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Legal Research and Writing

Writing Competitions

Numerous organizations offer law students prize money and publication opportunities for student-written articles and papers. If you are writing a comprehensive paper or a note this year, you're likely to find a competition that could award you cash or publish your work.

For a detailed list of writing competitions, please visit the American Bar Association’s website.

Here is a list of some writing competitions that are due this semester, Spring 2014. The competitions are listed by topic.


National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees
Topic: Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code
Award: $1000
Due Date: April 30, 2014
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Criminal Law

William W. Greenhalgh Student Writing Competition
Topic: Warrentless Search of Cell Phones
Award: $2000
Due Date: June 1, 2014
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Dispute Resolution

James Boskey Dispute Resolution Essay Competition
Topic: Any aspect of dispute resolution practice, theory or research.
Award: $1000
Due Date: June 13, 2014
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Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Annual Law Student Writing Competition
Topic: Domestic violence and the law from a national or international perspective.
Award: Publication
Due Date: May 30, 2014
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Unrestricted Topic

The Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation
Topic: Any legal topic.
Award: Up to $10,000
Due Date: June 6, 2014
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