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.  For further Information about these and other Writing Competitions, please contact Professor Barbara McFarland at mcfarlandb1@nku.edu.



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

Companion Animal Law Writing Contest
Deadline:  March 30, 2018

"Gerrymander Standard" Writing Competition
Deadline:  April 1, 2018

Henry L. Diamond Constitutional Environmental Law Writing Competition
Deadline:  April 9, 2018

Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition
Deadline:  April 16, 2018

Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition
Deadline: before 5:00 p.m., April 27, 2018

Howard C. Schwab Memorial Essay Contest
Deadline:  April 27, 2018

Virginia State Bar Health Section Writing Contest
Deadline:  April 27, 2018

2018 Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Competition
Deadline:  April 30, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time

2018 KBA Annual Student Writing Contest
Deadline:  June 1, 2018

2018 American College of Employee Benefits Counsel Writing Prize
Deadline:  June 1, 2018

Judge John R. Brown Award for Excellence in Legal Writing
Deadline:  June 1, 2018

APA-PLD Smith-Babcock-Williams Writing Competition
Deadline:  June 4, 2018

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law Annual Law Student Writing Competition for 2017-2018
Deadline: by midnight (EDT), June 15, 2018

CSCHS Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition
Deadline:  June 30, 2018

American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize
Deadline:  July 1, 2018

2018 Greenhalgh Writing Competition
Deadline:  July 1, 2018

The 2018 Tannenwald Writing Competition
Deadline:  July 6, 2018, 9:00 p.m. EDT