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William W. Greenhalgh Student Writing Competition

OVERVIEW This Competition is sponsored by Criminal Justice (“Section”) of the American Bar Association (“ABA”), 321 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654 (the “Sponsor”). The goal of the Competition is to encourage law students to become involved in the Section. It is also intended to attract students to the Criminal Justice practice field, and to […]

2019 Writing Prize Call for Submissions – Deadline: Thursday, 1/31! Students and ’18 Grads Enter ASAP

If/When/How, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and the Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice now invite submissions for the 14th annual Sarah Weddington Writing Prize for New Student Scholarship in Reproductive Rights. More information on how to apply, the length and type of accepted submissions, and on the suggested theme for this year’s prize are available via the […]

2018 – 2019 Trandafir International Writing Competition

Topic: Any topic of contemporary international business or economic concern with a legal nexus. Award: Publication and CASH PRIZE of $1,800. Publication: The winning essay will be published in Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems, a Journal of the University of Iowa College of Law. Rules &   Eligibility Deadline: All students currently enrolled in a law […]

2019 Affordable Housing & Community Development Law Student Legal Writing Competition

OFFICIAL RULES Description: This writing competition (“Competition”) is sponsored by the Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law (“Forum”) of the American Bar Association (“ABA”), 321 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654 (the “Sponsor”). The goal of the competition is to encourage law students to become involved in the Forum. It is also intended […]

The American College of Employee Benefits Counsel (“ACEBC”) Connects Interested Law Students with ACEBC Members Regarding Employee Benefits Practice Area

The American College of Employee Benefits Counsel (“ACEBC”) offers a way to connect interested law students with ACEBC members for purposes of asking questions about employee benefits as a practice area.  Law students can find out what day-to-day practice is like from an experienced employee benefits attorney. It’s a challenging and enjoyable practice area — we’ll share […]

Law Firm Announces Essay Competition in Honor of the late Criminal Defense Attorney Deron Castro

Deron Castro, a New York criminal defense attorney par excellence, departed this Earth too soon and too suddenly in late July 2018. He will not be forgotten by his family, his children, his colleagues whose respect he earned, and his many grateful clients whom he served in over 24 years of his law practice. He […]

2018 ENERGY LAW STUDENT WRITING COMPETITION

The RADER Committee is pleased to announce it will once again be the lead SEER Committee sponsoring the 2018 Energy Law Student Writing Competition. Law School Students – Students enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school during the 2017-2018 academic year are eligible to participate.  Submissions may be on any issue related to energy law (e.g., a […]

National Association of Women Lawyers 2018 Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition

NAWL established the annual Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition to encourage and reward original law student writing on issues concerning women and the law. The rules for the competition are as follows: Entrants should submit a paper on an issue concerning women’s rights or the status of women in the law. Essays will be […]

University of Miami School of Law Estate Planning LL.M. Writing Competitions

The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) Student Writing Competition: A full-tuition scholarship to the Heckerling Graduate Program in Estate Planning for the 2018-2019 or 2019-2020 academic year is available to the first place winner of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) Student Writing Competition. Candidates must apply and be admitted […]

35th Annual Smith-Babcock-Williams Student Writing Competition

The Planning & Law Division of the American Planning Association announces its 35th Annual Smith-Babcock-Williams Student Writing Competition. The winning entry in the competition will be awarded a prize of $2,000 and will be submitted for publication in The Urban Lawyer, the law journal of the American Bar Association’s Section of State & Local Government […]