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Student Affairs

Writing Competitions

Competitions are listed by chronologically by deadline date.

2016

February

Winter 2015–16 Scholarship Essay Contest — Brad Wolk Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Appeals Law Group
More Information: Website
Email: info@appealslawgroup.com
Topic: This $500.00 scholarship will be awarded to the law student who presents a 1000 word or less essay on the following topic:
Whether a mandatory life sentence without the possibility of parole for non-violent marijuana trafficking under Federal law violates the Eighth Amendment's prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment?
Deadline: February 1,2016 at 11:59 pm. (scholarship@appealslawgroup.com)

April

Dish 2016 "Best In Class" eDiscovery Legal Research and Writing Competition
Sponsor: DISH Network L.L.C. in conjunction with Redgrave LLP
More Information: Website
Email: contactus@dishediscovery.com
Topic: The DISH "Best in Class" eDiscovery Legal Research and Writing Competition encourages law students to develop a thorough understanding of the evolution and practice of Information Governance and Discovery in civil litigation. The competition is the only one of its kind designed to challenge law students to explore the evolving issues of document management, electronically stored information, and ever — expanding technology — along with their application to the law.
Deadline: April 11, 2016
Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition
Sponsor: Notre Dame Law School
More Information: Website
Email: sumption.1@nd.edu
Topic: Entries should concern any issue whthin the general category of legal ethics.
Entries must be original, unpublished work.
Deadline: April 29, 2016 at 5:00 pm

June

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers Annual Law Student Writing Competition 2015–2016
Sponsor: The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law
More Information: Website
Email: swan@laborandemploymentcollege.org
Topic: Topic or topics concerning Labor and Employment Law
Deadline: submitted by (EDT) on June 15, 2016

July

The 2016 Warren E. Burger Prize
Sponsor: American Inns of Court
More Information: Website
Email: cdennis@innsofcourt.org
Topic: Submit original, unpublished essay of 10,000 to 20,000 words on a topic that addresses legal excellence, civility, ethics and professionalism.
Winning author will receive a cash prize of $5,000 and be published in the South Carolina Law Review.
Deadline: July 1, 2016
Tannenwald Writing Competition
Sponsor: The Theodore Tannenwald, Jr. Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship, Inc. & The American Tax Counsel
More Information: Website
Email: nabramo@wcl.american.edu
Topic: Papers on any federal or state tax-related topic may be submitted in accordance with the Competition Rules (viewable at http://www.tannenwald.org).
Deadline: July 1, 2016 at 9:00 EDT

December

Expert Institute's Annual Legal Writing Scholarship
Sponsor: The Expert Institute
More Information: Website
Email: joe@theexpertinstitute.com
Topic: 1,000–2,000 words on how you feel your specialized knowledge and training could be applied to improving the practice of law, submitted electronically as a document attached to the form below
Deadline: December 31, 2016