 2013

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Annual Law Student Writing Competition for 2012-2013
Topic: Any aspect of public or private sector labor and/or employment law relevant to the American labor and employment bar
Eligibility: J.D. Students graduating after December 1, 2012
Prize: $1500, $1,000, and $500,
Deadline: Students: May 15, 2013

ABA Energy Law Student Writing Competition
Topic: Energy law
Eligibility:  Student enrolled in an accredited law school in the United States during 2012-2013
Prize: $700, $500, $250
Deadline: May 17, 2013

IDEA Student Annual Intellectual Property Writing Competition
Topic: Intellectual Property Law
Eligibility:  Law students
Prize: $500 and publication in IDEA, $200
Deadline: May 17, 2013

International Association of Defense Counsel 2013 Legal Writing Contest
Topic: Subjects of practical concern to lawyers engaged in the defense or management of the defense of civil litigation, such as relevant aspects of tort law, insurance law, civil procedure, evidence, damages, alternative dispute resolution procedures, and professional ethics
Eligibility:  J.D. candidates in accredited law schools
Prize: $2,000, $1,000, $500
Deadline: May 17, 2013

Michael Greenberg Student Writing Competition
Topic: LGBTQ issues
Eligibility: Law students
Prize: $1,000
Deadline: May 20, 2013

Andrew P. Vance Memorial Writing Competition
Topic: Current issues relevant to customs and international trade law
Eligibility: Law students currently enrolled in a J.D. or L.L.M. program at any of the nation’s law schools
Prize: $1,000, $500
Deadline: May 24, 2013

Virginia State Bar Intellectual Property Law Student Writing Competition
Topic: Intellectual property law or the practice of intellectual property law
Eligibility: Law students who are attending law school in Virginia or are residents of Virginia attending law school outside of Virginia
Prize: $4,000
Deadline: May 24, 2013

ABA Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence Student Writing Competition
Topic: Addressing domestic violence and the law from a national or international perspective
Eligibility: Law students
Prize: Publication in the Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law
Deadline: May 31, 2013

Michael Oshima Diversity Essay Competition
Topic:  Stop & Frisk or Use of Drones.
Eligibility: URM students in New York metropolitan area
Prizes: $1,500, $1000, $500
Deadline: May 31, 2013


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