College of Law

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Law Student Affairs Office

Office Address:

Law Center
1825 W. Rocket Dr., Ste. 2000
Mailing Address:
2801 W. Bancroft, MS 507
Toledo, OH 43606


Writing Competitions

A list of current writing competitions is below.

Topics of past competitions are available here. Because the list of past writing competitions includes many annual competitions, the list is a helpful reference for types of competitions that may occur in the future.


Class Action Litigation

AAJ Class Action Litigation Group National Law Student Writing Competition
Topic: Must relate to class action jurisprudence on the state or federal level.
Award: First place:$2,000; Second place: $1,000; Third place: Can $500.
Deadline: May 30, 2016


Dispute Resolution

University of Missouri & Marquette Law School Writing Competition
Topic: Relate to one or more problems with negotiation theory, broadly defined, and should suggest a solution to the problem(s).
Award: $500 first prize and $250 second prize.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m., Central Time, Monday, October 17, 2016


Employment & Labor LAW

College of Labor & Employment Lawyers and American Bar Association Section of Labor & Employment Law Annual Law Student Writing Competition 2015-2016
Topic: Any topic relating to the law governing the workplace, such as employment law, labor law, employee benefits, or employment discrimination.
Award: First Place: $3,000, Second Place: $1,000, Third Place: $500.
Deadline: June 15, 2016 by Midnight EDT


General/Multiple Topics

2016 Law Student Writing Competition
Topic: Cyber-security Issues - Major data breaches, EU Privacy Shield, Wearable Devices,Medical Devices, Election 2016 Coverage, Tax Issues, Constitutional Issues - First Amendment, Gun Control, Employment Issues - Ban the Box Laws, Minimum Wage,Transgender Accommodations, Age/Sex Discrimination
Award: Each winning article will be displayed accompanied by the student’s photo, biography, contact information, law school logo, and any copyright disclosure.
Deadline: May 31, 2016


Health Care

The Expert Institute's Annual Legal Writing Scholarship
Topic: 1,000-2,000 words on how you feel your specialized knowledge and training could be applied to improving the practice of law, submitted electronically as a document attached to the form below.
Award: One scholarship totaling $1,000 will be awarded.
Deadline: Applications accepted throughout 2016.



The Expert Institute's 3rd Annual Legal Writing Scholarship
Topic: J.D. Students – Any topic in litigation involving expert witnesses.
Award: First place: cash prize $2000, blog publication, newsletter circulation, email announcement. Second place: blog publication. Third place: blog publication.
Deadline: December 31, 2016 by midnight



Last Updated: 6/9/16