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2018–2019 Writing Competitions

Arranged chronologically by entry deadline. Additional information about these competitions and awards may be found in a binder located in the Office of Student Life, Hutchins Hall 316. 

Contact: Trudy Feldkamp, 316 Hutchins Hall.

BERKELEY TECHNOLOGY LAW JOURNAL 2019 WRITING COMPETITION

The Berkeley Technology Law Journal is soliciting entries for the annual student writing competition. Submissions are accepted on a wide variety of topics.

Prizes: 1st Place $1,000 and be published in the Spring 2020 issue, if the Note meets publication standards. 2nd Place $500.

DEADLINE: March 27, 2019, 5pm PST

For more information, see the Journal's website, or in the Law School Office of Student Life, 316 Hutchins Hall.

NOTRE DAME LAW SCHOOL SMITH-DOHENY LEGAL ETHICS WRITING COMPETITION

The competition is open to all law students at U.S. and Canadian law schools. Entries should concern any issue within the general category of legal ethics.  Must be original, unpublished work.

A prize of $2,500 will be awarded for one winning entry.

DEADLINE:  5 p.m., Friday, April 26, 2019

See the website for additional information.

THE journal of law, finance, and accounting (jlfa) 2019, 9th conference, announcement and call for papers

The Journal of Law, Finance, and Accounting (JLFA) is pleased to announce its 9th conference, to be held in New York University on September 6 & 7, 2019. The conference is co-organized by the NYU Stern School of Business and the NYU School of Law.

JLFA is an interdisciplary journal sponsored by the NYU Stern School of Business and the NYU School of Law. It seeks to publish top-quality empirical, theoretical, and policy-oriented scholarship at the intersetion of law, finance and accounting. They invite submissions to be original, unpublished papers for presentation at the conference.  Accepted papers will be eligible for expedited review and consideration for publication in JLFA. In selecting papers for presentation at the conference, priority will be given to papers which the authors wish to submit to JLFA for consideration for publication.  Publication is at the editors' discretion.

DEADLINE: Friday, May 31, 2019.

Please submit papers through
http://nyustern.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7X9QoZgSsg2shdr.

Possible topics and other information may be found at the conference website, or in the Law School Office of Student Life, 316 Hutchins Hall.

JUDGE JOHN R. BROWN SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION 26TH ANNUAL BROWN AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN LEGAL WRITING

The Award honors excellence in legal writing in American law schools. Any law student currently enrolled in an accredited law school in the United States (J.D. or LL.B) is eligible to submit a paper for the Award. There are several awards, with First Prize paying $10,000.  

Additional information can be found at the website or in the Office of Student Life, 316 Hutchins Hall. 

DEADLINE: June 3, 2019

COLLEGE OF LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAWYERS ANNUAL LAW STUDENT WRITING COMPETITION 2018-2019, ABA SECTION OF LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW

The ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law and the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers are pleased to announce their 2018-2019 writing competition. This competition is open to articles written while the author is an active student at an accredited law school in the United States.  Authors may not have gradutated from law school prior to December 1, 2018. Graduate students in law school (LLM candidates) are not eligible. 

Entries should address aspects of public or private sector laborand/or employment law relevant to the American labor and employment bar. Students are encouraged to discuss novel issues, innovative ideas, or fresh perspectives. (List available in the Office of Student Life or on the Competition website.)

PRIZES: First Place, $3,000; Second Place, $1,000; Third Place, $500.

Additional information, including rules and requirements, can be found on the Competition website.

DEADLINE: Midnight (EDT), June 15, 2019

Copy of Competition announcement and additional information is on file in the Office of Student Life.

2019 TANNENWALD WRITING COMPETITION

Named for the late Tax Court Judge Theodore Tannenwald, Jr., the Tannenwald Writing Competition is open to all full or part-time law school students, undergraduate or graduate. Papers on any federal or state tax-related topic may be submitted in accordance with the Competition Rules

PRIZES: First Place, $5,000; Second Place, $2,500; Third Place, $1.500.

DEADLINE: 9:00 p.m. EDT, July 8, 2019

Additional information, including rules and requirements, can be found on the Competition website or in the Office of Student Life. All questions need to be directed to the Competition organizers.