The International Association of Defense Counsel 2013 Legal Writing Contest

All J.D. candidates currently enrolled in accredited law schools are eligible to participate in the International Association of Defense Counsel (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 of civil litigation. The contest is judged by a committee of the IADC.


First Place:                          $2,000  and plaque

Second Place:                     $1,000  and plaque

Third Place:                        $500  and plaque

Honorable Mention:         Plaque

Winning and honorable mention entries are considered for publication in the IADC’s quarterly academic publication, the Defense Counsel Journal. The judges also may award honorable mentions. All entrants receive a one-year subscription to the Defense Counsel Journal.

Past experience has shown that teachers of litigation-related subjects are in an ideal position to stimulate student interest in legal writing and to encourage participation in the IADC Legal Writing Contest. Each year a number of the entries appear to have been prepared initially for various courses or seminars, and the caliber of the papers has been high. These faculty members are in an excellent position to encourage their students to enter the IADC contest.

Deadline for 2013 Entries: 

Entries must be received on or before Friday, May 17, 2013.

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