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.

2020-2021 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.

Epstein Becker Green Health Law Writing Competition - Papers may address any traditional area of the law as applied to health care (e.g., antitrust, tax, corporate) or areas of law unique to health care (e.g., fraud and abuse, managed care, Medicare/Medicaid, clinical trials, telehealth/telemedicine).  Application deadline: February 26, 2021.

Judicial Clerkship Opinion Writing Conference
- Open to individuals who have accepted a 2021-2022 federal or state appellate court clerkship.  Application deadline: January 31, 2021.

Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts Writing Competition - Open to upper level students.  Topic: Why Should Pennsyilvania Focus on Increasing Diversity in the Judiciary?" Application deadline: February 1, 2021.

Recording Academy Entertainment Law Initiative Student Writing Competition - Essay outlining a proposed solution on a compelling legal issue confronting the music industry.  Application deadline: January 4, 2021.