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

William P. Butterfield Award for Excellence in eDiscovery Writing
Deadline:  March 1, 2019

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

OSBA Labor & Employment Law Section 2019 Student Writing Competition
Deadline:  March 30, 2019

Howard C. Schwab Memorial Essay Contest
Deadline:  April 12, 2019

2019 Paul Faherty Tax Writing Competition
Deadline:  April 13, 2019

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

Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition (pdf)
Deadline:  April 26, 2019, before 5:00 p.m.

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

2019 ACEBC - 15th Annual Employee Benefits Writing Prize
Deadline:  June 3, 2019

H. Thomas Austern Memorial Writing Competition
Deadline:  June 10, 2019

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

Mary Moers Wenig Student Writing Competition
Deadline:  June 17, 2019

Robert C. Watson Award
Deadline:  June 28, 2019

2019 Shannon Bybee Scholarship Award (pdf)
Deadline:  June 30, 2019, no later than 5:00 p.m. PST

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

George Jay Joseph Education Law Writing Award
Deadline:  July 1, 2019

Robert T. Matsui Annual Writing Competition
Deadline:  July 1, 2019

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

Tannenwald Writing Competition
Deadline:  July 8, 2019