Student Legal Writing Competitions - April 2021

The following are writing competitions to which law students may be eligible to submit their writings. For future writing competition deadlines and competitions by subject, see the Library’s Student Legal Writing Competitions Guide.

Willis R. Tribler Law Student Writing Competition                
Recent decision and/or trend in a specific practice area, as well as how that decision might impact Illinois attorneys.
Deadline April 16, 2021

Nickolas Johnson Writing Prize Application
Deadline: April 19, 2021

Annual AUWCL National Health Law Writing Competition                
"This competition is designed to encourage law students to write scholarly papers on current topics of interest relevant to health law and/or food and drug law. Current 2L, 3L, and 4L (evening/part-time) JD and LLM students enrolled in a U.S. law school at the time of paper submission are eligible to participate."
Deadline: April 25, 2021
National Law Review 2020-2021 Law Student Writing Competition                
"straightforward and practical, containing useful information of interest to legal and business professionals" Suggested Topics:
- Election Law and Access to Voting
- President Trump and current administration
- Tax Issues
- Immigration enforcement and policy
- Federal Court issues: process of adding additional justices to the US Supreme Court/Federal Circuit
- Employment Issues - Ban the Box Laws, Minimum Wage, Transgender Accommodations, Age/Sex Discrimination
Deadline: 5:00 pm Central Standard Time by the last day of the month
American Bankruptcy Institute Bankruptcy Law Student Writing Competition                
"We invite papers on current issues regarding bankruptcy jurisdiction, bankruptcy litigation, or evidence in bankruptcy cases or proceedings."
Deadline: approx. April, annually