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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


James E. Beckley Securities Arbitration and Law Writing Competition-Submission deadline is September 19, 2014.

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.

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

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

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

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

Happy writing!