National Legal Writing Scholarship Opportunities

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 

CABA (Canadian American Bar Association) 2014 Law Student Essay Competition

Topic:  A comparative analysis of U.S. and Canadian law in an area of law of your choice.

Deadline:  EXTENDED to January 9, 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

2014-2015 Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law

Topic:  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.

Deadline:  January 20, 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

Elliot A. Spoon Business Law Writing Competition

Topic:  Eligible students are invited to submit a business or securities law article in law review format.

Deadline:  February 20, 2015


Topic:  Transnational Adjudication of Human Rights Violations:  National Tribunals as an Alternative to International Courts

Deadline:  March 20, 2015