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Announcing the University of Pennsylvania Law Review’s FIRST ANNUAL PUBLIC INTEREST ESSAY COMPETITION

The University of Pennsylvania Law Review is pleased to announce its first annual Public Interest Essay Competition. The Competition is a national writing competition for student-authored articles on topics focused on social justice and the public interest. The University of Pennsylvania Law Review has both a professional and educational mission: it serves the bench, the bar, and the academy […]

The Center for Tax Law & Employee Benefits at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago 2015 Paul Faherty Tax Law Writing Competition

The Center for Tax Law & Employee Benefits at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago is pleased to announce the 2015 Paul Faherty Tax Law Writing Competition. James Lynch, a partner at the law firm of Winston & Strawn LLP, has graciously endowed this writing competition to honor Paul Faherty, former director of the […]

Court of Federal Claims Bar Association 2014 – 2015 Law Student Writing Competition

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association announces its 2014-2015 Law Student Writing Competition. The Court of Federal Claims Bar Association (CFCBA) is a voluntary bar association made up of nationwide members who practice law in the areas that lie within the specialized jurisdiction of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. The goal of […]

The 2015 Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Competition

Topic: The Impact of ‘Corporate Personhood’ on American Life: Should Corporations Be Afforded Bill of Rights and Other Constitutional Protections? Although they are not mentioned in the Constitution, corporations have claimed constitutional protections at least since the 1886 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad Commission. Corporations’ claims to constitutional […]

DISH® 2015 “Best in Class” eDiscovery Legal Research and Writing Competition

The DISH® 2015 “Best in Class” eDiscovery Legal Research and Writing Competition is sponsored by DISH Network L.L.C., in conjunction with Redgrave LLP.  The grand prize is $3,500 for the winning student. The DISH® “Best in Class” eDiscovery Legal Research and Writing Competition encourages law students to develop a thorough understanding of the evolution and […]

Trandafir Writing Competition Call for Submissions – DEADLINE APPROACHING

TOPIC: Any topic of contemporary international business or economic concern with a legal nexus. AWARD: First place: $2,000 & Publication: The winning essay will be published in Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems, a Journal of the University of Iowa College of Law. RULES & ELIGIBILITY: All students currently enrolled in a law or graduate degree program from […]

National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees Annual Student Writing Competition

The National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees has established an annual student writing competition to encourage and reward original law student writing on issues concerning consumer bankruptcy and the law. The rules for the competition are as follows. TOPIC: Entrants should submit an essay, article, or comment on an issue concerning Chapter 13 of the […]

2015 American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize

Purpose: The Warren E. Burger Prize is a writing competition designed to encourage outstanding scholarship that “promotes the ideals of excellence, civility, ethics and professionalism within the legal profession,” the core mission of the American Inns of Court. Overview: The American Inns of Court invites judges, lawyers, professors, students, scholars, and other authors to participate […]

Enter The Sovereignty Symposium XXVIII Chief Justice John B. Doolin Writing Competition

WHO? John B. Doolin was appointed to the Oklahoma Supreme Court in 1972, and he served as Chief Justice from 1987-1988.   He loved to read and write, collect Indian art, and buy Navajo rugs.  He recognized the need for a forum to address Native American issues as a result of his service on the Indian Affairs […]

Smith Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition

Description: This is a writing competition for students interested in legal ethics. The competition is open to all law students at U.S. and Canadian law schools. Entries should concern any issue within the general category of legal ethics. Each submission must be original work and not exceed 50 pages. Coauthored essays may be submitted. Each […]