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) 

May 20, 2016 - International Association of Defense Counsel - (topics related to civil litigation); $2,000, a plaque, and consideration for publication in the Defense Counsel Journal.

May 20, 2016 - Andrew P. Vance Memorial Writing Competition - (an in-depth analysis of a current issue relevant to customs and international trade law); $1,000.

May 30, 2016 - Intellectual Property Section of the Wisconsin State Bar Writing Competition - (any intellectual property topic); $3,000.

May 30, 2016 - AAJ Class Action Litigation Group National Law Student Writing Competition - (any topic related to class action jurisprudence); $2,000 and publication.

June 10, 2016 - H. Thomas Austern Memorial Writing Competition - (paper on a current legal issue concerning food, drugs, animal drugs, biologics, cosmetics, diagnostics, dietary supplements, medical devices or tobacco; see topic examples on website); $5,000.

June 15, 2016 - ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law Writing Competition - (public or private sector labor and/or employment law relevant to the American labor and employment bar); $3,000, publication, and travel to a conference.

June 27, 2016 - LCCHP Student Writing Competition - (20+ pages on any aspect of cultural heritage law, but not IP); $1,000.

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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