American Indian Law Review
Papers accepted on any legal issue specfically concerning Native Americans or other indigenous peoples. Cash prize of $1,000 and publication. Submission deadline is January 31, 2018. Complete rules.
2018 Ed Mendrzycki Essay Contest
Sponsored by the ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Liability and Long & Levit LLP, the contest is open to law students and young lawyers. The hypothetical involves the ethical concerns arising where a U.S.-based IP law firm is asked by an existing client to help secure foreign patents and negotiate licensing contracts while also serving as an official licensor of the product. The winning essay will receive a cash prize of $5,000 and an all-expense-paid trip in April 2018 to Washington DC. Deadline: March 9, 2018. For more information, visit the ABA's Ed Mendrzycki Essay Contest website.
Companion Animal Law Writing Competition
Sponsored by the American Kennel Club. Open to all law students. First prize, $2,500. Deadline to submit is March 30, 2018. Official rules (PDF).
College of Labor and Employment Lawyers Annual Law Student Writing Competition
Papers of 20 - 40 pages on a topic affecting labor and employment in the U.S. or abroad including public policy, practical implications of a case or doctrine, the need for statutory modification, or common law doctrine. First place $3,000 and possible publication in the ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law. Submission deadline: June 15, 2018. Complete rules (PDF).