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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.

The 21st Annual Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition and Scholarship for entertainment law and IP students.
The scholarships are a joint effort of the Recording Academy and the ABA Forum on Entertainment and Sports Industries intended to provide law students with opportunities in the field of entertainment law. Winners of the scholarships have found that the exposure created through the program has aided in career development for years to come. Past winners now work as music and intellectual property lawyers throughout the country.
The grand prize winner receives a $10,000 scholarship and one runner-up will receive $2,500 scholarships. The winner (only) and a guest will be flown to Los Angeles where they are honored at the Entertainment Law Initiative event on February 8, 2019. The winners also attend GRAMMY week events including the GRAMMY Awards telecast, and The MusiCares® Person of the Year event.
This competition is open to  both JD and LLM students.  Deadline for paper submission is January 2, 2019. 10:00 a.m. PST.
More information can be found at Stop by the Office of Student Life to see the writing competition brochure.

Trinity College Law Review, Ireland's oldest and leading student law journal, is seeking submissions from a diverse range of students for their print edition, Volume XXII, and new online companion.  Articles and casenotes will be accepted on all areas of law.  Numerous prizes are available for successful authors.  Visit the website or the Office of Student Life, for further details.

Submission deadline is 18th January 2019.

2018-2019 louis jackson national student memorial writing competition in employment and labor law

Co-sponsored by Jackson Lewis LLP and IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, the Institute for Law and the Workplace. Judges will consider papers on any topic relating to the law governing the workplace, such as employment law, labor law, employee benefits, or employment discrimination. 

Entries must be the law student author's own work and must not be submitted for publication elsewhere. Authors must have completed or be currently taking course work in employment or labor law. Only the first two submissions per law school will be accepted as entries for consideration.

Strict formatting rules must be followed. See this page for more information.

DEADLINE: Wednesday, January 23, 2019. Please submit entries at this address. One top honors award of $3000 and two $1000 awards will be presented to the top three entries. In addition to the monetary awards, the top three entries will be published on the Institute for Law and the Workplace website. 

Any questions should be directed to Professor Martin H. Malin at or Program Associate Sharon Wyatt-Jordan at

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


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.



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.