Student Legal Writing Competitions - March 2023

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.

White River Environmental Law Writing Competition
"Applicants are invited to submit original essays addressing any relevant topic in the fields of environmental law, natural resource law, energy law, environmental justice, land use law, animal law, and agricultural law."
Deadline: approx. March, annually

"The SIEL/JIEL/OUP Prize is an essay prize, jointly established by the Society of International Economic Law, the Journal of International Economic Law, and Oxford University Press, to award the best essay submitted on any topic in the field of international economic law."
Deadline: March 14, 2022

Law & Social Inquiry Graduate Student Paper Competition
Coordinated by American Bar Foundation
Deadline: March 15, 2022

Diane and Stephen Uhl Essay Competition for Law School Students
2022 Topic: Craft an argument that religious exemptions from vaccine requirements are not legally required, addressing constitutional questions as well as other legal issues raised by such mandates.
Deadline: March 15, 2022.

Trandafir Writing Competition
Any contemporary international business or economic concern within the discipline of law.
Deadline: March 17, 2023. Annual competition.

Sports Lawyers Association Student Writing Competition
Deadline: March 26, 2021. Annual

International Insolvency Institute Prize in International Insolvency Studies
The Prize is awarded for original legal research, commentary or analysis on topics of international insolvency and restructuring significance and on comparative international analysis of domestic insolvency and restructuring issues and developments.
Deadline: March 31, 2023. Annual competition.

National Law Review 2021-2022 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.