Writing Competitions

Best Brief Competition

Laura E. Schroeder is the winner of the 2016 Best Brief Competition.  Jonathon Davies is the runner-up in the competition.  Other finalists are Claire Dennis, Dustin Page, and Chelsea Wilfong.  Congratulations to these great legal writers!

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

June 30, 2017 - Robert C. Watson Competition - (intellectual property law); $2,000 and a trip to Washington D.C. to receive the award.

July 1, 2017 - William W. Greenhalgh Writing Competition - (see contest materials for the specific topic about the 4th Amendment and technology); $2,500 and up to $800 for transportation costs to attend a meeting of the ABA Criminal Justice Section.

July 1, 2017 - American Inns of Court - Warren E. Burger Prize - (topics related to professionalism, ethics, civility, and excellence); $5,000 and publication in the South Carolina Law Review.

July 5, 2017 - 2017 Tannenwald Writing Competition - (any federal or state tax-related topic); $5,000.

July 14, 2017 - Federal Claims Bar Association Writing Competition - (any topic that lies within the procedure, substance, or scope of the jurisdiction of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims): $3,500 and an opportunity to be published on the association's website.

July 31, 2017 - International Association of Lawyers Jacques Leroy Prize - (natural resource exploitation and respect for human rights):  1,000 Euros and free travel and registration for the 2017 Congress in Toronto, Canada.  Note:  According to contest rules, only law students under 30 years of age may enter the competition.

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