2013–2014 Writing Competitions
Arranged chronologically by entry deadline. Additional information about these competitions and awards may be found in a binder located in the Registrar's Office, 300HH.
The competition is open to law students in good-standing who were enrolled in an ABA accredited law school during calendar year 2013.
TOPIC: Papers should address a topical issue of interest to the construction industry.
First place: cash prize of $2,000; travel expenses and registration to attend the 2014 annual meeting of the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry in New Orleans, Louisiana, where a first prize plaque will be presented; a one-year membership in the Forum and recognition in the Forum newsletter, Under Construction, and on the Forum's website. One or more authors may be determined a finalist and recognized with a plaque.
DEADLINES: All entries must be emailed by December 31, 2013
For more information go to: Complete Rules
TOPIC: 2014 CONTEST QUESTION: The Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted into law in 2010 attempts to improve the access of Americans to improved quality health care, while controlling the nation’s escalating health care expenditures. As the ACA gets further implemented in 2014, discuss opportunities and challenges this law presents for constructive, innovative collaboration between the legal and medical professions in contributing to the quest for a more affordable and accessible high quality health care system.
CRITERIA: All authors must be enrolled, at the time of paper submission, in an accredited law school. No published papers will be accepted, but unpublished course work will be.
DEADLINE AND SUBMISSION: All papers must be submitted in the proper format by midnight (EST) on January 2, 2014. Papers must be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Mollie and Paul Hill Student Writing Competition
Florida State University Centre for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law
1115 W. Call Street
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4300
WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED APRIL 1, 2014
The GRAMMY Foundation has launched its 16th Annual Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition, co-sponsored by the American Bar Association.
TOPIC: Writing Competition invites law students to write a 3,000-word paper on a compelling legal topic facing the music industry today.
AWARDS: A substantial cash scholarship of $5,000 will be awarded to the author of the winning paper and $1,500 will be awarded to each of four runners-up. Additionally, each winner will receive airfare, hotel accommodations and a ticket to the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards, which will be held at STAPLES Center on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014.
DEADLINE: Submissions must be postmarked by Jan. 4, 2014 (1 p.m. EST)
For more information go to: www.grammyfoundation.org
TOPIC: Any original paper concerning federal taxation between 20-50 double spaced pages is welcome
First place: $2000
Second place: $1000
and a trip to the FBA’s Annual Tax Law Conference in Washington, D.C. The winning entries may be published in the Tax Section newsletter the Report or in
The Federal Lawyer.
DEADLINE: January 6, 2014
For more information go to: http://www.fedbar.org/
TOPIC: Business law subject of general and current interest
First place: $2500
Second place: $1000
Third place: $500
DEADLINE: January 10, 2014
Please contact Lauren Shortes at email@example.com with any questions
is one of Canada’s oldest and most respected academic journals committed to the publication of scholarly work related to law. It is also one of the only journals of its kind edited entirely by students and devoted solely to contributions from students. Articles published in the LawReview are on the cutting edge of legal research and are regularly cited in decisions by Canadian courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada. The Law Review is distributed internationally through Carswell (Thomson Reuters) and is available on a number of electronic platforms such as LexisNexis, Hein, and Westlaw.
TOPIC: The Law Review is currently accepting submissions for Volume 72(2). Law students, graduate students in law, clerks, articling students and first year associates are eligible to submit their work. We welcome submissions in both English and French.
The Law Review welcomes the submission of articles, case comments, book reviews, and letters. Articles are full length pieces of original scholarship that run from 10,000 to 20,000 words. In the selection of articles, the Editors seek out original work that is persuasive, we'll-researched, and balanced. Articles may provide a novel perspective on a particular area of law or a timely analysis of recent developments with reference to a legal topic.
AWARDS: The Law Review also awards two writing prizes annually. The Martin L. Friedland Prize is awarded to the best student contribution to legal scholarship published each year in the Law Review. The Bill Scadding Essay Prize is awarded to the student registered in the University of Toronto Faculty of Law who submits the best essay in Family Law to the Law Review.
Should you wish to submit a paper, please visit our website atwww.utflr.org. All submissions must be in PDF format, and authors must remove all identifying information from their papers. Please see our website for complete submission guidelines.
DEADLINE: midnight (EST) on Wednesday January 15, 2014
The Human Rights Essay Award is an annual competition sponsored by the Academy and seeks to stimulate the production of scholarly work in international human rights law.
TOPIC: Participants have the flexibility to choose any subject related to the assigned topic. The essay has to be a legal article.
AWARDS: The Academy will grant two Awards, one for the best article in English and one for the best article in Spanish. The Award in each case will consist of:
• a scholarship to the Program of Advanced Studies in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law for either the Diploma or Certificate of Attendance options
• travel expenses to Washington D.C.
• housing at the university dorms
• a per diem for living expenses
The best articles may be published in the American University International Law Review.
DEADLINE: February 1, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. E.S.T.
For more information go to: http://www.scangrants.com/grant/2014/2/1/human-rights-essay-award-annual-competition-2014-topic-persons-with-disabilities-and-international-human-rights-law.aspx
TOPIC: Entries may address any subject that deals with the intersection of financial markets and law. The writing competition is open to JD and LLM students at all U.S. law schools.
First Place: $3,000
Second Place: $1,500
Third Place: $500
DEADLINES: February 15, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. CST
For more information go to: http://globalmarkets.jmls.edu/competition/
The Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law (Center) at American University Washington College of Law and the American Society of International Law’s Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict (ASIL) are pleased to announce the Fourth Annual International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Student Writing Competition. The purpose of the Competition is to enhance scholarship in international humanitarian law among students, as well as to deepen their understanding of this important and evolving area of law.
TOPIC: The Competition seeks submissions of academic papers on a particular theme of international humanitarian law (IHL) from students currently enrolled in a law degree program in the United States or abroad. The theme of the 2014 Competition is "International Humanitarian Law and Emerging Technologies." Papers should focus on the ways in which IHL intersects with emerging technologies such as nanotechnologies, drones, autonomous systems, cyber warfare technologies, etc.
1. The Organizers will grant two awards for the two best papers submitted. The Organizers reserve the right to make one award or no award in the event that the submitted articles presented do not meet the minimum requirements and standards as determined by the Organizers. The Award for the two winning authors will consist of:
a. A one-year student membership with the American Society of International Law;
b. The opportunity to present papers at an virtual conference that will be broadcast on the webpage of the Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law; and
c. A certificate confirming that the student has won the 2014 International Humanitarian Law Student Writing Competition.
Monday, February 16, 2014, by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST).
For more information go to: http://www.wcl.american.edu/humright/center/2014internationalhumanitarianlawihl
Legal medicine is the professional and academic discipline that concerns itself with legal aspects of medical science, medical practice and other healthcare delivery. Practitioners of the specialty have sufficient training, knowledge and expertise to address the scope of the specialty from a scholarly, scientific and practical perspective.
TOPIC:As the subject matter of legal medicine is broad, we are looking for quality papers that cover any aspect of legal medicine.
Hirsh Award Winner – $1,000
2nd Prize – $500
3rd Prize – $250
The first place paper will be named the Hirsh Award Winner. In addition, the ACLM will pay the Hirsh Award Winner’s costs of travel and lodging to present his or her paper at the ACLM 2014 Annual Meeting in Dallas, TX.
Authors must submit their papers by the end of the business day, January 6, 2014. Under no circumstances will any paper be considered unless it is submitted by the deadline and in the required format.
DIRECT QUESTIONS TO:
Student Writing Competition, American College of Legal Medicine
Two Woodfield Lake, 1100 E. Woodfield Road, Suite 350, Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone: (847) 969-0283; Web: www.aclm.org; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., a national firm engaged in the practice of health care and life sciences law, is pleased to announce its Sixteenth Annual Health Law Writing Competition. The competition is designed to encourage the preparation of scholarly papers on current topics of interest relating to health law.
TOPIC: 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.
First Place: $4,000
Second Place: $2,000
Third Place: $500
DEADLINE: All entries for the Sixteenth Annual Health Law Writing Competition are due by January 24, 2014.
If you have questions about the competition, please contact Serra Schlanger in Epstein Becker Green's Washington, DC, office at (202) 861-0900 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
John B. Doolin was appointed to the Oklahoma Supreme Court in 1972, and he served as Chief Justice from 1987‐1988. He loved to read and write, collect Indian art, and buy Navajo rugs. He recognized the need for a forum to address Native American issues as a result of his service on the Indian Affairs Committee at the National Chief Justices’ Conference. He authorized the formation of the Sovereignty Symposium in 1988.
When? In conjunction with Sovereignty Symposium XXVII, which will be held June 4‐5, 2014 at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, a scholarly collection of legal and historical writings will be presented to all participants. Legal libraries all over the United States regularly solicit copies of the publications for their collections.
TOPIC: The subject matter of the paper may be on any area of the law relating to Native Americans or other indigenous peoples.AWARDS:
First Place: $750
Second Place: $500
Third Place: $250NEW ‐ DEADLINE: March 31, 2014
Contact: For further information, contact (405) 556‐9371, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Organized by the Environmental Law Institute and
the National Association of Environmental Law Societies
TOPIC: Any topic addressing developments or trends in U.S. environmental law that have a significant constitutional or "federalism" component.
AWARDS: $2000 cash, an offer of publication in the Environmental Law Reporter, and a one-year individual membership to ELI.
DEADLINE: Monday, April 7, 2014, 5:00 PM ET
For more information go to: writing_contest.cfmhttp://www.eli.org/writing_contest.cfm
TOPIC: Entries may address any aspect of public or private sector labor and/or employment law relevant to the American labor and employment bar. Articles may address U.S. law, international law of relevance to U.S. labor and employment attorneys, or how a legal topic is treated in states across the country, but papers limited to the law of a single state will not be considered. Students are encouraged to discuss a public policy issue, practical implications of a leading case or doctrine, a statute or the need for statutory modification, or a common law doctrine. Entries will be evaluated on topic selection, analysis, quality of research, grammar, spelling, usage and syntax, clarity, structure, overall appearance, and relevance to the practicing labor and employment law bar.
First Place: $1500
Second Place: $1000
Third Place: $500
DEADLINE: articles must be submitted by 6 p.m. EDST on May 15, 2014
For more information go to: http://www.law.umn.edu/abajlel/2012-13-national-student-writing-competition.html
We hope you will participate in this long-standing and prestigious competition.
All you have to do is nominate your author and send copies of the book to the
Scribes Book-Award Committee.
TOPIC: You may nominate as many books as you like. Our only criteria are that the
book must be written about a legal topic, and it must have been published in
2013. Our Book-Award Committee will consider the book’s scholarship, its
potentially enduring nature, and the clarity and forcefulness of its writing style.
AWARD: The award will be presented at the 2014 Scribes Annual Meeting, which will
be held during the American Bar Association meeting in Boston on August 8,
2014. We ask the author to accept the award in person, and we offer a $500
stipend to assist with expenses. The author is also asked to make brief comments
for printing in our quarterly newsletter, The Scrivener.
If one of your books wins the award, your company will be asked to pay the
author’s remaining expenses to attend the awards ceremony. We also provide
time for a book-signing at the ceremony and ask the winning publisher to donate
a dozen books to help Scribes raise funds.
DEADLINE: Please send one copy of each nominated book to the Book-Award
Committee members listed on the enclosed sheet. For your convenience, the
members whose e-mail addresses are listed will accept e-books in lieu of hard
copies. The deadline for submission is April 21, 2014.