Outside Scholarship and Essay Writing Competitions


American Accident Awareness Attorney (AAAA) Scholarship by Naqvi Injury Law

The Naqvi Injury Law firm in Las Vegas, NV is pleased to announce a scholarship worth $2,000.00 for graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in law related programs and have aspirations of becoming a lawyer. Applicant must submit an original 500+ word essay on how Driving and Texting has affected your life or an experience of how it has impacted someone you know. Please visit the following URL for more information: http://naqvilaw.com/AAAA_Scholarship.

Deadline: May 30, 2016

Sally & Fitch LLP 2016 Scholarship for Students

Sally & Fitch LLP will be awarding a scholarship to a current law school student as well as an undergraduate student with aspirations of going to law school. The goal of the scholarship to help a future lawyer with the financial cost of higher education. The scholarship award is $1,500.00. All law school applicants must be currently enrolled or accepted for the 2016-2017 school year at a law school and have a 3.0 or higher GPA. For more information, please visit http://www.sally-fitch.com/Scholarship.shtml.

Deadline: March 1, 2016

2nd Annual Plaxen and Adler Scholarship

The Plaxen and Adler Scholarship Awards $2500 annually to a law student who has demonstrated an interest in trial advocacy and a career as a trial lawyer, as well as the concept of a fair Civil Justice system, a just result for the injured, a desire to represent the injured and those whose rights are jeopardized. The scholarship is available to all law school students including those who are outstanding and promising scholars, have an interest in trial advocacy and possess a commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more information, please visit http://www.plaxenadler.com/plaxen-adler-scholarship/#top.

Deadline: April 1, 2016

Annual Waechter Medical-Legal Scholarships

Jason Waechter loves both the medical profession and the legal profession. He believes the best of each field have something in common-they solve problems in creative and original ways. These scholarships embrace this. Open to any students of any kind of legal or medical college, university, or program. No minimum GPA requirement. One $1000 scholarship awarded to a law student. Applications accepted January 1 through September 1. For application requirements and additional information, please visit http://www.birthlaw.com/34.html.

2016 Legal Scholarship Offered by Criminal Defense Attorneys Moses and Rooth Attorneys at Law

Moses and Rooth Attorneys at Law, a Criminal Defense Law Firm located in Orlando, Florida is offering a $1,000 scholarship to one incoming 1L or currently enrolled Law Student. Scholarship is offered for the Fall 2016 Academic Semester. Applicants must submit an essay on "Do you think the criminal justice system adequately deals with America's War on Drugs?" to enter the selection.Eligibility Requirements:- This scholarship will only be awarded to one incoming 1L or a currently enrolled Law Student- Hold a 3.0 or higher overall GPA- Must be a legal resident of the U.S.For scholarship application requirements please visit https://www.mosesandrooth.com/2016-legal-scholarship/.

Deadline: June 1, 2016

2016 Legal Scholarship Offered by Console & Hollawell

All applicants must be a US citizen currently pursuing a law related degree or be accepted into a legal program, must currently hold or anticipate a high school diploma or GED within the 2015-2016 school year, and currently hold a 3.0 or higher GPA. Applicant submit an unofficial transcript, current proof of enrollment, an introductory statement, an application, and short essay. For more details, visit http://www.consoleandhollawell.com/law-scholarship-2016/.

Deadline: July 15, 2016

Writing Competitions

2016 Donald C. Alexander Tax Writing Competition

The Federal Bar Association Section on Taxation is once again sponsoring an annual writing competition and invites law students to participate. The Donald C. Alexander Tax Law Writing Competition is named in honor of former IRS Commissioner (1973-1977) Don Alexander, who passed away in 2010. Mr. Alexander was a widely admired role model and advocate for writing skills and style in the area of tax law throughout his career. All full-time and part-time law students currently seeking a juris doctor (J.D.) or a master of laws (LL.M.) at an accredited law school are eligible to enter the competition. First place prize is $2000, and second place is $1000. Both recipients will receive a trip to the FBA's Annual Tax Law Conference in Washington, D.C. Winning entries may be published in the Tax Section newsletter The Report, or in The Federal Lawyer.

Deadline: January 8, 2016

2016 Mollie and Paul Hill Student Writing Competition

In 2016, the Florida State University Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law, based in both the FSU College of Medicine and the FSU College of Law, will present awards for the outstanding original papers submitted by a law student and a medical student or medical resident in response to a question pertaining to collaboration between the medical and legal professions. This writing competition is made possible by a generous gift from Mollie and Paul Hill. 2016 Contest Question: In recent years, Ebola and other infectious diseases, natural disasters, threatened acts of bioterrorism, the rise of obesity and obesity-related ailments, the recreational use of tobacco and drugs, and other actual or potential developments have threatened the health of the public in the United States and elsewhere. Successfully preparing for and effectively addressing these and other public health dangers will require use of an array of tools involving expertise and experience possessed and practiced by medical and legal professionals. Discuss some of the ways in which medical and other health care professionals can work innovatively and collaboratively with members of the legal profession in the next few years to jointly protect and promote public health in the U.S. and beyond in the face of actual and potential challenges, while also respecting individual and institutional personal and property rights. Outstanding Paper by a law student--$250. Please visit http://med.fsu.edu/userFiles/file/2016%20Writing%20Competition%20Flyer(3).pdf.

Deadline: January 4, 2016

Jameson Crane III Disability and the Law Writing Competition

The Crane Writing Competition is designed to encourage outstanding student scholarship at the intersection of law and medicine or law and the social sciences that promotes an understanding, furthers the development of legal rights and protections, and improves the lives of those with disabilities. The Crane Writing Competition is open to currently enrolled law students (J.D., LL.M., and J.S.D.), medical students, and doctoral candidates in related fields who attend an accredited graduate program of study in the United States. Submitted papers may be on any topic relating to disability law including, legal issues arising with respect to employment, government services and programs, public accommodations, education, higher education, housing, and health care. First place winner will be awarded $1,500 cash prize and the Thomas Jefferson Law Review will consider the paper for publication; Two second place winners will receive a $1,000 cash prize. Please see http://www.tjsl.edu/cranewritingcompetition.

Deadline: January 15, 2016

Louis Jackson Memorial National Student Writing Competition

The Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law is an annual law student writing competition that honors the memory of Louis Jackson, a founding partner in Jackson Lewis LLP. The Jackson Lewis law firm has been engaged in the practice of employment, labor, and benefits law on behalf of management for over 50 years. Judges will consider papers on any topic relating to the law governing the workplace, such as employment law, labor law, employee benefits, or employment discrimination. One top honors award of $3,000 and two $1,000 awards will be presented to the top three entries. In addition, entries will be published on the Institute for Law and the Workplace website. Please visit https://www.kentlaw.iit.edu/institutes-centers/institute-for-law-and-the-workplace/louis-jackson-writing-competition.

Deadline: January 19, 2016

American Indian Law Review Writing Competition

The American Indian law Review (AILR) is pleased to announce its annual writing competition for 2014-2015. The competition is open to students enrolled in J.D. or graduate law programs at accredited law schools in the United States and Canada as of the competition deadline of Friday, January 29, 2016.  Editors of the American Indian Law Review are not eligible to compete. The first place winner receives $1,000 and publication in the American Indian Law Review, an official periodical of the University of Oklahoma College of Law with international distribution.  The second place winner receives $500, and third place receives $250. Each of the three winning authors will also be awarded an eBook version of Felix S. Cohen's Handbook of Federal Indian Law, provided by LexisNexis, and will be recognized on the masthead of the American Indian Law Review.For essay requirements and competition rules please visit https://www.law.ou.edu/content/writing-competition.

Deadline: January 29, 2016

The Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory And Administrative Law

The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy is pleased to announce the Ninth Annual Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law. The author of the winning paper in each category (lawyer and law student) will receive a cash prize of $1,500. The winning papers will receive special recognition at the ACS National Convention, on the ACS website, and potentially through other means agreed upon by the authors and ACS. For example, ACS's two journals, the Harvard Law and Policy Review (HLPR) and Advance, will consider publication of appropriate pieces that meet their word limit guidelines (under 10,000 words for HLPR and under 5,000 words for Advance).Submissions should be related to American regulatory or administrative law, broadly construed. Appropriate subjects include empirical or comparative analyses of the effectiveness of specific regulatory regimes or of deregulation, doctrinal investigations of the development of administrative law rules or principles by courts and administrative agencies and the effects of that development, and normative analyses of how particular regulatory or administrative regimes or deregulation advance or fail to advance values of fairness, participation, and transparency.For essay requirements and competition rules please visit https://www.acslaw.org/cudahycompetition.

Deadline: February 5, 2016

2016 "Gerrymander Standard" Writing Competition

For the second year, Common Cause is sponsoring the Gerrymander Standard Writing Competition, a contest in which we invite lawyers, social scientists, students, and others to submit academic papers proposing a new definition for partisan gerrymandering that can be used in court to challenge unfair and undemocratic redistricting plans. Winners will receive prize money (1st place: $5,000, 2nd place: $3,000, 3rd place: $2,000), publication in an academic journal, and free travel to present their papers at a national redistricting reform symposium. For more information, visit http://www.commoncause.org/issues/voting-and-elections/redistricting/first-amendment-gerrymander-standard-writing-competition.html

Deadline: March 27, 2016

Constance Baker Motley National Student Writing Competition

The American Constitution Society (ACS) and the University of Pennsylvania Law School ACS Chapter host an annual national student writing competition in honor of Constance Baker Motley's legacy. As a civil rights attorney, first woman elected President of the Borough of Manhattan, and the first African-American woman appointed to the federal bench, Motley's life-long commitment to equality for all aligns with ACS's mission to ensure that law is a force to improve the lives of all people. ACS welcomes all student papers furthering and promoting a progressive vision of the Constitution, law, and public policy. The student authors of the top three papers will receive special recognition at the ACS National Convention in the summer of 2016 and a cash prize for their work. The winner will be awarded $3,000. Each of the two runners-up will receive $1,000. The top paper will also receive an offer of publication in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law. For essay requirements and competition rules please visit http://www.acslaw.org/chapters/studentcompetitions/writing

Deadline: February 12, 2016

2015-2016 Beveridge & Diamond Constitutional Environmental Law Writing Competition

ELI and NAELS invite law students to submit papers exploring current issues of constitutional environmental law. This annual writing competition is made possible through the generous support of Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., one of the premier environmental law firms in the nation. The author of the article deemed best by a panel of judges will receive $2000 cash, an offer of publication in the Environmental Law Reporter, and a one-year individual membership to ELI. TOPIC: Any topic addressing developments or trends in U.S. environmental law that have a significant constitutional, "federalism, " or other cross-cutting component. ELIGIBILITY: Students currently enrolled in law school (in the U.S. or abroad) are eligible, including students who will graduate in 2016. Any relevant article, case comment, note, or essay may be submitted, including writing submitted for academic credit. Jointly authored pieces are eligible only if all authors are students and consent to submit. Previously published pieces, or pieces that are already slated for publication, are ineligible. For essay requirements and competition rules please visit http://www.eli.org/constitution-courts-and-legislation/2015-2016-beveridge-diamond-constitutional-environmental-law-writing-competition

Deadline: April 4, 2016

2016 Tannenwald Writing Competition

The Tannenwald Writing Competition is sponsored by the Theodore Tannenwald, Jr. Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship and The American College of Tax Counsel. Named for the late Tax Court Judge Theodore Tannenwald, Jr., and designed to perpetuate his dedication to legal scholarship of the highest quality, the Tannenwald Writing Competition is open to all full- or part-time law school students, undergraduate or graduate. Papers on any federal or state tax-related topic may be submitted in accordance with the Competition Rules. Cash prizes of $5,000, $2,500 and $1,500 for the top three papers. For essay requirements and competition rules please visit http://www.tannenwald.org/Competition-Rules

Deadline: July 1, 2016

Warner E Burger Prize Writing Competition

The American Inns of Court sponsors the Warren E. Burger Prize writing competition to encourage thoughtful consideration of the practical application of the highest principles of professionalism in the American legal community. Through this competition, significant contributions to the body of scholarship in the areas of excellence, civility, ethics and professionalism are recognized and rewarded. Authors should address one or more aspects of excellence in legal skills, civility, ethics or professionalism within the legal profession. The selected issue(s) should be of contemporary significance with clear relevance to the legal community at large. A presentation will be held during the Celebration of Excellence, which is held annually in early November, at the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C. See the following site for more information: http://home.innsofcourt.org/about-us/awards/the-warren-e-burger-prize/warren-e-burger-prize-rules.aspx

Deadline: July 1, 2016

2016 Yanez & Associates Annual Family Law Scholarship Essay Contest and Scholarship Program

This year marks Yanez & Associates second Annual Family Law Scholarship Essay Contest and Scholarship Program for Law Students. The essay contest will focus on child custody and support. The objective is to support law students' educational efforts while raising awareness about family law issues. The prizes for the winning essays are as follows: First Place: $2,000.00; Second Place: $1,000.00. The Law Student Scholarship is open to students enrolled in any JD law program in the United States. For essay requirements and competition rules please visit http://www.yanezlaw.com/scholarship/essay-contest/

Deadline: August 31, 2016

College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law Writing Competition

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law are pleased to announce their 2015-2016 writing competition. This competition is open to articles written while the author is a student at an accredited law school in the United States. Authors may not have graduated from law school prior to December 1, 2015. Graduate students in law school (LLM candidates) are not eligible. Entries may address any aspect of public or private sector labor and/or employment law relevant to the American labor and employment bar. Students are encouraged to discuss a public policy issue, practical implications of a leading case or doctrine, a statute or the need for statutory modification, or a common law doctrine. Articles may address U.S. law, international law of relevance to U.S. labor and employment attorneys, or how a legal topic is treated in states across the country, but papers limited to the law of a single state will not be considered. The following prizes may be awarded by the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers: First Place: $3,000, Second Place: $1000, Third Place: $500. The first-place winning article will be published in the ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law, and its author will be a guest at the annual CLE program of the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law and honored at the Annual Induction Dinner of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. The College and the Section reserve the right not to select any article for publication or award any prizes if, in their judgment, the submissions do not meet their standards for outstanding legal writing. For essay requirements and competition rules please visit http://laborandemploymentcollege.org/pdf/AME%20COL%20WRITING%20COMPETITION%20RULES%202015-2016.pdf

Deadline: June 15, 2016

National Law Review Law Student Writing Competition

The NLR Law Student Writing Competition offers law students the opportunity to submit articles for publication consideration on the NLR Web site.  No entry fee is required and applicants can submit an unlimited number of entries each month. The winning submissions will be published according to specified dates. Entries will be judged and the top two to four articles chosen will be featured on the NLR homepage for a month.  Up to 5 runner-up entries will also be posted in the NLR searchable database each month. Each winning article will be displayed accompanied by the student's photo, biography, contact information, law school logo, and any copyright disclosure. All winning articles will remain in the NLR database for two years. For essay requirements and competition rules please visit http://www.natlawreview.com/NLR-law-student-writing-competition

Deadline: Ongoing 

2016 USA Constitution Reform Foundation Law Student Writing Competition

The USA Constitution Reform Foundation proudly announces its first annual national Student Writing Competition. This competition for law students is an opportunity to recognize legal scholarship that enhances the understanding of legal professionals and the public on potential changes to the U. S. Constitution. The USA Constitution Reform Foundation welcomes all papers that further education and understanding of draft Constitutional Amendments designed to enhance our democracy, strengthen individual rights and make government function more effectively. The proposed amendments are summarized below and their full text can be found on our website at usacrf.org. Entrants are encouraged to select one of the proposed amendments and provide the historical context, related legal scholarship, analysis of the impacts and a section with the rationale for adoption in layman's terms. We also welcome submissions that take a broader approach and address the underlying themes of the proposed amendments. Papers will be judged on their effective use of analysis, legal scholarship and the clarity of the layman's section. Cash prizes will be awarded. Visit https://www.usacrf.org/writing-contest.html

Deadline: TBD 2016

Call for Papers & Other Writing Opportunities

The Artifice: Calling All Writers

Do you want to write about Movies, TV, Anime, Arts, Comics, Games, Literature or other art forms? Do you want to get your foot in the door and enter the big-wide world of the online media and have your work read and shared by millions of readers? We invite you to The Artifice: http://www.the-artifice.com. The Artifice is an online magazine that covers a wide spectrum of art forms. We do not run The Artifice, you do. The Artifice is collaboratively built and maintained by your fellow writers. It is structured to let you focus on the quality of the content while it deals with the exposure of it to an audience of millions. Instead of recycling the same entertainment news stories or publishing commonplace editorials, The Artifice focus on unique topics that are intellectually stimulating and meaningful. You can write about a whole host of things for pleasure, passion and/or to boost your CV with vital experience in this ever competitive media environment. Our current writers range from undergraduates, to graduates, to emeritus professors and a bit of everyone in between. Grab the opportunity and join our team of writers. Join now: http://the-artifice.com/write/

International Technical Sciences Journal: Call for Papers

The "International Technical Sciences Journal" (ITSJ) is a peer reviewed journal, which accepts high quality research articles. The journal is issued annually (each February). ITSJ is available to all researchers who are interested in publishing their scientific achievements. ITSJ is available to all researchers who are interested in publishing their scientific achievements in the field of technical sciences. We welcome submissions focusing on theories, methods and applications in both articles and book reviews. Regular publications of the ITSJ are uploaded on our website. Moreover, the European Scientific Institute, ESI the publisher of the ITSJ, mails printed copies of the journal to the authors of the papers.Learn more by visiting http://www.itsj.org/