The American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers
The ACCFSL is sponsoring its Annual Writing Competition. Entries must discuss some aspect of consumer financial services law. Topics that relate principally to securities regulation, insurance, or the safety and soundness aspects of banking regulation are not eligible, but works on subjects within these (or other) areas will be considered if they bear directly on consumer financial services. The winner will receive $1,000, a certificate or other token of recognition, and travel expenses to attend the College's annual dinner held in conjunction with the Spring Meeting of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association.
The deadline for submission is December 2, 2013.
Center for Alcohol Policy
The Center for Alcohol Policy is sponsoring its Sixth Annual Essay Contest. The topic is "This year marks the 80th anniversary of the 21st Amendment. Has it achieved its intended purpose?" The first place winner will be awarded a cash prize of $5,000; second, $2,500; third, $1,000.
The deadline for submission is December 5, 2013.
ABA Forum on the Construction Industry
The ABA Forum on the Construction Industry is sponsoring a 2013 Law Student Writing Competition. The essays may relate to any topic relating to construction law. The winner receives: a cash prize of $2,000; travel expenses and registration to attend the next annual meeting of the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry (where a first prize plaque will be presented); a one-year membership in the Forum and recognition in both the Forum newsletter, Under Construction, and on the Forum's website.
The deadline for submission is December 31, 2013.
ABA Section of International Law
The ABA Section of International Law is sponsoring the Rona R. Mears Student Writing Competition. The essay should address why Eric Snowden is guilty/not guilty of violating U.S., foreign, or international laws and whether the U.S government is guilty/not guilty of violating international law by actions disclosed by Mr. Snowden. The winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize and a $1,000 travel stipend to attend the section Spring Meeting.
The deadline for submission is December 31, 2013.
Florida State University Colleges of Law and Medicine
Florida State University Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law is sponsoring the Mollie and Paul Hill Student Writing Competition. The topic regards opportunities and challenges for collaboration between law and medicine in implementing the Affordable Care Act. See specific topic details on the website. The winning essay will receive $250.
The deadline for submission is January 2, 2014.
The GRAMMY Foundation
The GRAMMY Foundation is sponsoring its 16th Annual Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition, co-sponsored by the American Bar Association. The ELI Writing Competition invites law students to write a 3,000-word paper on a compelling legal topic facing the music industry today. First prize is a cash scholarship of $5,000 and $1,500 will be awarded to each of the four runners-up. Additionally, each winner will receive airfare, hotel accommodations and a ticket to the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014, as well as invitations to other GRAMMY Week activities, including the prestigious annual ELI Luncheon on Jan. 24.
The deadline for submission is January 4, 2014.
American College of Legal Medicine
ACLM is sponsoring its 2014 Student Writing Competition. Papers may deal with any aspect of legal medicine, including medical licensure and regulation of the profession, business aspects of medical practice, liability of physicians, hospitals, managed care organizations, and pharmaceutical manufacturers, public health law, the physician-patient relationship, care of special patients, food and drug law, medical research, forensic science, and the history of legal medicine. The prizes are as follows: Hirsh Award Winner, $1,000; 2nd Prize, $500; 3rd Prize, $250.
The deadline for submission is January 6, 2014.
Federal Bar Association on Taxation
The Federal Bar Association Section on Taxation is sponsoring the 2014 Donald C. Alexander Tax Law Writing Competition. Students are allowed to submit any original paper concerning federal taxation, so long as it is not written as part of paid employment, concerning federal taxation. First place: $2000; second place: $1000. Both will receive a trip to the FBA’s Annual Tax Law Conference in Washington, D.C. The winning entries may be published in the Tax Section newsletter the Report or in The Federal Lawyer.
The deadline for submission is January 6, 2014.
ABA Business Law Section
The ABA Business Law Section is sponsoring the 2013-2014 Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest. The paper may be specifically prepared for this contest; submitted in a class, seminar, or as an independent study; or a proposed law review/journal note, comment or article. Cash prizes will be awarded as follows: 1st place, $2,500; 2nd, $1,000; 3rd, $500. Each winner will receive an all-expense paid trip by the Section to attend the ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting to collect his/her prize. Outstanding papers may also be included in The Business Lawyer.
The deadline for submission is January 10, 2014.
International Trademark Association
The International Trademark Association is sponsoring the Ladas Memorial Award. The subject of the paper must be trademark law or a matter that directly relates to, or affects, trademarks. Winners receive a U.S. $2,000 cash award; a set of Stephen P. Ladas’s three-volume treatise, Patents, Trademarks, and Related Rights; and an invitation to attend INTA's Gala. The winning paper is also published in INTA's legal journal, the Trademark Reporter.
The deadline for submission is January 17, 2014.
Jackson Lewis LLP and the Institute for Law and the Workplace at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
Jackson Lewis LLP and the Institute for Law and the Workplace at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law are co-sponsoring the 2013-2014 Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law. Judges will consider papers on any topic relating to the law governing the workplace, such as employment law, labor law, employee benefits, or employment discrimination. One top honors award of $3,000 and two $1,000 awards will be presented to the top three entries. In addition, the top three entries will be published on the Institute for law and the Workplace website.
The deadline for submission is January 21, 2014.
Epstein Becker & Green
Epstein Becker & Green is sponsoring the Sixteenth Annual Health Law Writing Competition. Papers may address any traditional area of the law as applied to health care (e.g., antitrust, tax, corporate) or areas of law unique to health care (e.g.,fraud and abuse, managed care, Medicare/Medicaid, clinical trials). Cash prizes will be awarded as follows for the three best papers: First Place: $4,000, Second Place: $2,000, Third Place: $500. Entries in the top 20 percent will be considered for publication in the Annals of Health Law, which is published by the Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
The deadline for submission is January 24, 2014.
The University of Oklahoma College of Law
The University of Oklahoma College of Law is sponsoring its 2013-2014 Writing Competition. Papers will be accepted on any issue concerning American Indian law or indigenous peoples. The first place winner receives $1,000 and publication in the American Indian Law Review, an official periodical of the University of Oklahoma College of Law with international distribution. The second place winner receives $500, and third place receives $250.
The deadline for submission is January 31, 2014.
The American Constitution Society
The American Constitution Society is sponsoring the seventh annual Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law. Submissions should be related to American regulatory or administrative law, broadly construed. The author of the winning paper will receive a cash prize of $1,500. The winning papers will receive special recognition at the ACS National Convention, on the ACS website, and potentially through other means agreed upon by the authors and ACS
The deadline for submission is February 7, 2014.
The American Constitution Society
The American Constitution Society is sponsoring the Constance Baker Motley National Student Writing Competition. ACS welcomes all student papers furthering and promoting a progressive vision of the Constitution, law and public policy. The winner will be awarded $3,000 and receive an offer of publication in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law; two runners-up will receive $1,000 each.
The deadline for submission is February 14, 2014. University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law.
ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Liability
The ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Liability is sponsoring the Levit Essay Contest For Law Students and Young Lawyers. The contest encourages original and innovative research and writing in the area of legal malpractice law, professional liability insurance and loss prevention. The winner will receive $5,000 and a free trip to Boston to attend the Spring 2014 National Legal Malpractice Conference.
The deadline for submission is February 21, 2014.
American Bankruptcy Institute
ABI is sponsoring the Sixth Annual ABI Bankruptcy Law Student Writing Competition. Any topic about current issues regarding bankruptcy jurisdiction, bankruptcy litigation, or evidence in bankruptcy cases or proceedings is welcome. The paper may address business or consumer cases and may include matters such as bankruptcy sales, plan confirmation and other topics that involve jurisdiction, litigation or evidence in the bankruptcy courts. The first place winner will receive a prize of $2,000; second place, $1,500; third place, $750. All winners will receive publication of his or her paper in the prestigious ABI Journal and a one-year ABI membership.
The deadline for submission is March 1, 2014.
ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section
The ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section is sponsoring its Annual Law Student Writing Competition. Entries should be on a current topic in a legal area covered by one of the Section’s substantive law committees and should be of national interest. First prize includes $1,500 cash, airfare and hotel accommodations to the Section’s Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, and possible publication in the ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Law Journal. Second prize is $500 and an honorable mention in the section magazine; third prize is an honorable mention in the section magazine.
The deadline for submission is April 1, 2014.
Environmental Law Institute
The Environmental Law Institute is sponsoring the 2013-2014 Beveridge & Diamond Constitutional Environmental Law Writing Competition. Papers may be on any topic addressing developments or trends in U.S. environmental law that have a significant constitutional or "federalism" component. Suggested topics appear on their website. The author of the winning essay will receive $2000 cash, an offer of publication in the Environmental Law Reporter, and a one-year individual membership to ELI.
The deadline for submission is April 7, 2014.
The National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees
The NACTT is sponsoring the 6th Annual Law Student Writing Competition. The topic should be on an issue concerning Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code. First place includes a $1,000 cash prize, free registration and room for the NACTT annual seminar in Chicago, and publication in the NACTT Quarterly.
The deadline for submission is April 30, 2014.
ABA Section of Administrative law and Regulatory Practice
The ABA Section of Administrative law and Regulatory Practice is sponsoring the 2014 Gellhorn-Sargentich Law Student Essay Competition. Papers may discuss any topic relating to administrative law. The winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize and round-trip airfare and accommodation to attend the Section’s Fall Conference in Washington, DC. The winning entry may be selected for publication in the Administrative and Regulatory Law News and/or the Administrative Law Review.
The deadline for submission is May 1, 2014.
IT-Lex and Foley & Lardner LLP
IT-Lex and Foley & Lardner LLP are sponsoring the 2014 Technology Law Writing Competition. Students in good standing at an ABA accredited law school are eligible to enter the competition. Submissions must be on topic that address technology law. Winners will receive cash prizes, publication in the IT-Lex Journal, and invitations to become IT-Lex members. First place will recieve $6,000 and the opportunity to present his or her article at the IT-Lex Innovate Conference on October 9-10, 2014. Second place receives $2,000 and third place receives $1,000.
The deadline for submission is May 2, 2014.
American Association of Law Libraries/LexisNexis
AALL/LexisNexis are sponsoring their Call for Papers. Papers may address any subject relevant to law librarianship. The winner will receive $650, plus the opportunity to present their winning papers at a program during the 2014 AALL Annual Meeting in San Antonio. Winning papers are also considered for publication in Law Library Journal.
The deadline for submission is May 15. 2014.