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Writing Competitions

Competitions are listed by chronologically by deadline date.



2015 Mollie and Paul Hill Student Writing Competition in Medical-Legal Interprofessional Collaboration
Sponsor: Florida State University
More Information: Website
Topic: Discuss the ways in which the medical and legal professions may work together collaboratively to address the problem of excessive, unnecessary, wasteful, and inefficient provision of medical services in the U.S.
Deadline: All papers must be submitted in the proper format electronically to by midnight (EST) on January 2, 2015.
The 17th Annual Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition
Sponsor: Grammy Foundation
More Information: Website
Topic: Entertainment Law. See web address for more information.
Deadline: Paper submission deadline is Jan. 6, 2015 by 1pm EST
2015 Mendes Hershamn Student Writing Contest
Sponsor: ABA Business Law Section
More Information: Website
Topic: Business Law (Agency, Creditor's Rights, Bankruptcy, Financial Institutions, Business Law, Employment Law, Business Organizations, Insurance Law, Commercial Law, Oil and Gas Law, Consumer Law, Professional Responsibility, Contracts, Remedies, Corporate Finance, Secured Transactions, Corporate Governance, Securities Regulations, Corporations, Uniform Commercial Code.
Deadline: Entries must be RECEIVED by Jan. 9, 2015
Jameson Crane III Disability and the Law Writing Competition
Sponsored By: Thomas Jefferson School of Law
For more information: For further details, please consult the competition webpage:
Topic: Submitted papers may be on any topic relating to disability law including, legal issues arising with respect to employment, government services and programs, public accommodations, education, higher education, housing, and health care.
Deadline: Must be submitted electronically to All entries must be received by midnight, Pacific Standard Time, January, 15, 2015.
Pacific Legal Foundation Law Student Writing Competition
Center for Alcohol Policy
Info: Website | Email
Topic: Individual Liberty, Property Rights, Limited Government
Deadline: January 16, 2015
17th Annual Health Law Writing Competition
Sponsor: Epstein Becker Green
More Information: Website
Topic: The competition is designed to encourage the preparation of scholarly papers on current topics of interest relating to health law. Entrants should take advantage of the fact that health law is a very broad and diverse field, encompassing aspects of almost every area of law. 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). 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.
Deadline: Beginning December 2014 and ending January 25, 2015.
American Indian Law Writing Competition
Sponsor: The University of Oklahoma College of Law American Indian Law Review
More Information: Website
Topic: Papers will be accepted on any issue concerning American Indian law or indigenous peoples. However, topics recently published in the American Indian Law Review will not be favored.
Deadline: January 30, 2015 by 6 p.m. EST


Animal Law Writing Contest
Sponsor: The American Veterinary Medical Association, American Kennel Club, Cat Fanciers' Association, and Animal Health Institute
More Information: Website
Topic: Scholarly discussion and debate of legal issues related to animals and animal law.
Deadline: Papers must be submitted no later than Noon CST on February 15, 2015 in order to be accepted.
Ed Mendrzycki Essay Contest For Innovative Research and WRiting on Lawyers' Professional Liability
Sponsor: The Ed Mendrzycki Essay Contest is conducted by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Liability and the San Francisco law firm of Long & Levit LLP.
More Information: Website
Topic: The contest encourages original and innovative research and writing in the area of legal malpractice law, professional liability insurance and loss prevention.
Deadline: ONLINE entries MUST be submitted by 11:59 PM CST on February 20, 2015. MAILED entries MUST be postmarked by February 20, 2015.
Elliot A. Spoon Business Law Writing Competition
Sponsor: The Journal of Business & Securities Law
Topic: Eligible students are invited to submit a business or securities law article in law review format.
Submission Procedure: If you are a law student at an ABA accredited law school, then submit:
  1. An electronic copy of your article, either as a pdf or as a Word document;
  2. A brief abstract of your article; and
  3. Your curriculum vitae (CV) with complete contact information
Deadline: February 20, 2015


2015 Tannenwald Writing Competition
Sponsor: The Theodore Tennenwald, Jr. Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship and The American College of Tax Counsel
Topic: Submitted papers must focus primarily upon technical or policy-oriented tax issues relating to any type of existing or proposed U.S. federal or state tax or U.S. federal or state taxation system (including topics related to tax practice ethical and professional responsibility matters).
Deadline: July 1, 2015 at 9:00 pm EDT