Writing Competitions

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

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.

- American Indian Law Review

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.

contest flyer - 2018 Ed Mendrzycki Essay Contest

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).

- Companion Animal Law Writing Competition

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).

- College of Labor and Employment Lawyers