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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
Jameson Crane III Disability and the Law
Writing Competition
Submitted papers may be on any topic relating to disability law including, legal issues arising with respect to employment, government services and programs, public accommodations, education, higher education, housing, and health care. Full details. $1,500 4/15/2015
Beveridge & Diamond Constitutional Environmental Law Writing Competition Any topic addressing developments or trends in U.S. environmental law that have a significant constitutional or “federalism” component. Full details. $2,000 4/6/2015
Pacific Legal Foundation Law Student Writing Competition Choose between three topics. Full details. $3,000
Mollie and Paul Hill Student Writing Competition Discuss the ways in which the medical and legal professions may work together collaboratively to address the problem of excessive, unnecessary, wasteful, and inefficient provision of medial services in the U.S. Full details. $250 1/2/2015
White River Environmental Law Writing Competition Applicants are invited to submit original essays addressing any relevant topic in the fields of environmental law, natural resource law, energy law, environmental justice, land use law, animal law, and agricultural law. Full details. $1,000 12/10/2014
ACCFSL Writing Competition Eligible entries must discuss some aspect of consumer financial services law. Full details. $2,500
Dalhousie Journal of Legal Studies Writing Competition The DJLS publishes articles, case comments, notes, interviews, memoranda, and reviews relating to contemporary issues, only in Canadian or international law. (Note: We will not publish articles that focus exclusively on American domestic law.) Submissions are assessed based on originality, contribution to existing legal literature, and writing style. The DJLS only publishes works of the highest quality, so authors should refrain from submitting material that they know does not meet these high standards. Full details. $1,000 10/12/2014
1-800-LAW-FIRM Scholarship 1-800-LAW-FIRM is launching a writing contest challenging law school students to demonstrate with an essay of at least 1,000 words how they would improve the legal system. Full details. $10,000 10/5/2014
NASI Law Student Writing Award 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. Full details. $2,500 9/15/2014
Canadian Journal of Human Rights Any topic relating to human rights or international humanitarian law. Full details. Publishing n/a