Writing competitions


WRITING COMPETITION update:

2019 AMERICAN INNS OF COURT WARREN E. BURGER PRIZE [DEADLINE: JULY 1, 2019]

Topic: A topic of your choice addressing issues of professionalism, ethics, civility, and excellence

Awards: $5,000 and publication in the South Carolina Law Review

Submission guidelines: An original, unpublished essay of 10,000 – 20,000 words

Complete details: Available @ home.innsofcourt.org/burgerprize

Contact: Cindy Dennis @ cdennis@innsofcourt.org or @ 800.233.3590 ext. 104


WRITING COMPETITION update:

2019 HOGAN/SMOGER ACCESS TO JUSTICE ESSAY COMPETITION [DEADLINE: APR. 30, 2019 BY 11:59 P.M. ET]

The Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Competition is sponsored by R. Ben Hogan III of Hogan Law Office, PC, in Birmingham, Alabama, and Gerson H. Smoger of Smoger & Associates in Dallas, Texas, and Oakland, California. It is administered by Public Citizen.

Eligibility: Open to all current law students, post 2015 law graduates, and all masters of law students

Topic: Legal Strategies to Address Gun Violence

Awards: $5,000

Submission guidelines:

(1) Co-authored submissions are eligible; if selected, the co-authors will share the prize; (2) each submission must be an original, unpublished academic work, but simultaneous submissions will be accepted; (3) submissions must be emailed as Microsoft Word documents; (4) they may be full-length law review articles or shorter academic essays; (5) and should use footnotes (not end notes); and (6) the word count may be between 6,000 – 25,000 words, not including footnotes.

Complete details: Available @ citizen.org/www.citizen.org/law-school-contest


WRITING COMPETITION update:

THE 47TH RESEARCH CONFERENCE ON COMMUNICATIONS, INFORMATION, AND INTERNET POLICY – STUDENT PAPER CONTEST [DEADLINE: APR. 30, 2019]

TPRC is an annual cross-disciplinary conference on communications, information, and Internet policy that convenes researchers and policymakers from law, economics, engineering, computer science, public policy and related fields working in academia, industry, government, and nonprofit organizations around the world. TPRC is seeking submissions for its 47th conference, including papers, posters, panels, a Student Paper Competition, the Graduate Student Consortium, and the Charles Benton Early Career Scholar Award.

Unlike the general conference where only abstracts are submitted and reviewed, the student paper competition requires full papers for peer review. Three papers will be selected to be part of the conference program through a double-blind review process. Notice of decisions will be by May 31.

Eligibility: The student paper competition is open to all graduate and law students enrolled during the 2018-2019 school year regardless of their status at the time of the 2019 conference. Co-authors may be other students meeting the same criteria. Papers co-authored with faculty or other non-students are not eligible.

Topic: We will consider proposals on the following and related topics. The program committee encourages submissions from diverse organizations, disciplines, approaches, and geographies.

  • Broadband technologies, deployment, adoption, and regulation
  • Wireless policy (e.g., auctions, 5G, Radio spectrum, WRC-19)
  • Media, content, and online platforms and their regulation
  • Internet governance
  • Privacy, information security, cybersecurity, data protection, and surveillance
  • Innovation policy and intellectual property (copyright, trademark and patent)
  • Emerging technologies (e.g., AI, facial & biometric recognition, etc) and their social, economic, and policy implications
  • Data science, data-driven and evidence-based policy making, economics, and policy/program analysis
  • Competition and antitrust analysis and policy
  • User and consumer behavior in communications and media
  • International communications and developing countries
  • International dimensions of technology policy: trade, geopolitics localization
  • Gender and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)

Awards: To be eligible for an award, students must attend and present their paper at the conference. Students will be provided feedback on their papers and may be asked to make edits prior to presenting at the conference. In addition to the prizes below, all award winners also receive complimentary conference registration, travel reimbursement up to $500, and inclusion in a paper session in the conference. If a student paper winner has also been accepted as a general conference paper or poster presenter, the student will be asked to present the student paper contest paper and must have a co-author present the general conference paper. All authors are permitted to present only one paper at TPRC. The next three highest-rated papers will be given the opportunity to present their research during the Poster Session.

  • First Prize: $1,000
  • Second Prize: $500
  • Third Prize: $300

Submission guidelines: Papers should not exceed 15,000 words, including references. Students are encouraged to have their submissions endorsed by a faculty member at the student’s institution. As with the general session papers, student papers previously accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal or conference proceeding, in a law review, or as a chapter in a published book are not eligible. Material that has been published or presented in other venues (e.g., dissertations, working papers, position papers, documents in repositories like SSRN, and other conferences) is acceptable.

Complete details: See student section @ fiulawcareer.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/TPRC47_CallForConferenceSubmissions.pdf

Additional information: Available @ tprcweb.com/


WRITING COMPETITION update:

4TH ANNUAL AUWCL NATIONAL HEALTH LAW WRITING COMPETITION [DEADLINE: APR. 16, 2019 BY 9 A.M. ET]

Eligibility: Current (academic school year 2018-19) 2L, 3L, & 4L JD & LL.M. students

Topic: Current topics of interest relevant to health law and/or food and drug law

Awards: Certificates of Participation and cash prizes (sponsored by AUWCL Alumna Corrine Propas Parver) will be awarded

  • First place: $1,000
  • Second place: $500

*The WCL Health Law and Policy Brief will have the opportunity to consider publication of the 2 winning papers, but publication is not guaranteed

All students participating are invited to attend a special Lunch and Learn presentation @ AUWCL @ May 31, 2019 from 12 – 1:30 P.M. – the first and second place winners will be briefly recognized during this event

Submission guidelines: Available @ wcl.american.edu/impact/initiatives-programs/health/competition/documents/2019-rules-and-requirements/

Complete details: Available @ wcl.american.edu/impact/initiatives-programs/health/competition/

Contact: Prof. Asha Scielzo @ scielzo@wcl.american.edu


WRITING COMPETITION update:

ED MENDRZYCKI ESSAY CONTEST [DEADLINE: FEB. 15, 2019 BY 11:59 P.M. CST]

Eligibility: Open to Young Lawyers Division or Law Student Division members of the ABA

Topic: This contest encourages original and innovative research and writing in the area of legal malpractice law, professional liability insurance, and loss prevention

Awards: $5,000 and an all-expense paid trip to the Spring 2019 National Legal Malpractice Conference @ Miami Beach, FL (Apr. 3-5, 2019)

Complete details: Available @ americanbar.org/groups/lawyers_professional_liability/awards/overview/

Additional information: Available @ americanbar.org/groups/lawyers_professional_liability/awards/

Contact: Marcia Yarbrough @ marcia.yarbrough@americanbar.org or @ 312.988.5763


WRITING COMPETITION update:

ABA SECTION OF ANTITRUST LAW: LAW STUDENT WRITING COMPETITION [DEADLINE: JAN. 31, 2019]

The goal of the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law Student Writing Competition is to encourage and reward law student writings on antitrust law, competition policy, and consumer protection law.

Topic: Articles of general interest to the antitrust law community, including: Civil and Criminal Antitrust Law, Competition Policy, Consumer Protection, and International Competition Law

Awards: The winner will be announced by March 1, 2019. The $2,500 award will be presented at the Antitrust Section’s Spring Meeting (Mar. 27-29, 2019) in Washington, DC. The winner will receive an invitation to the Meeting, as well as transportation and accommodations (if living outside DC area).

Submission guidelines: (1) Eligible papers include published notes, comments, and articles, and should generally be 20-30 pages, with footnotes; (2) Joint papers and unpublished work, including work that was prepared for a class, seminar, or independent study are not eligible.

Complete details: Available @

americanbar.org/groups/antitrust_law/awards_fellowships/l_student_writing_competition/


WRITING COMPETITION update:

INTA: LADAS MEMORIAL AWARD COMPETITION [DEADLINE: JAN. 18, 2019]

Eligibility:

  • Student Category: Eligible students must be enrolled as either full- or part-time law or graduate students. For students outside the United States, university enrollment is acceptable.
  • Professional Category: Authors may be legal practitioners, business professionals and/or academics. No restrictions apply regarding level of experience or years in practice.

Topic: A paper on trademark law or a matter that directly relates to, or affects, trademarks

Submission guidelines: Available @ inta.org/Academics/Documents/2019_ladas_flyer.pdf

Complete details: Available @ inta.org/Academics/Pages/LadasMemorialAward.aspx

Contact: ladasaward@inta.org


WRITING COMPETITION update:

JUSTIS INTERNATIONAL LAW & TECHNOLOGY WRITING COMPETITION [DEADLINE: DEC. 1, 2018]

Effective and persuasive writing is an important skill for students as they develop and get ready to enter the workplace. This competition provides students with a platform to demonstrate their writing ability to an international audience. Justis is therefore pleased to host this competition for a second year and offers students an opportunity to stand out as someone highly capable of producing excellent content.

Topic: Although the traditional essay format is one established way to exercise the skill of persuasive writing, the Internet has allowed for new methods of attracting an audience through engaging material which demands its own set of skills. Today, businesses and professionals use blog articles to inform, educate and influence, attract new customers, and engage in a broader conversation within their industry. You are therefore invited to submit a blog-style article on one of the following four topics: (1) The Future of Legal Technology; (2) Data, Education & the Law; (3) Social Media, Technology and the Law; or (4) Access to Justice and Technology

Awards: £2,000 and the winning article will be promoted to an international audience through the Justis network and partner publications

Four additional articles will be selected for Best in Category, and each author will receive £250 from Justis. Each of the Best in Category articles will be published in that category partner’s publication, which include the Jisc’s Effective Learning Analytics and edtech blogs; Legal Information Management, the international journal for legal information professionals everywhere, the Future Lawyer blog by the award-winning Lawbore, and JOLT, an influential journal that seeks submissions that explore novel legal implications of social media, especially those involving technology.

Submission guidelines: (1) 1,000 words (excluding references); (2) Microsoft Word format; (3) entry must include your full name within the document; and (4) submit your entry using your valid university email address

Complete details and Application: Available @ justis.com/writing-competition/