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Writing Competitions

The Career Services Office maintains a list of writing competitions offered by bar associations, law journals and professional organizations.  Students should check these listings periodically as we update the list as we are notified about competitions or otherwise find information online.

Questions about writing competitions should be directed to the sponsoring organization.

2018-2019 Writing Competitions

iCompete Writing: A Compilation of Legal Writing Contests (created by Suffolk University Law School) - A comprehensive listing of competitions with various subjects and deadlines.

2018 Public Contract Law Journal Writing Competition - Deadline: September 30, 2018

ABA Section of Antitrust Law Writing Competition - Deadline: January 31, 2019

Environmental Law Institute Constitutional Environmental Law - Deadline: April 8, 2019

Epstein Becker Green 21st Annual Health Law Writing Competition - Deadline: January 25, 2019

Hon. William C. Conner Writing Competition (IP Law) - Deadline: March 4, 2019

Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation Excellence in Legal Writing Competition (Any topic) - Deadline: June 3, 2019

Louis Jackson National Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law - Deadline: January 23, 2019

Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest (Business Law) - Deadline: February 15, 2019

Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts Writing Competition (Funding of PA's Unified Judicial System) - Deadline: February 8, 2019

Recording Academy Entertainment Law Initiative - Deadline: January 2, 2019

Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition - Deadline: April 26, 2019

Sports Lawyers Association Writing Competition - Deadline: March 16, 2019

Tannenwald Writing Competition - Deadline: July 8, 2019

William W. Greenhalgh Student Writing Competition - ABA Criminal Justice Section (Topic: The Use of Drones by Law Enforcement) (Note: Professor Rago will talk with students writing about this topic if data and/or first account information would be helpful for the content/substance of the paper) - Deadline: July 1, 2019