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Student Writing Competitions

Write to Win!

Writing competitions are a great way to strengthen your research and writing skills...and perhaps even win a cash prize! If you have any questions about the contests below, please contact Katie Rolfes at


Center for Alcohol Policy's Seventh Annual National Essay Contest - Submission deadline is November 17, 2014.

American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers 2015 Writing Competition -Submission deadline is December 1, 2014.

Expert Institute's Legal Blog Writing Contest - Submission deadline is December 31, 2014.

Mollie and Paul Hill Student Writing Competition - Submission deadline is January 2, 2015.

Richmond Law Journal of Law Student Law and Technology Writing Competition - Submission deadline is January 11, 2015.

Jameson Crane III Disability and the Law Writing Competition -  Submission deadline is January 15, 2015.

Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law - Submission deadline is January 20, 2015.

2015 Human Rights Essay Award Competition on the topic Transitional Justice, International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law -Submission deadline is Februrary 1, 2015.

2015 Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law-Submission deadline is February 6, 2015.

2015 Constance Baker Motley National Student Writing Competition- Submission deadline is February 13, 2015.

Animal Law Writing Contest- Submission deadline is February 15, 2015.

2014-2015 Louis Tertocha Fashion Law Writing Competition - Submission deadline is March 23, 2015.

Beveridge & Diamond Constitutional Environmental Law Writing Competition - Submission deadline is April 6, 2015.

College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law Annual Law Student Writing Competition for 2014-2015 - Submission deadline is May 15, 2015.

The ABA Student Law Division also maintains a list of writing and essay contests on its website.

Happy writing!