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Mary Bowman
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National Legal Writing Scholarship Opportunities

Notre Dame Law School Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition

Topic:  Entries should concern any issue within the general category of legal ethics.

Deadline:  Friday, April 29, 2016

National Association of Women Lawyers 2016 Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition

Topic:  Entrants should submit a paper on an issue concerning women's rights or the status of women in the law.

Deadline:  May 1, 2016

The American College of Employee Benefits Counsel Twelfth Annual Employees Benefits Writing Prize

Topic:  Any topic in the field of employee benefits law

Deadline:  June 2, 2016

College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Annual Law Student Writing Competition 2015-2016

Topic:  Relevant to labor and employment law practice

Deadline:  June 15, 2016

The Seventh Annual Religious Liberty Student Writing Competition

Topic:  Scholarly paper relating to the topic of domestic or international religious liberty, broadly or narrowly construed, consisting of 9,000 - 13,000 words, including footnotes.

Deadline:  July 1, 2016

The 2016 Warren E. Burger Prize

Topic:  You are invited to submit an original, unpublished essay 0f 10,000 - 20,000 words on a topic of your choice addressing the issues of excellence in legal skills, civility, ethics, and professinalism.

Deadline: July 1, 2016

The 2016 Tannenwald Writing Competition

Topic:  Papers must be on any federal or state tax-related topic.

Deadline:  July 1, 2016

U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association 2015-2016 Law Student Writing Competition

Topic:  Entries to the contest may discuss any topic that lies within the procedure, substance, or scope of the jurisdiction of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

Deadline:  July 15, 2016

7th International Jacques Leroy Prize

Topic:  A written paper (15,000 - 20,000 characters) in the form of a trial argument, dissertation, study or commentary on a practical case, based on a solid legal line of reasoning.

Deadline:  July 31, 2016

The Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation:  The Brown Award for Excellence in Legal Writing

Topic:  There is no page limitation or restriction on the topic except that the writing must be on a legal subject.

Deadline:  August 19, 2016

2016 James E. Beckley Securities Arbitration and Law Competition

Topic:  The submission may address any aspect of Securities law; Securities arbitration; The Federal Arbitration Act, Title 9, US Code, Section 1-14; or FINRA Code of Arbitration, effective April 18, 2007 and any changes or proposed changes to that Code.  The writing can be based in theory or practice, but should ultimately advocate a position on the topic area chosen.

Deadline:  September 16, 2016