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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.
American College of Employee Benefits Counsel Writing Contest
Topic: Employee Benefits
Deadline: June 3, 2014
Beveridge & Diamond Constitutional Environmental Law Writing Competition
Topic: Analysis of cutting-edge constitutional environmental law topics.
Award: The winning student submission receives the Beveridge & Diamond Constitutional Environmental Law Prize, $2000 and an offer of publication in ELI's flagship publication, the Environmental Law Reporter (ELR).
Deadline: April 6, 2015
6th Annual Ohio State Bar Association Environmental Writing Competition
Topic:The Ohio State Bar Association Environmental Law Committee is seeking papers that advance the application and practice of environmental, energy or resources law in the State of Ohio.
Award: The winner of this contest will receive the "OSBA Environmental Law Award" and a prize of $1000, sponsored by McMahon DeGulis LLP. The runner up will receive $250.
Deadline: January 20, 2015
Securities Arbitration and Law
James E. Beckley Securities Arbitration and Law Competition
Topic: Securities Law
Award: $1,000, $750, $500
Deadline: September 19, 2014
Other Writing Competitions
Brown Award for Excellence in Legal Writing
Topic: A current piece of legal writing
Deadline: June 6, 2014
Center for Dispute Resolution Symposium 2014 Student Writing Competition
Topic: Submissions should bear some relationship to the symposium topic of judicial education and the art of judging, broadly defined. There is no requirement that papers discuss U.S. law.
Award: First place - $250, second place - $50 and, honorable mention for third place.
Deadline: 11:59 pm CST, September 2, 2014