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)

Feb. 29, 2016 - Humor and Creativity in Law Competition (up to 2,500 words, original appellate opinion, brief, poem, song, text, article, blog entry, etc.); $500

Mar. 4, 2016 - ABA Ed Mendrzycki Professional Liability Essay Competition (essay on ethics of U.S. law firm acquiring a foreign law firm--see hypothetical on website); $5,000 and trip to New Orleans conference

Mar. 27, 2016 - Common Cause 2016 Gerrymander Standard Writing Competition - (article on gerrymandering); $5,000, publication, and travel expenses to conference.

Apr.1, 2016 - Wolters Kluwer Legal Scholars Program (various areas of law); publication in a Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory Solutions U.S. publication

Apr. 4, 2016 - Constitutional Environmental Law Writing Competition (any topic on the constitutional implications of environmental law); $2,000 and publication.

Apr. 11, 2016 - DISH eDiscovery LR&W Competition (issues about use of technology in civil litigation); $2,500

May 30, 2016 - Intellectual Property Section of the Wisconsin State Bar Writing Competition - (7,500 words on any intellectual property topic); $3,000

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

July 1, 2016 - Tannenwald Tax Law Writing Competition (any federal or state tax-related topic); $5,000

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