National Legal Writing Scholarship Opportunities

Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni Securities Law Writing Competition - 2014

Topic:  Any subject in the field of securities law

Deadline:  November 15, 2014

Center for Alcohol Policy National Essay Contest

Topic:  You can write the winning response:  "As states contemplate the legalization of prohibited products, like marijuana, what are some lessons policymakers and regulators can learn from the movement to end alcohol Prohibition in the 1930s?

Deadline:  November 17, 2014

ACCFSL (American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers) 2015 Writing Competition

Topic:  Eligible entries will address a topic on consumer financial services, but not securities regulation, insurance, or the safety-and-soundness aspects of banking regulation.  Works on subjects within these (or other) areas, however, will be considered if they bear directly on consumer financial services.  Entries must have been written or published between November 15, 2013, and December 1, 2014.

Deadline:  December 1, 2014

2015 Mollie and Paul Hill Student Writing Competition in Medical-Legal Interprofessional Collaboration

Topic:  Original papers submitted by a law student and a medical student or medical resident in response to a question pertaining to collaboration between the medical and legal professions.

Deadline:  January 2, 2015

Grammy Foundation:  17th Annual Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition

Deadline:  January 6, 2015 

2015 Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest

Topic:  Law students can write on a business law subject of general and current interest.

Deadline:  January 9, 2015

The Richmond Law Journal of Law and Technology 2014-2015 Student Law and Technology Writing Competition

Topic:  Write a topic at the intersection of law and technology and have a chance to be published.

Deadline:  January 11, 2015

Disability and the Law Jameson Crane III Writing Competition

Topic:  The Crane Writing Competition is designed to encourage outstanding student scholarship at the intersection of law and medicine or law and the social sciences that promotes an understanding, furthers the development of legal rights and protections, and improves the lives of those with disabilities.

Deadline:  January 15, 2015

Pacific Legal Foundation Law Student Writing Competition

Topic:  Individual Liberty, Property Rights, Limited Government

Deadline:  January 16, 2015

American Indian Law Review Writing Competition

Topics:  Papers will be accepted on any issue concerning American Indian Law or indigenous peoples.  However, topics recently published in the American Indian Law Review will not be favored.

Deadline: 6pm EST on Friday, January 30, 2015

Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law Human Rights Essay Award 2015

Topic:  Transitional Justice, International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law.  This annual competition seeks to stimulate the production of scholarly work n international human rights law.  

Date:  February 1, 2015

Animal Law Writing Contest 

Topic: The American Veterinary Medical Association, American Kennel Club, Cat Fanciers' Association and Animal Health Institute offer law students an opportunity to engage in a scholarly discussion and debate of legal issues related to animals and animal law.

Deadline:  Noon, February 15, 2015