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Writing Competitions

Competitions are listed by chronologically by deadline date.




H. Thomas Austern Memorial 2015 Writing Competition for Law Students
Sponsor: The Food and Drug Law Institute
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Topic: Papers should provide an in-depth analysis of a current legal issue in the areas of law that affect food, drugs, animal drugs, biologics, cosmetics, diagnostics, dietary supplements, medical devices, and tobacco.
Deadline: Papers must be received no later than June 5, 2015.


2015 American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize
Sponsor: American Inns of Court
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Topic: Topic that addresses issues of legal excellence, civility, ethics, and professionalism.
Deadline: Submission deadline is July 1, 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


Fifth Annual International Humanitarian Law Student Writing Competition
Sponsor: The Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law at American University Washington College of Law, the American Society of International Law's (ASIL) Lieber Societym, and the American Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Team
More Information: Website
Topic: Papers should focus on the ways in which IHL intersects with gender issues, such as the role of women as combatants, the gendered use of sexual violence during times of armed conflict, the impact of gender stereotyping on international humanitarian law, etc.
Deadline: by Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 11:59 pm EST)