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Below are a variety of writing competitions available to all Drake University Law students;
Organized by submission due date:

March 31, 2014
2013 Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Contest
Topic: Is democracy for sale?
Length: Maximum of 50 pages
Prizes: $5,000 and publication
Intent-To-Enter Submission Deadline:  February 28, 2014
Essay Contest Submission Deadline:  March 31, 2014

June 1, 2014
Goodwin & Scieszka Innovation Scholarship  
1.What impact do you believe the Affordable Healthcare Act will have on the U.S. legal system?
2.In your opinion, what law is most out of date and should be rectified or repealed?
3.What future do you foresee for legal marketing with the inclusion of social media?  
Length:  500 and 1000 words
Prizes:  1st place - $1,000, 2 runner-ups - $500 each

July 1, 2014
Warren E. Burger Writing Competition
Topic is any aspect of legal excellence, civility, ethics, or professionalism of contemporary significance. Prize: $5,000 and publication. 

September 19, 2014
2014 James E. Beckley Securities Arbitration and Law Competition
Topics shall include any aspect of Securities law; Securities arbitration; The Federal Arbitration Act, Title 9, US Code, Section 1-14; or FINRA Code of Arbitration.
Prize:  First Place - $1,000 and paper publication, Second Place - $750.00, Third Place - $500.00

Be sure to check out the
Legal Writing Competition Blog and get the latest information on competitions going on right now! The ABA also has a listing of writing competitions listed by section available on their website.

Last Modified: 4/10/2014 10:35:00 AM by Debra Booth