For articles discussing some aspect of U.S. consumer financial services law. Topics that relate principally to securities regulation, bankruptcy, 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 U.S. consumer financial services law (award $1,500; deadline November 1, 2023)
For entries focused on the full range of the alternative dispute resolution field (consensus-based resolution, adjudicative processes, or mixed processes) or on ADR process design, practice techniques, specific case studies, related legislation, and ethical dilemmas and standards for dispute resolution professionals (first and second-place awards of $5,000 and $2,000 respectively; deadline December 15, 2023)
For papers identifying a historical individual or event and explaining how it aligns with NAWL’s mission to provide leadership, a collective voice, and essential resources to advance women in the legal profession and advocate for equality of women under the law (award $500 ; deadline February 1, 2024)
Collections of Writing Competitions
In addition to the competitions highlighted above, these organizations offer lists of other writing competitions open to students.