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THE 2020 ED MENDRZYCKI ESSAY CONTEST

Deadline for Submission: ONLINE entries MUST be submitted by 11:59 pm CST on March 6, 2020. MAILED entries MUST be postmarked by March 6, 2020. Contest Mission: Since 1998, the ABA’s Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability has hosted an essay contest for law students and young lawyers encouraging scholarship and innovative research and writing […]

Epstein Becker Green is Pleased to Announce its 22nd Annual Health Law Writing Competition

Epstein Becker Green is pleased to announce its 22nd Annual Health Law Writing Competition. The competition is designed to encourage J.D. and LL.M. students in the preparation of scholarly papers on current topics of interest relating to health law. Cash prizes will be awarded as follows for the three best papers: First Place: $4,000 Second […]

Higbee & Associates and the Foundation for Continuing Justice 2019 – 2020 Student Writing Competition

For our third annual law student writing competition, our goal is to continue to increase awareness of the impact of laws governing the retention and dissemination of criminal records by courts and state agencies, as well as the laws governing the public’s use of such records. In order for criminal record laws to improve, today’s […]

THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF EMPLOYEE BENEFITS COUNSEL — SIXTEENTH ANNUAL EMPLOYEE BENEFITS WRITING PRIZE – DEADLINE JUNE 1, 2020

SUBJECT:                            Any topic in the field of employee benefits law. OPEN TO:                             Any J.D. and graduate (L.L.M. or S.J.D.) law students enrolled at any time between August 15, 2019 and August 15, 2020, who have not at any time engaged in the practice of law.  SUBMIT BY:                        June 1, 2020 UP TO TWO PRIZES:      Alvin […]

American College of Legal Medicine Student Writing Competition

Submit a paper for The American College of Legal Medicine’s 2020 Postdoctoral Student Writing Competition and the Student Writing Competition in Law, Medicine and Bioethics. We are offering the following prizes for each competition. The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2020 and students will be notified of winning selection on or around January 30, 2020. […]

2020 Donald C. Alexander Tax Writing Competition – Deadline January 7, 2020

The  Federal  Bar  Association  Section  on  Taxation  sponsors  an  annual  writing  competition and invites  law  students  to  participate. The  Section  on  Taxation  has  named  this  annual  competition—the Donald  C.  Alexander   Tax  Law  Writing   Competition—in  honor   of  former  IRS  Commissioner  Don Alexander, who  passed away in 2009.   Throughout  his career, Mr. Alexander was both a widely admired role  […]

2019-2020 AILR Writing Competition

2019-2020 AILR Writing Competition Rules: Topics: Papers will be accepted on any legal issue specifically concerning American Indians or other indigenous peoples. Eligibility: The competition is open to students enrolled in J.D. or graduate law programs at accredited law schools in the United States and Canada as of the competition deadline of Friday, Feb. 28, 2020.  […]

2019 Companion Animal Law Writing Contest

The subject of the paper submitted must be one of the following topics: 1. Several state legislatures have recently amended animal control and enforcement laws’ bond-for-care provisions.  These laws require an owner to post security or provide a care bond to cover the cost of care for animals seized by animal control or other enforcement […]

The American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers Announces its 2020 Annual Writing Competition

The American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers is pleased to announce its 2020 annual writing competition to recognize significant written contributions to the field of U.S. consumer financial services law in the following categories: books publishable articles, book chapters or substantial book reviews by a professional in the field publishable student case notes, articles, […]

2019 JAMES BOSKEY DISPUTE RESOLUTION ESSAY COMPETITION

PURPOSE: The purpose of the competition is to create greater interest in the field of dispute resolution among law students. COMPETITION PRIZE: One prize of $1,000 dollars will be awarded for the best entry as judged by the Boskey Essay Committee, comprised of representatives from the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution. In addition, the winning […]