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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.
2015 Legal Writing Contest
Topic: Submissions relating to defense counsel.
Award: First prize $2,000 and plaque, second prize $1,000 and plaque, third prize $500 and plaque, and honorable mention a plaque. Prize-winning articles and honorable mentions will be considered for publication in the Defense Counsel Journal, the IADC's quarterly academic publication that reaches a broad legal audience from around the world.
Deadline: May 15, 2015
Employee Benefit Law
Eleventh Annual Employee Benefits Writing Prize
Topic: Any topic in the field of employee benefits law.
Award: ACEBC Award $1,500, Sidney M. Perlstadt Memorial Award $1,500
Deadline: June 2, 2015
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
Federal & State Law
2015 Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Competition
Topic: The Impact of ‘Corporate Personhood’ on American Life: Should Corporations Be Afforded Bill of Rights and Other Constitutional Protections?
Award: $5,000 and complimentary 2015 Public Citizen membership.
Deadline: April 30, 2015 by 11:59 pm.
2015 Tannenwald Writing Competition
Topic: Papers on any federal or state tax-related topic.
Award: Cash prizes of $5,000, $2,500 and $1,500 for the top three papers.
Deadline: July 1, 2015 by 9 pm EDT.
International Trade Law
The Seventeenth Annual Andrew P. Vance Memorial Writing Competition
Topic: An in-depth analysis of a current issue relevant to customs and international trade law.
Award: $1000 first prize, $500 second prize. Awards will be presented at the CITBA's semi-annual dinner in the fall.
Deadline: May 22, 2015