International Association of Defense Counsel presents the 2015 Legal writing Contest
All J.D. candidates currently enrolled in accredited law schools are eligible to participate in the IADC Legal Writing Contest. Entrants must write on subjects in the fields of tort law, insurance law, civil procedure, evidence or other areas of the law of practical concern to lawyers engaged in the defense, or management of the defense of civil litigation. The contest is judged by a committee of the IADC.
TOPIC: Entries must be submitted in the English language on a subject of practical concern to lawyers engaged in the defense or management of the defense of civil litigation, such as relevant aspects of tort law, insurance law, civil procedure, evidence, damages, alternative dispute resolution procedures, and professional ethics.
First Place: $2,000 and plaque
Second Place: $1,000 and plaque
Third Place: $500 and plaque
Honorable mention: Plague
Friday, May 15, 2015.
Directions for Transmission. Entries, together with the completed entry form, must be sent to the International Association of Defense Counsel, via electronic mail to Melisa Maisel at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Access to Advocacy Award Scholarship Contest
THE UpRight Law Access to Advocacy Award IS OFFERED ONLY IN THE 50 UNITED STATES AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA BY UpRight Law LLC (“SPONSOR”) TO PROMOTE ITS ONGOING COMMITMENT TO access to justice.
Contest is open to legal permanent residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia. Entrants must be either (1) currently registered in an accredited law school program; (2) currently accepted to a law school program; or (3) engaged in pre-law curriculum at an accredited four-year college. Scholarship will only be awarded to the winning entrant upon furnishing proof of law school registrationTOPIC:
Entrants must submit an original video 90 to 120 seconds in length on one or more issues or topics relating to the need for the legal profession to adopt modern technologies to increase access to legal services and lower the cost for such services. AWARDS:
The winning entrant will receive a $5,000.00 scholarship award for tuition, books, or fees.DEADLINE:
Entry and related materials must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM Central Standard Time on May 31, 2015. Entry in the Contest
is available only at www.UpRightLaw.com
The University of Pennsylvania Law Review is pleased to announce its first annual Public Interest Essay Competition
Submissions must focus on a specific legal issue within the public interest. This encompasses any issues relating to social justice or advancing the general welfare and good of the public. Topic selection will be one of the criteria judged.
AWARDS: One winning essay will receive a monetary prize of $3,000 and will be published in print in Volume 164 of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.
The Robert T. Matsui Annual Writing Competition
The Robert T. Matsui Annual Writing Competition was established by AEF in 2005 to honor the late Congressman Robert T. Matsui and his many accomplishments. Through this writing competition, TOPIC:
AEF seeks to encourage legal scholarship on issues of importance to the Asian Pacific American legal community and, more generally, the publication of law review articles on topics of relevance to racial and ethnic minorities and the law.AWARDS:
$1,500, and the winning entry will be published by the Asian Pacific American Law Journal (APALJ)DEADLINE:
Must be received by 11:59 EDT June 1, 2015.ust be received by 11:59 EDT June 1, 2015.
For more information go to: http://www.aefdc.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/2015-Matsui-Writing-Competition-Flyer.pdf
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW ONLINECall for Papers: Essay Competition
Northwestern University Law Review Online publishes timely legal commentary on current important legal issues throughout the year.
Potential applicants are encouraged to visit www.northwesternlawreview.org/online
for examples of recently published essays.
AWARDS: The winning submission will qualify for
publication in NULR Online and be considered for republication in a print issue of the
THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF EMPLOYEE BENEFITS COUNSEL is pleased to announce the ELEVENTH ANNUAL EMPLOYEE BENEFITS WRITING PRIZE
: Any topic in the field of employee benefits law.AWARDS:
UP TO TWO PRIZES:
ACEBC Award $1,500
Sidney M. Perlstadt Memorial Award $1,500DEADLINE:
June 2, 2015
For information concerning the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, contact Brian Dougherty at email@example.com
or consult the website at www.acebc.comhttp://www.acebc.com
The Theodore Tannenwald Jr. Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship
Sponsored by the Theodore Tannenwald, Jr. Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship and The American College of Tax Counsel
Named for the late Tax Court Judge Theodore Tannenwald, Jr., and designed to perpetuate his dedication to legal scholarship of the highest quality, the Tannenwald Writing Competition is open to all full- or part-time law school students, undergraduate or graduate. TOPICS:
Papers on any federal or state tax-related topic may be submitted in accordance with the Competition Rules (viewable at http://www.tannenwald.org
First place: $5,000
Second place: $2,500
Third place: $1,500
DEADLINE: 9:00 p.m. EDT, July 1, 2015.
Mail papers to: Tannenwald Foundation, 700 Sixth Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001-3980, Attn: Sandie Kiedrowski.
2015 American Inns of Court - The Warren E. Burger
The Warren E. Burger Prize is a writing competition designed to encourage outstanding scholarship that "promotes the ideals of excellence, civility, ethics and professionalism within the legal profession," the core mission of the American Inns of Court.
TOPIC: The American Inns of Court invites judges, lawyers, professors, students, scholars, and other authors to participate in the competition. Please submit an original, unpublished essay of 10,000 to 20,000 words on a topic of your choice addressing issues of legal excellence, civility, ethics and professionalism.
The essay will be published in the South Carolina Law Review
The prize will be presented to the recipient at the American Inns of Court annual Celebration of Excellence at the Supreme Court of the United States
DEADLINE: July 1, 2015
GNLU Gandhinagar is organising 2nd edition of the GNLU – ONGC International Essay Competition on International Contracts on the theme “Comparing and identifying the trends in various International Contract Laws and probing the critical issues for multinational contracting parties”.
TOPIC: The essay competition this year aims to provide a platform for the students of law to express their views on various aspects and trends of International Contract Laws across the world so that the students are encouraged to provide a comparative view on these current trends and also identify the critical issues facing the international transactions or more importantly between multinational contracting parties.
The sub-themes of the competition further ensure to provide global relevance and encourage the participants to analyze and convey their thoughts and probable solutions on the given topics.
1. The UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts and its role in multinational contracting
2. Standard Forms of Contracts, its adaptation across the world and the International Transactions
3. Distinctions between Civil and Common Law with respect to Contract Laws across the globe
4. Reasonableness of a Contract: An overview in various countries of the world
5. Issues pertaining to International Transactions and the role of multinational entities
6. Problems of International Trade / Transaction of Goods / Services: Remedies to the issues pertaining to cross border transactions
7. Role of the United Nations and other international regulatory bodies in cross border transactions
8. Protection of interest / rights of the multinational contracting parties: The role of UNCISG / UNCITRAL
9. Formation and Enforcement of Trade Contracts and its Problems in the light of International Trade
10. International Commercial Contracts and Protection of the Interests of Multinational Contracting Parties
11. Jurisdictional issues in International Transactions, The Contract Law and the rights of contracting parties
1st Prize: Rs. 7,000/-
2nd Prize: Rs. 5,000/-
3rd Prize: Rs. 3,000/-
The essays must be submitted in soft copy and sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
with the subject line ‘2nd GNLU – ONGC International Essay Competition on International Contracts’ on or before 10th August 2015
Declaration of Result
The winners will be notified by email and on the GNLU website on 1st September 2015.
Judge John R. Brown AwarD
2015 Rules for the Brown Award of $10,000 for Excellence in Legal Writing
The Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation is pleased to announce the twenty-second annual Brown Award. The Award is in recognition of Excellence in Legal Writing in American Law Schools. Any law student currently enrolled in an accredited law school in the United States seeking a J.D. or LL.B degree is eligible to submit a paper for the Award. TOPIC:
There is no page limitation or restriction on the topic except that the writing must be on a legal subject. AWARD:
This year the stipend for the winner is $10,000. DEADLINE:
The submission must be postmarked no later than August 21, 2015
. The student’s package must contain a separate sheet containing the title of the paper; the name, physical address, telephone number, and email address of the student; and the name, title, physical address, and email address of the student’s sponsor. There is no page limitation or restriction on the topic except that the writing must be on a legal subject. The Foundation will appoint a final judging panel consisting of a law school dean, a federal judge, and a law school professor. The Foundation will not return any material submitted to the Foundation. The 2015 recipient of the Brown Award will be notified by December 16, 2015, and listed with the other finalists at the website www.brownsims.com/about-brown-sims/affiliations/judge-john-r-brown-award
2015 James E. Beckley Writing Competition
Sponsored by The PIABA Foundation, the James E. Beckley Writing Competition is a writing contest for law students
TOPIC: Securities Arbitration and Securities Law.
First place: $1000
Second place: $750,
Third place: $500.
The PIABA Bar Journal Board-of-Editors will publish the first place paper, and may, at their option, elect to print additional submissions.
DEADLINE: September 18, 2015.
Announcing the 2015 International Humanitarian Law (IHL)
Student Writing Competition
American University Washington College of Law Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law (Center), the American Society of International Law’s Lieber Society (ASIL), and the American Red Cross International Humanitarian Law team are pleased to announce the International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Student Writing Competition. The Competition seeks submissions of academic papers on the topic of international humanitarian law (IHL) from students currently enrolled in a law degree program in the United States or abroad. The purpose of the Competition is to enhance scholarship and deepen understanding among students in this important area of international law.
TOPIC: The theme of the 2015 Competition is “The Intersection of International Humanitarian Law and Gender.” Papers should focus on 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.
AWARDS: AWARD: The winning author will receive a $500 cash prize and a one-year ASIL student membership. The winning author will also have the opportunity to present his or paper through a virtual conference with a panel of experts.
DEADLINE: Wednesday, October 7, 2015 by 12:00 PM (NOON) Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Legal Blog Post Writing Contest
Brought to you by The Expert Institute
You love the law, but your friends think it’s boring. Show them that legal topics can be interesting, and even entertaining, while still providing substantive legal insights by entering The Expert Institute’s Legal Blog Writing Contest. TOPIC:
Any topic in litigation involving expert witnessesAWARDS:
First place: $1000
Second place: Blog publication
Third place: Blog publicationDEADLINE:
December 31, 2015
For more information go to: http://www.theexpertinstitute.com/writing-contest