Writing Competitions

Best Brief Competition

The winner of the 2015 Best Brief Competition is Joseph Diedrich.  Other finalists included Shannon Lins, and Jessica Schultz.  Congratulations to these great legal writers!

Other Writing Competitions (arranged by deadline for entry; only the top prize is listed) 


July 1, 2016 - Tannenwald Tax Law Writing Competition - (any federal or state tax-related topic); $5,000.

July 1, 2016 - American Inns of Court, Warren E. Burger Prize - (issues of civility, ethics, and professionalism); $5,000 and publication in the South Carolina Law Review.

July 1, 2016 - J. Ruben Clark Law Society Religious Liberty Student Writing Competition - (domestic or international religious liberty, broadly or narrowly construed); $4,000.

July 31, 2016 - UIA International Jacques Leroy Prize - (solutions that companies are offering regarding the impact of climate change on human rights); 1,000 euros and free registration, travel, and accommodations for the 2016 UIA Budapest - Hungary Congress on Oct. 28 - Nov. 1, 2016.

August 1, 2016 - National Moot Court Problem Writing Competition - (federal-law moot court problem and record for law school competitions); $2,000.

August 19, 2016 - Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation - Brown Award for Excellence in Legal Writing - (any legal subject); $10,000.

September 16, 2016 - James E. Beckley Securities Arbitration and Law Competition - (any aspect of securities law or securities arbitration); $1,000.








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