Writing competitions provide an excellent opportunity for students to research and write on a topic of interest and to receive recognition or a cash prize.  Competitions are listed here and new ones are highlighted in the weekly Chase Postings.  Some competitions require original work, but others allow students to submit papers for which academic credit has been received.  Pay attention to the competitions as they are announced and, if one interests you, consider entering.  



iCompete Writing: A compilation of legal writing competitions
Hosted by Suffolk University Law School

Center for Alcohol Policy Annual Essay Contest
Deadline:  December 7, 2018

Dukeminier Student Writing Competition
Deadline:  December 15, 2018

Artificial Intelligence Writing Competition
Deadline:  December 18, 2018

Legal Blog Post Writing Contest
Deadline:  December 31, 2018

21st Annual Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition
Deadline:  January 2, 2019

Article I Initiative Writing Contest
Deadline:  January 7, 2019

Baxter Family Competition on Federalism
Deadline:  January 14, 2019

Sarah Weddington Writing Prize for New Student Scholarship in Reproductive Rights
Deadline:  January 31, 2019

American Indian Law Review Writing Competition
January 31, 2019

2019 Human Rights Essay Award Competition
Deadline:  February 1, 2019

Trandafir Internationl Business Writing Competition
Deadline:  February 1, 2019

The Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law
Deadline:  February 3, 2019

Constance Baker Motley National Student Writing Competition
Deadline:  February 10, 2019

OSBA Labor and Employment Law Section 2019 Student Writing Competition
Deadline:  February 28, 2019

ABI Bankruptcy Law Student Writing Competition
Deadline:  March 18, 2019

WCL National Health Law Writing Contest
Deadline:  April 16, 2019

Virginia State Bar Health Section Writing Competition
Deadline:  April 26, 2019

The 2019 Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Contest
Deadline:  April 30, 2019

The Georgetown Law Technology Review Writing Competition
Deadline:  May 31, 2019

ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law 2018-19 Law Student Writing Competition 
Deadline:  June 15, 2019, by midnight EDT

Tax Analysts Annual Student Writing Competition
Deadline:  June 30, 2019

2019 William W. Greenhalgh Writing Competition
Deadline:  July 1, 2019, 11:59 p.m. CST

Tannenwald Writing Competition
Deadline:  July 8, 2019