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Writing Competitions

Competitions are listed by chronologically by deadline date.

2014

November

ASECA Securities Law Writing Competition 2014
Center for Alcohol Policy
Info: May be directed to Mitzi Moore, ASECA Executive Director, at info@secalumni.org or 202-462-1211
Website
Topic: Any subject in the field of Securities Law
Deadline: Submissions must be RECEIVED by November 15, 2014
National Essay Contest
Center for Alcohol Policy
Info: Website
Topic: As states contemplate the legalization of prohibited products, like marijuana, what are some lessons policymakers and regulators can learn from the movement to end alcohol Prohibition in the 1930s?
Deadline: Must be received by November 17, 2014
Canadian American Bar Assn 2014 Law Student Essay Competition
Sponsor: Canadian American Bar Assn
More Information: Website
Email: president@canambar.com
Topic: A comparative analysis of U.S. and Canadian Law in an area of law of your choice.
Deadline: email to president@canambar.com by Nov. 21, 2014

December

ACCFSL Annual Writing Competition
Sponsored By: American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers
Info: Contact L. Jean Noonan, Esq, chair at jnoonan@hudco.com
Topic: Consumer financial services law
Deadline: Entries must have been written or published between 11/15/13 and 12/1/14. Deadline for submission is December 1, 2014.

2015

January

2015 Mollie and Paul Hill Student Writing Competition in Medical-Legal Interprofessional Collaboration
Sponsor: Florida State University
More Information: Website
Email: marshall.kapp@med.fsu.edu
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 marshall.kapp@med.fsu.edu by midnight (EST) on January 2, 2015.
The 17th Annual Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition
Sponsor: Grammy Foundation
More Information: Website
Email: eli@grammy.com
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
Email: lauren.shores@americanbar.org
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: http://www.tjsl.edu/cranewritingcompetition
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 cranewritingcompetition@tjsl.edu. 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
Email: ebgcompetition@ebglaw.com
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
Email: lawmaster@ou.edu
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

February

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.