Writing Competitions

For additional writing competitions, visit Richmond Law's Legal Essay Contest Catalog and Suffolk University's iCompete Writing

Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition

Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition

Sponsored by the University of Notre dame Law School, the Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition will award $2,500 to the best submission on any legal ethics topic. See website for further information. Deadline: April 26, 2019

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Access To Justice Competition

Access To Justice Essay Competition

The topic of the Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Competition is "Legal Strategies to Address Gun Violence." The winning essay will receive a $5,000 prize. For more information, visit the competition websiteDeadline: April 30, 2019. 11:59 p.m.

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2019 Warren E. Burger Prize

Warren E. Burger Prize

The American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize promotes scholarship in the areas of professionalism, ethics, civility, and excellence. Submissions must be original, unpublished essays of 10,000 to 20,000 words on a topic that addresses issues of legal excellence, civility, ethics, and professionalism. The winning author will receive $5,000 and the essay will be published in the South Carolina Law Review. Visit the competition website for full details. Deadline: July 1, 2019

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