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Writing Competitions

Competitions are listed by chronologically by deadline date.

2016

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
Chief Justice John B. Doolin Writing Competition
Sponsor: The Supreme Court of Oklahoma & The Sovereignty Symposium
Email: sovereignty.symposium@oscn.net
Topic: The subject matter may be on an area of the law relating to Native Americans or other indigenous peoples. Must be no less than 30 single spaced and no more than 50 single spaced pages.
For specifics email the competition email above.
Deadline: April 15, 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Entries must be original, unpublished work.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

May

2016 Legal Writing Competition
Sponsor: International Association of Defense Counsel
More Information: Website
Email: mmaisel@iadclaw.org
Topic: Entries must be the original work of a single author, not previously published, and they must cover the fields of tort law, insurance law, civil procedure, evidence, or other areas of practical concern to lawyers engaged in the defense or management of the defense of civil litigation.
Deadline: May 20, 2016

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
Religious Liberty Student Writing Competition
Sponsor: The Washington, D.C. Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society & The International Center for Law and Religious Studies J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University
Email: papers@jrclsdc.org
Topic: To promote legal and academic studies in the field of religious liberty by law students and students pursuing related graduate studies.
Scholarly paper relating to the topic of domestic or international religious liberty, broadly or narrowly construed.
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