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Below are a variety of writing competitions available to all Drake University Law students (organized by submission due date):

Aug. 21, 2015
The Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation - Brown Award 
Topic: Writing on any legal subject.
Prize: $10,000 stipend

Sept. 18, 2015
2015 James E. Beckley Securities Arbitration and Law Writing 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.
Prizes: First place - $1,000 and publication; second place - $750; third place - $500

Oct. 9, 2015
Belluck & Fox, LLP Supports Mesothelioma Education Essay Contest
Topic: Your personal story dealing with asbestos disease or cancer; the importance of raising awareness and educating the public about asbestos and mesothelioma.
Prize: First place - $2,500; second place - $1,250; third place - $750; fourth place - $500

Dec. 1, 2015
Staver Law Group Personal Injury Scholarship Essay Contest
Topic: A personal account of how an auto accident, instance of medial malpractice, or premises liability accident has affected you or someone close to you and how this has impacted your life.
Prize: $2,000 toward educational expenses

Dec. 1, 2015
American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers 2015 Witing Competition
Topic: Consumer financial services law, but not related to securities regulation, insurance, or safety-and-soundness aspects of banking regulation.
Prizes: Cash award and travel expenses to attend the College's annual dinner held in conjunction with the Spring Meeting of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association.

Dec. 5, 2015
Center for Alcohol Policy
Topic: The Supreme Court’s Granholm decision and how this system fostered competition, increased new products available to consumers, and worked to protect consumers and the public.
Prizes: First place - $5,000; second place - $2,500; third place - $1,000

Dec. 10, 2015
NinjaEssays Writing Contest
Provide an entry on one of the following topics:
1. Nationalism in Contemporary American Literature
2. Is Homeschooling Inferior or Superior to Traditional Learning?
3. Digital Language: The Effects of the Internet on Modern Literature
4. College Dorms: An Inspiration or an Obstacle for Students' Progress?
5. Are Parents Supposed to Provide Financial Support to College Students?
6. Is 'Street Wisdom' Necessary for Professional Success?
7. African Writers: Diamonds of Contemporary Literature
8. The Effects of Television Violence on Young Students
9. Higher Education: a Privilege or a Right?
Prizes: First place - $500; second place - $300; third place - $150

Dec. 31, 2015
The Expert Institute's Legal Blog Writing Contest
Topic: A blog-style article on the use of expert witnesses in litigation.
Prizes: First place - $1,000 and publication; second and third place - publication

Jan. 15, 2016
Pacific Legal Foundation Law Student Writing Competition
Please refer to the above link for topic guidelines.
Prizes: First place - $3,000 and publication; second place - $2,000; third place - $1,000

May 31, 2016
Tax Analysts' Annual Student Writing Competition
Topic: Focus on an unsettled tax question in federal, international, or state law/policy.
Direct questions to studentwritingcomp@taxanalysts.org with "Question: Drake Law" in subject line. Submit papers to the same email with "Submission: Drake Law" in subject line.
Prize: Published paper and 12-month subscription to Tax Notes, State Tax Notes, and Tax Notes International.

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

Last Modified: 9/2/2015 9:03:00 AM by Kayla Choate