Student Legal Writing Competitions - July 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.

The Warren E. Burger Prize
"The American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize is a writing competition designed to promote scholarship in the areas of professionalism, ethics, civility, and excellence."
Deadline: July 1, annually
Tannenwald Writing Competition                
"Papers on any federal or state tax-related topic may be submitted in accordance with the Competition Rules."
Deadline: July, 9, 2021. Annual.
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.
Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition                
"Essay may be on any topic related to legal history, rare law books, or legal archives."
Deadline: approx. July 31st, annually
Brian Bolton Essay Contest for Graduate/"Older" Students (to Age 30)                
Freedom From Religion Foundation Student Scholarship Essay Contests Main Page:
Deadline: Fill out application and submit your essay no later than 11:59pm, July 31, 2021. Annual. Check the main page early in the year for the coming deadline.