Best Brief Competition

The finalists in this year's Best Brief Competition are Mary Berg, Christopher Hovel, Amber Renee Quinlan, Benjamin Sevart, and Frederick Yates.

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 from among those written by their spring semester students. This summer, a panel of Wisconsin attorneys evaluated the semi-finalists' briefs to determine the finalists. A panel of Law School faculty will now evaluate the finalists' briefs to determine the winner.  The winner will be announced in October 2023.

Congratulations to the Best Brief finalists!

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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