Student Legal Writing Competitions - May 2021

 

The following are writing competitions to which law students may be eligible to submit their writings. For future writing competition deadlines and competitions by subject, see the Library’s Student Legal Writing Competitions Guide.


Weisblatt Law Firm, LLC Scholarship                
Deadline: May 3, 2021. Annual competition

Michael Greenberg Writing Competition                
This competition is dedicated to encouraging and recognizing outstanding law student scholarship on the legal issues affecting LGBTQ+ persons. The winning article is considered for publication each year in the Tulane Journal of Law & Sexuality: A Review of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the Law.
Deadline: May 14, 2021, at 5 p.m. Eastern

Mary Rose Strubbe Labor & Employment Writing Prize Flier                                    
Deadline May 14, 2021
           
Annual IDEA Student Intellectual Property Writing Competition                
"the paper must focus on intellectual property law"
Deadline: Friday, May 28, 2021. Annual competition
           
American Bar Association Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Student Writing Competition                
Deadline: May 29, 2021
           
Jan Jancin Competition                
"The Jan Jancin Awards are merit-based scholarship awards that recognize rising second and third year law students from diverse backgrounds who are underrepresented racial or ethnic minorities, who have expressed an interest in pursuing a career as an IP lawyer, and who have engaged in activities reflecting that interest."
Deadline: May 29, 2021. Annual competition
           
National Law Review 2020-2021 Law Student Writing Competition                
"straightforward and practical, containing useful information of interest to legal and business professionals" Suggested Topics:
- Election Law and Access to Voting
- President Trump and current administration
- Tax Issues
- Immigration enforcement and policy
- Federal Court issues: process of adding additional justices to the US Supreme Court/Federal Circuit
- Employment Issues - Ban the Box Laws, Minimum Wage, Transgender Accommodations, Age/Sex Discrimination
Deadline: 5:00 pm Central Standard Time by the last day of the month
           
Gellhorn-Sargentich Law Student Essay Competition                
"any topic relating to administrative law"
Deadline: May 31, 2021. 7:00 p.m. Eastern. Annual competition
           
American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Energy Law Writing Competition                
"Entries for the Competition should demonstrate original thought on a question of legal and/or policy significance on any issue related to energy law. Submissions may
advocate a position, educate the reader, or analyze one or more cases. The decision of whether a particular essay qualifies as to subject matter is entirely within the discretion of the Section."
Deadline: May 31, 2021
           
American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Law Student Writing Competition: Constitutional Law                
"The goal of the Competition is to encourage law students to become involved in the Section. It is also intended to attract students to the practice of environmental law and raise awareness of and foster dialogue regarding federal and state constitutional issues related to the practice of environmental law. Examples of these issues include standing, preemption, takings, the separation of powers, and all constitutional issues related to the prosecution of environmental crimes."
Deadline: May 31, 2021
           
American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Law Student Writing Competition: Endangered Species                
"The goal of the Competition is to encourage law students to become involved in the Section. It is also intended to attract students to endangered species, wildlife, and natural resources legal practice fields, and to encourage scholarship in these areas."
Deadline: May 31, 2021

American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Law Student Writing Competition: Environmental Transactions and Brownfields / Superfund and Natural Resources Damages Litigation
"The goal of the Competition is to encourage law students to become involved in the Section. It is also intended to attract students to the practice of environmental transactions and brownfields law and Superfund and natural resources damages litigation, raise awareness of and foster dialogue regarding issues in these practice
areas, and encourage scholarship in these fields"
Deadline: May 31, 2021
           
American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Law Student Writing Competition: International Environmental and Resources Law                
"The goal of the Competition is to
encourage law students to become involved in the Section. It is also intended to attract students to the practice of international environmental and resources law, raise awareness of and foster dialogue regarding issues in these practice areas, and encourage scholarship in these fields."
Deadline: May 31, 2021

American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Law Student Writing Competition: Forest Law                
"The goal of the Competition is to encourage law students to become involved in the Section. It is also intended to raise awareness of and foster dialogue regarding legal issues related to both private and public forest lands and encourage scholarship in these fields."
Deadline: May 31, 2021
           
American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Law Student Writing Competition: Public Land and Resources                
"The goal of the Competition is to encourage law students to become involved in the Section. It is also intended to attract students to the practice of public land and resources law, raise awareness of and foster dialogue regarding public land and resources issues, and encourage scholarship in this field."
Deadline: May 31, 2021
           
American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Law Student Writing Competition: Waste and Resource Recovery                
"The goal of the Competition is to encourage law students to become involved in the Section. It is also intended to attract students to the practice of waste and resource recovery law, raise awareness of and foster dialogue regarding issues in these practice areas, and encourage scholarship in these fields."
Deadline: May 31, 2021

Virginia State Bar Intellectual Property Section Student Writing Competition                
"Articles must relate to an intellectual property law issue or the practice of intellectual property law."
Deadline: May 31, 2021

 

Last Updated: 
Apr 7, 2021