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Writing Competitions

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*prize may include publication, presentation, complimentary membership or other awards as specified by the official competition rules.

Competition Topic Prize Deadline
REPTL 2015 Student Writing Competition Entrants must submit an article on a current or general topic dealing with real property, probate, or trust law. Full details. $5,000 12/18/2015
Court of Federal Claims Bar Association 2014 – 2015 Law Student Writing Competition 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. Full details.
$2,000 7/17/2015
Audre Rapoport Prize for Scholarship on Gender and Human Rights Gender and human rights (from an international, transnational, or comparative perspective). Full details. $1000 7/1/2015
Louis T. Pirkey Prize in Intellectual Property Law To be considered for the prize, a paper
must have a substantial focus on one or more issues of intellectual property law. Full details.
Varies 6/30/2015
The American College of Employee Benefits Counsel 11th Annual Employee Benefits Writing Prize Any topic in the field of employee benefits law. Full details. $1,500 6/2/2015
The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Annual Law Student Writing Competition for 2014-2015 Articles may address U.S. law, international law of relevance to U.S. labor and employment attorneys, or how a legal topic is treated in states across the country, but papers limited to the law of a single state will not be considered.Papers must be analytical in nature, not merely a summary of the law. Full details. $1,500
2015 Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition Entrants should submit a paper on an issue concerning women's rights or the status of women in the law. Full Details. $500 5/1/2015
Canadian Journal of Human Rights Any topic relating to human rights or international humanitarian law. Full details. Publishing n/a