National Legal Writing Scholarship Opportunities

2014 James E. Beckley Securities Arbitration and Law Competition

Topic:  The submission may address any aspect of Securities arbitration; The Federal Arbitration Act, TItle 9, US Code, Section 1-14; or FINRA Code of Arbitration, effective April 16, 2007 and any changes or proposed changes to that Code.

Deadline: September 19, 2014

National Academy of Social Insurance Law Student Writing Award Competition

Topics:  Relevant topics might include analysis of legal and policy issues relating any social insurance program.  These issues include but are not limited to long-term care, Social Security, Social Security Disability, health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, related public assistance and private employee benefits.  Nominations of comparative and interdisciplinary work relating to social insurance protections and policies are encouraged.

Deadline:  September 26, 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

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