Writing Competitions

Law students are eligible to enter writing competitions sponsored by organizations around the country. Many of these competitions award scholarships or cash prizes to the winning students.

Printed notices are posted on the bulletin board outside of TNH 4.110.

Here are some you may be interested in:

  • The American Kennel Club’s Companion Animal Writing Competition for papers on animal control laws or fraudulent claims for service animals (prizes of $2,500 and $500; deadline is Nov. 30, 2019)
  • The American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers’ 2020 Writing Competition for publishable student case notes, articles or comments discussing aspects of US consumer financial services law (awards include cash payments of $5,000, $3,500, and $1,500; deadline is Dec. 1, 2019)
  • The Recording Academy’s 22nd Annual Entertainment Law Initiative writing competition for papers on proposed solutions to compelling legal issues confronting the music industry (winner receives $10,000 scholarship; two runners-up receive $2,500 scholarship; deadline is Jan. 2, 2020)

The American Bar Association collects writing competitions here.

The University of Richmond School of Law collects writing competitions here.

Suffolk University collects writing competitions here.