College of Law

Student Resources


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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.


Conflict REsolution

Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution Symposium Writing Competition
Topic: Submissions should bear some relationship to the history of dispute or conflict resolution, broadly defined.
Award: The winning paper will be named at the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution symposium on November 13, 2015.  The sponsors reserve the right not to name a winner if a suitable submission is not entered into the competition.
Deadline: November 9, 2015 by 11:59 p.m. Central time


Environmental LAW

White River Environmental Law Writing Competition
Topic: 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.
Award: The winning essay will receive a $1000 cash prize and an offer of publication with the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law. At the discretion of the reviewing editors, additional submissions may also receive offers of publication. The winner of the competition will be announced in early 2016.
Deadline: December 9, 2015, by 5 p.m. (EST)


Financial Law

ACCFSL 2016 Writing Competition
Topic: Eligible entries will address a topic on consumer financial services, but not securities regulation, insurance, or the safety-and-soundness aspects of banking regulation. Works on subjects within these (or other) areas, however, will be considered if they bear directly on consumer financial services.
Award: Cash payments of $2500, $2000, and $1000, respectively, a Certificate of Recognition from the College, and travel expenses to attend the Spring 2016 meeting of the College.
Deadline: December 1, 2015


Medical Law

Mollie & Paul Hill Student Writing Competition
Topic: In recent years, Ebola and other infectious diseases, natural disasters, threatened acts of bioterrorism, the rise of obesity and obesity-related ailments, the recreational use of tobacco and drugs, and other actual or potential developments have threatened the health of the public in the United States and elsewhere. Successfully preparing for and effectively addressing these and other public health dangers will require use of an array of tools involving expertise and experience possessed and practiced by medical and legal professionals. Discuss some of the ways in which medical and other health care professionals can work innovatively and collaboratively with members of the legal profession in the next few years to jointly protect and promote public health in the U.S. and beyond in the face of actual and potential challenges, while also respectang lndlwdual and institutional personal and property rights.
Award: Outstanding Paper by a Law Student -- $250. Outstanding Paper by a Medical Student or Medical Resident -- $250
Deadline: January 4, 2016, by midnight (EST)



Last Updated: 10/8/15