Category Archives: WRITING AND ADVOCACY COMPETITIONS

Jan. 6: Grammy Foundation: 17th Annual Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition

Writing Competition, co-sponsored by the American Bar Association. The ELI Writing Competition invites law students to write a 3,000-word paper on a compelling legal topic facing the music industry today. To encourage applications, the GRAMMY Foundation hosts ELI Writing Competition…

Jan. 9: American Bar Association: Mendes Hershman Award Writing Competition

Submission deadline: January 9, 2015 Entrant Criteria: Author of the paper must be a student enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school’s J.D. program at the time of submission (submissions for the 2014-2015 Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest will be accepted starting…

2015 Interleges Award Essay Contest

TOPIC – TRANSNATIONAL ADJUDICATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS: NATIONAL TRIBUNALS AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO INTERNATIONAL COURTS The essay should address one of the following sets of issues: 1. Can and do national courts provide different or increased remedies to victims…

Submit to the Animal Law Writing Contest

  The American Veterinary Medical Association, American Kennel Club, Cat Fanciers’ Association and Animal Health Institute offer law students an opportunity to engage in a scholarly discussion and debate of legal issues related to animals and animal law. The Grand…

The Miriam Maccoby Netter Fellowship

The New York Bar Foundation is accepting applications for The Miriam Maccoby Netter Fellowship, created and funded by the Intellectual Property Law Section 2015. A completed application and supporting documentation as detailed in the guidelines must be submitted to The New…

THE PHIL COWAN MEMORIAL/BMI SCHOLARSHIP Writing Competition

THE PHIL COWAN MEMORIAL/BMI SCHOLARSHIP A unique opportunity to get your work published and receive a $2,500.00 scholarship Law students, take note of this publishing and scholarship opportunity: The Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section of the New York State…

American Indian Law Review Writing Competition

Source: http://www.ailr.net/writecomp Deadline: January 30th, 2015 (6:00PM EST) Description: Papers will be accepted on any issue concerning American Indian law or indigenous peoples. However, topics recently published in the American Indian Law Review will not be favored. Papers will be judged on the…

Call for Applications: CHRGJ Student Human Rights Scholars

The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) is accepting applications for its annual Student Human Rights Scholars Program.  The program was established to encourage and facilitate current NYU law students to conduct independent academic research, writing and publications related…

Try out for the Jean-Pictet Competition on International Humanitarian Law and the Clara Barton International Humanitarian Law Competitions

The Jean-Pictet Competition is hosted by the International Committee of the Red Cross and is a unique opportunity to gain in-depth and hands-on knowledge of international humanitarian law (IHL).  The competition is a week-long training event on IHL, consisting in…

$200K Entrepreneurs Challenge, Venture Competitions: You’re Invited

All students, researchers and faculty are invited to compete. Ideas Wanted. Not any old ideas. Ideas that challenge assumed boundaries & inspire a sense of what’s possible. $200K Entrepreneurs Challenge 3 Venture Competitions New Venture; Technology Venture; Social Venture Be…

D. M. Harish Memorial Government Law College International Moot Court Competition

Source: http://www.mcaglc.org/dmh/default.htm Deadline: December 5th, 2014 for Memorials Description: It is our pleasure to announce the 16th edition of the D. M. Harish Memorial Government Law College International Moot Court Competition (DMH), hosted by the Government Law College, Mumbai, India, in association with the D.…

Try Out for the International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition in Hong Kong and Vienna

NYU will send up to two teams to the next edition of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot which takes place each year in Hong Kong and Vienna. It is a unique competition that is designed to foster…

ACCFSL 2015 WRITING COMPETITION

The American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers is pleased to announce awards to be presented for (a) the best book (b) the best publishable article, book chapter, or substantial book review (c) the best student note or comment on…

Call for Applicants: International Price Media Law Moot Court Programme 2014-15

The Price Media Law Moot Court Programme is an international moot court competition convened by Oxford University.  The competition concerns topical issues in freedom of expression and international law and attracts teams from across the globe. The Americas round will…

Try Out for the Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot

NYU is currently recruiting talented students for the Seventh Annual Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot (FDI Moot), which will be held this year in Malibu, California in late October 2014. The FDI Moot is supported by several international organizations…

Smith Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition

Description: This is a writing competition for students interested in legal ethics. The competition is open to all law students at U.S. and Canadian law schools. Entries should concern any issue within the general category of legal ethics. Each submission…

1L Writing Competition Information Sessions

Section 1 Tuesday, April 15, 2014  |  4:00PM – 5:30 PM Vanderbilt Hall, Room 214 Sections 2 & 3 Wednesday, April 16, 2014  |  4:00PM – 5:30 PM Vanderbilt Hall, Room 210 Sections 4 & 5 Thursday, April 17, 2014…

2014 James E. Beckley Securities Arbitration & Law Competition

Description: This is a writing competition for students interested in Securities Arbitration and Securities Law sponsored by the PIABA Foundation. The competition is open to all students who attend a law school in the U.S. The submission may adress any…

50th IABA Law Student Best Paper Award

Description: At each of its annual international conferences, the Inter-American Bar Association awards prizes to three law students from the Americas for presenting the best papers on legal topics. The next conference will be in San Juan, Puerto Rico from…

21st Annual Brown Award for Excellence in Legal Writing

Description:  The Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation is pleased to announce the 21st Annual Brown Award. The award is in recognition of excellence in legal writing in American Law schools. Any law student currently enrolled in an accredited law…

National Association of Women Lawyers® 2014 Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition

The National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL)® is a national voluntary legal professional organizationwhose mission is the advancement of women in the legal profession and women’s rights. Since 1899, NAWL has served as an educational forum and active voice for the…

Trandafir International Business Writing Competition

Topic: Any topic of contemporary international busi- ness or economic concern with a legal nexus. Award: Publication and CASH PRIZE of $2,000 Publication: The winning essay will be published in Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems, a Journal of the University…

2013-14 Beveridge & Diamond Constitutional Environmental Law Writing Contest

Description: The Environmental Law Institute and the National Association of Environmental Law Societies invite law students to submit papers exploring current issues of constitutional environmental law. The writing competition is made possible through the generous support of Beveridge & Diamond,…

2014 Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition

Description: The National Association of Women Lawyers has established the annual Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition to encourage and reward original law student writing on issues concerning women and the law. Entrants should submit a paper on an…

IADC 2014 Legal Writing Contest

Description: The IADC Legal Writing Contest is open to students in accredited law schools in the U.S. and Canada. Founded in 1920, the International Association of Defense Counsel is an association of lawyers, barristers, solicitors, corporate counsel, and insurance executives…

Queens County Bar Association Scholarship

Description: The Queens County Bar Association awards a monetary scholarship to a deserving law student each Spring. The scholarship is awarded based on financial need, a commitment to community service and academic achievement.  Law students that are eligible to apply must be…

2014 Bert W. Levit Essay Contest

Description: The Bert W. Levit Essay Contest is conducted by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability and the San Francisco law firm of Long & Levit LLP. The 2014 contest is administered and judged by a…

10th Annual Employee Benefits Writing Competition

Description: The American College of Employee Benefits Counsel has announced the 10th Annual Employee Benefits Writing Competition. Any J.D. and graduate law student is eligible to enter. The submissions should deal with employee benefits topics, such as legal issues involving…

IT-Lex Technology Law Writing Competition

Description: IT-Lex is a non-for-profit organization dedicated to educational, literary, and scientific advancement in the field of technology law. Their 2014 Technology Law Writing Competition is being sponsored by Foley & Lardner LLP. All law students in good standing at…

2014 Robert C. Watson IP Writing Competition

Description: The American Intellectual Property Law Association is pleased to announce the Robert C. Watson Writing Contest. Full-time law students are encouraged to submit an article on an IP topic. Judges will consider the merit of the article as a…