Writing Competitions

Best Brief Competition

The semi-finalists in the Spring 2018 Best Brief Competition are Will Cowell, Adam Lowe, Connor McCarthy, Doug McIntosh, Julia Mumm, Peter Nowak, Angela O'Brien, Hannah Stewart, Cara Tolliver, Sarah Wertz, Kelly Wilfert, and Samantha Zlevor.

The Best Brief Competition is an annual event that recognizes outstanding legal writing by first-year students.  The Legal Research and Writing faculty select the best appellate briefs from among those written by their spring semester students.  Next, Wisconsin attorneys evaluate the semi-finalists' briefs to determine who will become finalists.  A panel of Law School faculty then evaluates the finalists' briefs to decide the winner.  The winner of the competition will be announced by the end of Septemer 2018.

Congratulations to the semi-finalists!

Other Writing Competitions for Students

These are listed in chronological order by deadline.  Only the top prize is listed.

July 6, 2018 - Tannenwald Writing Competition (paper focusing on technical or policy-oriented tax issues relating to any type of existing or proposed U.S. federal or state tax or U.S. federal or state taxation system); $5,000.

Other legal writing competitions for students are collected at: http://www.suffolk.edu/icompetewriting

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