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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 […]

Ed Mendrzycki Essay Contest For Law Students and Young Lawyers

For Innovative Research and Writing on Lawyers’ Professional Liability An Annual Competition Concluding every April $5,000 Prize & a free trip to the LPL National Legal Malpractice Conference! Contest Deadline & Information Deadline for Submission: ONLINE entries MUST be submitted by 11:59 PM CST on February 20, 2015. MAILED entries MUST be postmarked by February […]

International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) 2015 Legal Writing Contest

All J.D. candidates currently enrolled in accredited law schools are eligible to participate in the IADC Legal Writing Contest. Entrants must write on subjects in the fields of tort law, insurance law, civil procedure, evidence or other areas of the law of practical concern to lawyers engaged in the defense, or management of the defense […]

National Association of Women Lawyers 2015 Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition

The National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL)® is a national voluntary legal professional organization whose mission is the advancement of women in the legal profession and women’s rights. Since 1899, NAWL has served as an educational forum and active voice for the concerns of women lawyers in this country and abroad.  NAWL continues to support […]