Best Brief Competition

Amber Renee Quinlan is the winner of the Spring 2023 Best Brief Competition. The finalists included Mary Berg, Christopher Hovel, Benjamin Sevart, and Frederick Yates. Congratulations to these great legal writers!

The Best Brief Competition is an annual event that recognizes outstanding legal writing by first-year students. The Legal Research and Writing faculty selected the best appellate briefs written by their spring semester students. Next, Wisconsin attorneys evaluated the semi-finalists' briefs to determine the finalists. A panel of Law School faculty then evaluated the finalists' briefs to determine the winner.  

View past winners of the Best Brief Competition »

Other Writing Competitions for Students

One of the most comprehensive collections of law student writing competitions can be found at:

For information about how law students can submit papers for publication in law reviews outside their own law school, see Submission of Law Student Articles for Publication.

Competitions on the following table are listed by deadline date. Only the first prize is listed.

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