Writing Competitions

Best Brief Competition

The semi-finalists in the Spring 2017 Best Brief Competition are Aaron Bibb, William Grau, Rebecca Hart, Lindsey Klarkowski, Andrew Mlynczak, Hilda Soto Romero, Alexander Straka, Corey Triggs, Heather Twitchell, Miles Walser, Julia Walsh, and Charis Zimmick.

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 September 2017.

Congratulations to the semi-finalists!

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

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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