Writing competitions are a great way for students to sharpen their legal writing skills, get published, and possibly win cash prizes.
Please visit the AccessLex Institute for currently available legal contest opportunities.
Writing Competitions | AccessLex Institute
See also the American Bar Association's list of writing competitions and law student contests.
Eighth Annual National Health Law Writing Competition.
Entry Deadline: May 7, 2023
First Place winners receive $1,500, Second Place: $1,000; and Third Place: $500. For more information, go here
The American Society of Legal Writers Inaugural Scribes Fellows Program (2023-2024)
Entry Deadline: April 21, 2023
Each Fellow will be paid either a $1,500 stipend plus a five-year 50/50 profit-sharing arrangement for posted materials, or a $3,000 stipend. More information can be found here
The 2023 Marshall M. Schulman Annual Competition for Student Papers in Criminal Law and/or Criminal Procedure
Entry Deadline: April 30, 2023
The first place winner will receive $1,500 and will be published in the Criminal Law Journal. More information can be found here.
The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Annual Law Student Writing Competition for 2023
Entry Deadline: June 15th, 2023
The author of the winning essay will receive a cash prize of $3,000. More information can be found here.
The 2023 American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize
Entry Deadline: July 1, 2023
The author of the winning essay will receive a cash prize. More information can be found here