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Legal Writing Competitions for Law Students

Legal writing competitions are a great way for students to hone their writing skills, earn recognition, and often win cash prizes. This page provides links to writing competitions for law students. Details and submission criteria for most of the competitions can be found on each organization’s website. For additional information or assistance, please see Professor Grace H. Barry, Director or your legal writing professor.

Submissions Due November 2020

Submissions Due December 2020

  1. The American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers (Due December 1)
    Read Competition Announcement and Rules

Submissions Due January 2021

Submissions Due February 2021

Submissions Due March 2021

  1. American Kennel Club
    Read Competition Announcement and Rules

Submissions Due June 2021

  1. The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Annual Law Student Writing Competition for 2021
    Read Competition Announcement and Rules