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Mary Bowman
Director
Phone: (206) 398-4019
Email:bowmanm1@seattleu.edu

Lori Lamb
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Phone: (206) 398-4033
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National Legal Writing Scholarship Opportunities

American Indian Law Writing Competition

Topic:  Papers will be accepted on any issue concerning American Indian Law or indigenous peoples.

Deadline:  January 29, 2016

The 15th Annual National NALSA Writing Competition

Topic:  Eligible paper topics are Federal Indian law and policy, Trial law and policy, International law and policy concerning indigenous peoples, and comparative law (i.e., inter-tribal or government-to-government studies).  

Deadline:  February 8, 2016

Washington State Bar Association Construction Law Section Legal Writing Competition for Washington State Law School Students

Topic:  The written submittal award criteria are:  (a) A submittal on any one of the following topics:  (1) Independent duty doctrine as applicable to construction projects in the State of Washington; (2) Concurrent delay claims arising from construction projects; or (3) Potential liabilities arising from failure of a tunnel boring machine on a major public works project.

Deadline:  February 15, 2016

"Gerrymander Standard" Writing Competition 

Topic:  Common Cause welcomes all papers that create a new definition for partisan gerrymandering and pair that definition with an effective legal theory to challenge unfair redistricting plans in court.

Deadline: Sunday, March 27, 2016

DISH 2016 "Best in Class" eDiscovery Legal Research and Writing Competition

Topic:  Encourages law students to develop a thorough understanding of the evolution and practice of Information Governance and Discovery in civil litigation.  The competition is the only one of its kind designed to challenge law students to explore the evolving issues of document management, electronically stored information, and ever-expanding technology -- along with their application to the law.

Deadline:  Monday, April 11, 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 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