Law

Writing Competitions

Many organizations throughout the country, and the world, sponsor writing competitions for law students.  The competitions typically focus on a particular area of the law.  Participating in a writing competition is a great way to explore an area of interest and to hone your writing skills.  As a bonus, the competitions often grant cash prizes, travel opportunities, or publication opportunities for the winning essays.  For more information feel free to contact Professor Rachel Smith (rachel.smith@uc.edu) or view the table below.

Legal writing competitions by topic.
Topic Sponsor Competition Name Submission Website Link 1st Prize Value
Administrative Law ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Gellhorn-Sargentich Law Student Essay Competition May 1, 2018 American Bar Association  $5,000
Native American Law or Indigenous Peoples The Sovereignty Symposium XXX Justice Rudolph Hargrave Writing Competition May 1, 2018 Justice Rudolph Hardgrave Writing Competition  $1,500
Economic Liberty Pacific Legal Foundation Law Student Writing Competition May 15, 2018 Pacific Legal Foundation Law Student Writing Competition: Economic Liberty $5,000
Environmental Law Pacific Legal Foundation Law Student Writing Competition May 15, 2018 http://www.pacificlegal.org/pja/writingcomp  $3,000
Free Speech Pacific Legal Foundation Law Student Writing Competition May 15, 2018 http://www.pacificlegal.org/pja/writingcomp  $3,000
Property Law Pacific Legal Foundation Law Student Writing Competition May 15, 2018 pacificlegal.org $3,000
International Law Customs and International Trade Bar Association and Brooklyn Law School Andrew P. Vance Memorial Writing Competition May 17, 2018 law.uga.edu $1,000
Endangered Species ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Endangered Species Writing Competition May 18, 2018 americanbar.org $1,000
Bicycle Safety Law The Advocates at Driggs, Bills & Day The Advocates Scholarship May 30, 2018 utahadvocates.com $1,000
Sports Law National Sports Law Institute Anne Wall Brand Protection Student Writing Competition And Award May 31, 2018 law.marquette.edu  
Property Law ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Law Student Writing Contest May 31, 2018 americanbar.org $2,500
Energy Law ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Energy Law Writing Competition May 31, 2018 americanbar.org $1,000
Intellectual Property IDEA: The Journal of the Franklin Pierce Center For Intellectual Property IDEA 2018 Student Writing Contest May 31, 2018 law.unh.edu $500
Tax Law Tax Analysts Tax Analysts Annual Student Writing Competition May 31, 2018 taxanalysts.org publication
Justice System--Fiction ABA Journal Ross Essay Contest June 1, 2018 abajournal.com $3,000
Environmental Law New York State Bar Association Prof. Wm R. Ginsberg Memorial Essay Contest June 1, 2018 nysba.org $1,000
Firearms Moses & Rooth Legal Scholarship  June 1, 2018 mosesandrooth.com $1,000
Holocaust University of Alberta Holocaust Remembrance Essay Award June 1, 2018 ualberta.ca $500 CDN
Labor & Employment Law American College of Employee Benefits Counsel Employee Benefits Writing Competition June 1, 2018 acebc.com $1,500
Workers' Compensation Law Michigan Workers Comp Lawyers/Law Offices of Alex Berman, PC Michigan Workers Comp Law Scholarship June 1, 2018 workerscomplawyerhelp.com $500
Employment Benefits American College of Employee Benefits Counsel Annual Employee Benefits Writing Competition June 1, 2018 acebc.com $1,500
Legal Writing The Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation Brown Award for Excellence in Legal Writing June 1, 2018 brownsims.com $10,000
Planning/Land Use American Planning Association Smith-Babcock-Williams Student Writing Competition June 4, 2018 planning.org $2,000
Disability Law Mercer University School of Law and the ABA Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law Adam A. Milani Disability Law Writing Competition June 8, 2018 law.mercer.edu $1,000
Admiralty and Maritime Law ABA Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee Recent Developments in Admiralty and Maritime Law June 8, 2018 americanbar.org $1,000
Food and Drug Law Food and Drug Law Institution (FDLI) H. Thomas Austern Memorial Writing Competitions June 11, 2018 fdli.org $750
Labor & Employment Law ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law National Student Writing Competition June 15, 2018 laborandemploymentcollege.org $3,000
Alternative Dispute Resolution ABA Dispute Resolution James Boskey ADR Writing Competition June 15, 2018 americanbar.org $1,000
Labor & Employment Law The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers/ABA College of Labor and Employment Lawyers -- Writing Competition for Law Students June 15, 2018 laborandemploymentcollege.org $3,000
Misc. Chapman LLC Chapman Scholarship for Law Students June 15, 2018 johnschapman.com  
Trusts and Estates American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Mary Moers Wenig Student Writing Competition June 15, 2018 actecfoundation.org $5,000
Intellectual Property American Intellectual Property Law Association Robert C. Watson Award June 29, 2018 aipla.org travel expenses
Information  Technology State Bar of Michigan Edward F. Langs Writing Competition June 30, 2018 connect.michbar.org $3,000
Pharmacy Law American Society for Pharmacy Law Larry M. Simonsmeier Award June 30, 2018 aspl.org Award
Public Utility, Transportation, Communication Law ABA Law Student Division K. William Kolbe Writing Competition June 30, 2018 americanbar.org $2,500
Cultural Heritage The Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation Cultural Heritage Preservation Law Student Writing Competition June 30, 2018 culturalheritagelaw.org $500
Expungement Law Higbee & Associates Law Student Expungement Writing Competition June 30, 2018 recordgone.com $2,000
Women's Rights National Association of Women Lawyers Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing  Competition June 30, 2018 cschs.org $2,500
Civil Liberties Chicago-Kent College of Law Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize July 1, 2018 kentlaw.iit.edu $10,000
Religious Liberty Washington, D.C. Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society Founding Fathers Religious Liberty Writing Competition July 1, 2018 dropbox.com $4,000
Asian Pacific American Issues Asian Pacific ABA Robert T. Matsui Annual Writing Competition July 1, 2018 aefdc.com $6,000
Criminal Justice ABA Section of Criminal Justice William W. Greenhalgh Student Writing Competition July 1, 2018 americanbar.org $2,500
Ethics/Professional Responsibility American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Writing Competition July 1, 2018 innsofcourt.org $5,000
Education Law The Education Law Association George Jay Joseph Education Law Writing Award July 1, 2018 educationlaw.org publication
Jurisprudence Federal Circuit Bar Association George Hutchinson Writing Competition July 1, 2018 fedcirbar.org $3,000
Tax Law Theodore Tannenwald, Jr. Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship Tannenwald Writing Competition July 6, 2018 tannenwald.org $5,000
Construction Law ABA Construction Industry Law Student Writing Competition July 9, 2018 americanbar.org $2,000
Animal Law Committee on Animals and the Law of the New York State Bar Association  Student Writing Competition July 12, 2018 nysba.org $1,000
Public Interest Law University of Pennsylvania Law Review Public Interest Essay Competition July 30, 2018 pennlawreview.com $5,000
Juvenile Justice The Tiftickjian Law Firm, P.C. Juvenile Justice Law School Scholarship  July 31, 2018 criminallawdenver.com $1,000
Human Rights Union Internationale Des Avocats Jacques Leroy International Prize in Business & Human Rights July 31, 2018 innsofcourt.org $1,000
Military Law National Institute for Military Justice Admiral John S. Jenkins Prize for Excellence in Military Studies July 31, 2018 nimj.org $250
Business Law New York State Bar Association Business Law Section Business Law Section Annual Law Student Writing Competition August 15, 2018 New York State Bar Association Business Law Section Annual Writing Competition $2,000
Securities Law & Arbitration Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA) James E. Beckley Writing Competition August 31, 2018 http://piabafoundation.org/piabe-bar-journal/beckley-competition $1,000
Legal Practice NW Corporate Law Scholarship Northwest Corporate Law LLC October 1, 2018 nwcorporatelaw.com $1,000
Bicycle Safety Law The Advocates at Driggs, Bills & Day The Advocates Scholarship December 15, 2018 utahadvocates.com $1,000
Misc. The National Law Review The NLR Law Student Writing Competition  Monthly http://www.natlawreview.com/NLR-law-student-writing-competition publication
International Economic Law Houston Journal of International Law James Baker Hughes Prize rolling http://www.hjil.org/submissions/james-baker-hughes/ $500
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Topic Sponsor Competition Name Submission Deadline Website Link 1st Prize Value    
Health Law Florida State University Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law Mollie and Paul Hill Student Writing Competition January 2, 2017 http://med.fsu.edu/medlaw $250    
Disability Law Thomas Jefferson School of Law Jameson Crane III Writing Competition January 15, 2017 Jameson Crane III Writing Competition  $1,500    
Dispute Resolution University of Missouri School of Law and the American Society of International Law (ASIL) Dispute Resolution and Midwest Interest Groups Dispute Resolution Student Writing Competition January 15, 2017 lawprofessors.typepad.com $450    
Scholarship Custom-Writing.org Essay Writing Contest January 18, 2017 custom-writing.org $800    
Ethics/Professional Responsibility Santa Clara University School of Law Santa Clara Centennial Student Writing Competition February 1, 2017 law.scu.edu/ $1,000    
Alcohol Addiction AlcoRehab.org Alcohol Addiction Awareness Essay Contest February 1, 2017 alcorehab.org/scholarship/  $3,000    
Business Law JBSL/Michigan State University College of Law Elliot A. Spoon Business Law Writing  Competition February 5, 2017 law.uidaho.edu/ $500    
Criminal Law/Procedure State Bar of California Marshall Manne Schulman Competition for Student Papers in Criminal Law and/or Criminal Procedure February 28, 2017 criminallaw.calbar.ca.gov/ $500    
Ethics  Brogdon and Champion Brogdon and Champion Law School Essay Contest March 1, 2017 brogdonchampion.com/essay-contest $2,500    
Tort Law ABA Section Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Student Writing Competition April 1, 2017 abaforlawstudents.com/ $1,500    
Accounting & Law American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants Attorney-CPA Foundation Essay Contest April 1, 2017 free-4u.com/ $1,500    
International Law International Chamber of  Commerce Institute of World Business Law Prize April 1, 2017 iccwbo.org/ $10,000    
Intellectual Property Georgia State Law Intellectual Property Student Writing Competition May 2, 2017 law.gsu.edu/ $3,000    
Domestic Violence ABA Commission on Domestic Violence Law Student Writing Competition May 19, 2017 americanbar.org/ publication & honorarium     
Civil Litigation, Defense International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) Legal Writing Contest May 19, 2017 iadclaw.org/ $2,000    
Food Safety Pritzker Hageman, P.A. Food Safety Scholarship June 1, 2017 pritzkerlaw.com/scholarship/ $3,000    
Human Rights Terasem Movement, Inc.  Annual Colloquium on the Law of Futuristic Persons June 1, 2017 terasemcentral.org/events.html      
Disaster Law International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies International & Comparative Disaster Law Essay Contest July 7, 2017 ifrc.org/ CHF 500    
Federal Claims Court of Federal Claims Bar Association Law Student Writing Competition July 14, 2017 cfcbar.org/writing-competition $3,500    
Scholarship (App. Only)  U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association Law Student Writing Competition July 14, 2017 cfcbar.org/writing-competition $2,000    
Appellate Practice & Procedure American Academy of Appellate Lawyers Howard B. Eisenberg Writing Competition July 17, 2017 appellateacademy.org/ $2,000    
National Security ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security Leibman National Security Law Student Writing Competition August 15, 2017 americanbar.org/ $500    
Public Contract Law ABA & Public Contract Law Journal ABA/PCLJ Writing Competition September 30, 2017 pclj.org/ $5,000    
Securities Law Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni Writing Competition November 10, 2017 secalumni.org/ $5,000    
International Law International Law and Practice Section of the New York State Bar Association Albert S. Pergam Writing Competition of the New York State Bar Association International Law Practice Section November 10, 2017 nysba.org/ $2,000    
International Law The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies The Paul Guggenheim Prize November 15, 2017 graduateinstitute.ch/ Swiss francs 15 000     
Haiku ABA Young Lawyers Division Haiku Contest for Law Students November 15, 2017 americanbar.org/ $300    
Women's Studies/Feminism University of Leicester Victoria Fisher Memorial Prize Essay  November 30, 2017 blogs.law.nyu.edu/  ÃƒÂ‚£250.00    
Banking Law American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers ACCFSL Annual Writing Competition December 1, 2017 accfsl.org/writing-competition/ $1,000    
Health Law ABA Section of Health Law Health Law Section Writing Competition December 1, 2017 americanbar.org/ $500    
Intellectual Property The Richard Linn American Inn of Court The Mark T. Banner Scholarship December 8, 2017 linninn.org/ $10,000 Scholarship  
Environmental Law Vermont Law School & Vermont Journal of Environmental Law White River Environmental Law  Writing Competition December 11, 2017 vjel.vermontlaw.edu/writing-competition/ $1,000    
Consumer Financial Services Law New York State Bar Association Phil Cowan Memorial/BMI Scholarship Writing Competition December 12, 2017 nysba.org/ $2,500    
Lesbian, Gay, Bi, & Trans. Legal Issues Charles R. Williams Project on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy at UCLA School of Law Dukeminier Award December 15, 2017 williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/ $1,000    
Entertainment/Sports Law GRAMMY Foundation and ABA Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition January 2, 2018 grammy.com/entertainment-law-initiative $10,000    
Scholarship American Association of University Women Educational Foundation AAUW Educational Foundation Selected Professions Fellowships January 10, 2018 aauw.org/ $5,000-$18,000    
Health Law American College of Legal Medicine Hirsh Award January 15, 2018 aclm.org/ $1,000    
Workers' Compensation Law The College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers  Writing Competition for Law Students January 15, 2018 cwclawyers.org/ $2,000    
Labor & Employment Law IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law January 17, 2018 kentlaw.iit.edu/ $3,000    
Tax Law Federal Bar Association Section of Taxation Donald C. Alexander Tax Law Writing Competition January 18, 2018 fedbar.org/tax $2,000    
Intellectual Property International Trademark Association Ladas Memorial Award January 19, 2018 inta.org/ $2,500    
Ethics/Professional Responsibility AmericanLawRadio.com & Malik Law Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association January 22, 2018 clemetrobar.org $1,500    
Antitrust ABA Section of Antitrust Law Law Student Writing Competition January 31, 2018 americanbar.org/ $2,500    
Native American Law or Indigenous Peoples American Indian Law Review University of Oklahoma College of Law American Indian Law Writing Competition January 31, 2018 law.ou.edu/ $1,000    
Environmental Law Ohio State Bar Association and McMahon DeGulis LLP Ohio State Bar Association Environmental Law Award January 31, 2018 mdllp.net/ $1,000    
Scholarship American Association for Justice AAJ Trial Advocacy Scholarship February 1, 2018 justice.org/ $3,000    
Scholarship American Association for Justice Mike Eidson Scholarship February 1, 2018 justice.org/ $5,000    
Scholarship American Association for Justice Richard D. Hailey Scholarship February 1, 2018 justice.org/ $5,000    
International Business Law Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems:  A Journal of the University of Iowa College of Law Trandafir International Business Writing Competition February 1, 2018 tlcp.law.uiowa.edu/ $2,000    
Business Law ABA Section of Business Law Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest February 1, 2018 americanbar.org/ $2,500    
Race & Justice Law Southeast/Southwest People of Color Legal Scholarship Student Writing Competition February 1, 2018 seswpocc.org/ $1,000    
Human Rights Academy on Human Rights & Humanitarian Law American University Human Rights Essay Award Competition February 1, 2018 wcl.american.edu/ Conference expenses    
Administrative Law American Constitution Society for Law and Policy Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law February 4, 2018 acslaw.org/ $1,500    
Ethics/Professional Responsibility Cleveland Metro Bar Association Ethics & Professionalism Essay Competition February 9, 2018 CleMetroBar.org/Essay $1,500    
Health Law Epstein, Becker & Green Health Care and Life Sciences Law Writing Competition February 9, 2018 ebglaw.com/ $4,000    
Constitutional Law American Constitution Society for Law and Policy Constance Baker Motley National Student Writing Competition February 11, 2018 acslaw.org/ $3,000    
Family Law Association of Family & Conciliation Courts/Hofstra Family Law Writing Competition February 15, 2018 law.hofstra.edu/ $500    
Intellectual Property ATRIP Essay Competition for Young Researchers in Intellectual Property Law February 15, 2018 atrip.org/Essays      
Business Law New York State Bar Association Business Law Section Business Law Section Annual Law Student Writing Competition February 15, 2018 nysba.org/ $2,000    
Reproductive Justice Law Students for Reproductive Justice Sarah Weddington Prize for New Student Scholarship in Reproductive Rights February 19, 2018 Sarah Weddington Prize for New Student Scholarship in Reproductive Rights
$750    
Bankruptcy Law American Bankruptcy Institute Bankruptcy Law Student Writing Competition March 1, 2018 papers.abi.org/ $2,000    
Housing Law ABA Section of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law Affordable Housing & Community Development Law Writing Competition March 3, 2018 americanbar.org/ $1,000    
Intellectual Property New York Intellectual Property Law Association (NYIPLA) Hon. William C. Conner Writing Competition March 5, 2018 nyipla.org/ $1,500    
Scholarship Dallas Hispanic Law Foundation Scholarships for Hispanic Law Students March 9, 2018 dallashispaniclawfoundation.com/ $$    
Ethics/Professional Responsibility ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Liability Ed Mendrzycki Essay Contest March 9, 2018 americanbar.org/ $5,000    
Scholarship  American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation Sidney V. Williams, Jr. Scholarship March 16, 2018 aiplef.org/ $10,000    
Technology Law Berkeley Technology Law Journal Berkeley Technology Law Journal Student Writing Competition March 28, 2018 btlj.org/ $1,000    
Animal Law The American Kennel Club Companion Animal Writing Contest March 30, 2018 cqrcengage.com/ $2,500   5/8/18
International Insolvency International Insolvency Institute Prize in International Insolvency Studies March 31, 2018 iiiglobal.org/ $3,000    
Lesbian, Gay, Bi, & Trans. Legal Issues National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) Bar Association Michael Greenberg Student Writing Competition April 1, 2018 lgbtbar.org/ $1,000    
Scholarship (Animal Law) Animal Legal Defense Fund Advancement of Animal Law Scholarships April 2, 2018 aldf.org/ $5,000    
Environmental Law Environmental Law Institute (ELI) Beveridge & Diamond Constitutional Environmental Law Writing Competition April 9, 2018 eli.org/ $2,000    
Tax Law John Marshall Law School Paul Faherty Tax Law Writing Competition April 13, 2018 jmls.edu/ $3,000    
National Security The Air Force Judge Advocate General's School and the Air Force JAG School Foundation National Security Law Writing Competition April 15, 2018 afjag.af.mil/ $2,000    
International Law Groningen Journal of International Law  Student Writing Competition April 15, 2018 grojil.org/ publication    
Legal History American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition April 16, 2018 aallnet.org/ $500    
Ethics/Professional Responsibility Notre Dame Law School Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition April 27, 2018 nd.edu/ $2,500   4/13/17
Health Law Virginia State Bar Health Law Section Student Writing Competition April 27, 2018 vsb.org/ $1,500    
Family Law ABA Section of Family Law Howard C. Schwab Memorial Essay Contest April 27, 2018 americanbar.org/ $1,500    
Environmental Law & Class Actions Public Justice Foundation Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Contest April 30, 2018 citizen.org/law-school-contest $5,000    
Bankruptcy Law National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees Annual Law Student Writing Competition April 30, 2018 nactt.com $1,000    
Antitrust New York State Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law Law Student Writing Competition April 30, 2018 nysba.org/awards/ $5,000    
Native American Law or Indigenous Peoples The Sovereignty Symposium XXX Justice Rudolph Hargrave Writing Competition May 1, 2018 thesovereigntysymposium.com/ $1,500   5/8/18
Administrative Law ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Gellhorn-Sargentich Law Student Essay Competition May 1, 2018 americanbar.org/ $5,000   5/8/18
Environmental Law Pacific Legal Foundation Law Student Writing Competition May 15, 2018 pacificlegal.org/pja/writingcomp  $3,000    
Free Speech Pacific Legal Foundation Law Student Writing Competition May 15, 2018 pacificlegal.org/pja/writingcomp  $3,000    
Property Law Pacific Legal Foundation Law Student Writing Competition May 15, 2018 pacificlegal.org/pja/writingcomp  $3,000    
Economic Liberty Pacific Legal Foundation Law Student Writing Competition May 15, 2018 pacificlegal.org/ $5,000   5/8/18
International Law Customs and International Trade Bar Association and Brooklyn Law School Andrew P. Vance Memorial Writing Competition May 17, 2018 law.uga.edu/ $1,000   5/8/18
Endangered Species ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Endangered Species Writing Competition May 18, 2018 americanbar.org/ $1,000   5/8/18
Bicycle Safety Law The Advocates at Driggs, Bills & Day The Advocates Scholarship May 30, 2018 utahadvocates.com/scholarship/ $1,000   5/8/18
Tax Law Tax Analysts Tax Analysts Annual Student Writing Competition May 31, 2018 taxanalysts.org/ publication   5/8/18
Sports Law National Sports Law Institute Anne Wall Brand Protection Student Writing Competition And Award May 31, 2018 law.marquette.edu/     5/8/18
Intellectual Property IDEA®: The Journal of the Franklin Pierce Center For Intellectual Property IDEA 2018 Student Writing Contest May 31, 2018 law.unh.edu/ $500 and publication 5/8/18
Energy Law ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Energy Law Writing Competition May 31, 2018 americanbar.org/ $1,000   5/8/18
Property Law ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Law Student Writing Contest May 31, 2018 americanbar.org/ $2,500   5/8/18
Justice System--Fiction ABA Journal Ross Essay Contest June 1, 2018 abajournal.com/ $3,000   5/8/18
Environmental Law New York State Bar Association Prof. Wm R. Ginsberg Memorial Essay Contest June 1, 2018 nysba.org/ $1,000   5/8/18
Workers' Compensation Law Michigan Workers Comp Lawyers/Law Offices of Alex Berman, PC Michigan Workers Comp Law Scholarship June 1, 2018 workerscomplawyerhelp.com/scholarship/ $500   5/8/18
Labor & Employment Law American College of Employee Benefits Counsel Employee Benefits Writing Competition June 1, 2018 acebc.com/ $1,500   5/8/18
Employment Benefits American College of Employee Benefits Counsel Annual Employee Benefits Writing Competition June 1, 2018 acebc.com/
$1,500   5/8/18
Legal Writing The Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation Brown Award for Excellence in Legal Writing June 1, 2018 brownsims.com/ $10,000   5/8/18
Firearms Moses & Rooth Legal Scholarship  June 1, 2018 mosesandrooth.com/ $1,000   5/8/18
Holocaust University of Alberta Holocaust Remembrance Essay Award June 1, 2018 ualberta.ca/ $500 CDN   5/8/18
Planning/Land Use American Planning Association Smith-Babcock-Williams Student Writing Competition June 4, 2018 planning.org/ $2,000   5/8/18
Disability Law Mercer University School of Law and the ABA Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law Adam A. Milani Disability Law Writing Competition June 8, 2018 law.mercer.edu/ $1,000   5/8/18
Admiralty and Maritime Law ABA Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee Recent Developments in Admiralty and Maritime Law June 8, 2018 americanbar.org/ $1,000   5/8/18
Food and Drug Law Food and Drug Law Institution (FDLI) H. Thomas Austern Memorial Writing Competitions June 11, 2018 fdli.org/ $750 (Previously $4,000) 5/8/18
Misc. Chapman LLC Chapman Scholarship for Law Students June 15, 2018 johnschapman.com/      
Labor & Employment Law The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers/ABA College of Labor and Employment Lawyers -- Writing Competition for Law Students June 15, 2018 laborandemploymentcollege.org/ $3,000   5/8/18
Trusts and Estates American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Mary Moers Wenig Student Writing Competition June 15, 2018 actecfoundation.org/ $5,000   5/8/18
Alternative Dispute Resolution ABA Dispute Resolution James Boskey ADR Writing Competition June 15, 2018 americanbar.org/ $1,000   5/8/18
Labor & Employment Law ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law National Student Writing Competition June 15, 2018 laborandemploymentcollege.org/ $3,000   5/8/18
Scholarship Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship June 15, 2018 bakerdonelson.com/ $10,000    
Property Law Texas A&M Journal of Property Law National Writing Contest June 29, 2018 law.tamu.edu/ publication    
Intellectual Property American Intellectual Property Law Association Robert C. Watson Award June 29, 2018 aipla.org/ travel expenses   5/8/18
Information  Technology State Bar of Michigan Edward F. Langs Writing Competition June 30, 2018 connect.michbar.org/ $3,000   5/8/18
Pharmacy Law American Society for Pharmacy Law Larry M. Simonsmeier Award June 30, 2018 aspl.org/ Award   5/8/18
Expungement Law Higbee & Associates Law Student Expungement Writing Competition June 30, 2018 recordgone.com/ $2,000   5/8/18
Public Utility, Transportation, Communication Law ABA Law Student Division K. William Kolbe Writing Competition June 30, 2018 americanbar.org/ $2,500   5/8/18
Women's Rights National Association of Women Lawyers Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing  Competition June 30, 2018 cschs.org/ $2,500   5/8/18
Cultural Heritage The Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation Cultural Heritage Preservation Law Student Writing Competition June 30, 2018 culturalheritagelaw.org/competition/ $500   5/8/18
Ethics/Professional Responsibility American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Writing Competition July 1, 2018 home.innsofcourt.org/ $5,000   5/8/18
Asian Pacific American Issues Asian Pacific ABA Robert T. Matsui Annual Writing Competition July 1, 2018 aefdc.com/ $6,000   5/8/18
Education Law The Education Law Association George Jay Joseph Education Law Writing Award July 1, 2018 educationlaw.org/ publication   5/8/18
Jurisprudence Federal Circuit Bar Association George Hutchinson Writing Competition July 1, 2018 fedcirbar.org/ $3,000   5/8/18
Criminal Justice ABA Section of Criminal Justice William W. Greenhalgh Student Writing Competition July 1, 2018 americanbar.org/ $2,500   5/8/18
Religious Liberty Washington, D.C. Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society Founding Fathers Religious Liberty Writing Competition July 1, 2018 dropbox.com/ $4,000   5/8/18
Civil Liberties Chicago-Kent College of Law Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize July 1, 2018 kentlaw.iit.edu/ $10,000   5/8/18
Tax Law Theodore Tannenwald, Jr. Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship Tannenwald Writing Competition July 6, 2018 tannenwald.org/ $5,000   5/8/18
Construction Law ABA Construction Industry Law Student Writing Competition July 9, 2018 americanbar.org/ $2,000   5/8/18
Animal Law Committee on Animals and the Law of the New York State Bar Association  Student Writing Competition July 12, 2018 nysba.org/ $1,000   5/8/18
Public Interest Law University of Pennsylvania Law Review Public Interest Essay Competition July 30, 2018 pennlawreview.com/ $5,000   5/8/18
Human Rights Union Internationale Des Avocats Jacques Leroy International Prize in Business & Human Rights July 31, 2018 home.innsofcourt.org/ € 1,000   5/8/18
Scholarship Cantor Crane Personal Injury Lawyer Student Scholarship Fund July 31, 2018 cantorcrane.com/ $1,000    
Military Law National Institute for Military Justice Admiral John S. Jenkins Prize for Excellence in Military Studies July 31, 2018 nimj.org/ $250   5/8/18
Juvenile Justice The Tiftickjian Law Firm, P.C. Juvenile Justice Law School Scholarship  July 31, 2018 criminallawdenver.com/ $1,000 Scholarship 5/8/18
Business Law New York State Bar Association Business Law Section Business Law Section Annual Law Student Writing Competition August 15, 2018 nysba.org/ $2,000   5/8/18
Securities Law & Arbitration Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA) James E. Beckley Writing Competition August 31, 2018 piabafoundation.org/ $1,000   5/8/18
Labor & Employment Law New York State Bar Association Dr. Emanuel Stein and Kenneth Stein Memorial Law Student Writing Competition October 1, 2018 nysba.org/ $3,000    
Legal Practice NW Corporate Law Scholarship Northwest Corporate Law LLC October 1, 2018 nwcorporatelaw.com/ $1,000 The scholarship is awarded biannually. Each semester (spring and fall), there will be one award of $1000 to one student applicant, awarded at the discretion of the firm. The awarded funds may only be spent on law school educational expenses. 5/8/18
International Law Goettingen Journal of International Law GoJIL Student Essay Competition October 31, 2018 gojil.eu/ publication check for 2018  
Immigrants The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans November 1, 2018 pdsoros.org/apply $25,000 Scholarship  
Criminal Law Law Offices of David Michael Cantor Strive to be the Best Criminal Lawyer Scholarship Fund November 30, 2018 dmcantor.com/ $2,500    
Law School, Why Lamber-Goodnow Injury Law Team Rocky Mountain Educational Dreams Scholarships December 1, 2018 lambergoodnow.com/ $1,000    
Energy Law Institute for Energy Law (IEL) IEL Hartrick Scholar Writing Competition December 7, 2018 cailaw.org/ $2,500    
Alcohol Policy Center for Alcohol Policy State Regulation of Alcohol December 7, 2018 centerforalcoholpolicy.org/ $5,000    
Personal Essay The Reeves Law Group The Reeves Law Group Scholarship December 15, 2018 robertreeveslaw.com/scholarship/ $3,000    
Bicycle Safety Law The Advocates at Driggs, Bills & Day The Advocates Scholarship December 15, 2018 utahadvocates.com/scholarship/ $1,000   5/8/18
Constitutional Law Howell & Christmas, LLC Visionary Scholarship December 31, 2018 howellandchristmas.com/ $1,000 Scholarship 7/31 & 11/30  
Expert Witnesses The Expert Institute Legal Blog Post Writing Contest December 31, 2018 theexpertinstitute.com/writing-contest $2,000    
Federalism McGill University's Faculty of Law and the Peter MacKell Chair in Federalism Baxter Family Competition on Federalism January 14, 2019 mcgill.ca/ $5,000 bi-annual  
Legal Writing Mensa Education & Research Foundation Essay Contest January 15, 2019 mensafoundation.org/ $3,000    
Scholarship Fitch Law Partners LLP Scholarships for Students  April 1, 2019 fitchlp.com/ $1,500    
Misc. The National Law Review The NLR Law Student Writing Competition  Monthly natlawreview.com publication    
International Economic Law Houston Journal of International Law James Baker Hughes Prize rolling hjil.org/ $500    
Scholarship ABA Council for Racial & Ethnic Diversity in the Educational Pipeline Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund TBD americanbar.org/ $15,000