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2019–2020 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.


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.


North American Immigration Law Group ( is seeking a passionate and motivated student who wishes to build his/her career in law.  With soaring education expenses, getting a quality education is not a cakewalk anymore. in offering a $2,000 semi-annual scholarship to a deserving candidate who can demonstrate outstanding skills within the field of las.  Interested students will have the opportunity to earn this scholarship by writing an essay of 800-1000 words.

ELIGIBILITY:  enrolled in accredited law school within the US, law school student, minimum G.P.A. of 3.0, be a full time student in fall 2019

Additional information, including topics and requirements, can be found in the Office of Student Life, 316 Hutchins Hall.  Questions need to be sent to 

DEADLINE:  Apply via email only to by November 30, 2019.  Applications received after the submission deadline will not be considered.  Winner's name will be announced on December 18, 2019.