Student Legal Writing Competitions - September 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.

Aviation and Space Law Committee Annual Law Student Writing Competition
The Aviation and Space Law Committee of the American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section 2021 Annual Law Student Writing Competition

The Aviation and Space Law Committee is pleased to announce its 2021 Annual Law Student Writing Competition. Submissions should address a recent development in any area of aviation or space law or discuss an area of aviation or space law where a controversy or disagreement exist. The Competition winner will be eligible to receive (1) $500 cash prize; (2) up to $1,500 reimbursement for hotel and transportation expenses to attend and speak at the ABA TIPS Aviation Litigation Conference in Washington, DC on October 28th and 29th, 2021, and (3) publication in an upcoming edition of the TIPS Aviation and Space Law Committee’s newsletter. Submissions must be limited to no more than twenty (20) pages, double-spaced, 12-point Book Antiqua, Arial or Times Roman font, with footnotes and citations conforming to Bluebook standards.

Please submit all entries to: Roberta Miranda, Esq. at - No Later Than September 9, 2021

As part of the ABA TIPS, the Aviation and Space Law Committee brings together attorneys for plaintiffs and defendants, in house counsel, and insurers to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas, and to be a primary resource for education and knowledge about aviation and space law issues. The Aviation and Space Law Committee encourage your interest in the ever-expanding and cutting-edge field of aviation and space law and welcome your participation in this Competition. The Committee is looking to expand its membership and welcomes members from all levels of the legal profession, including law students. Among other benefits, membership in the Committee will allow you to access the latest thought leadership on aviation and space law, participate in our annual conference in Washington D.C., and interact with the top practitioners in the field. If you have an interest in aviation and would like to know more about Committee membership, please contact Steve Wood at The competition is open to all current U.S. citizen law student and LLM candidates. Membership in the ABA, TIPS or the Aviation and Space Law is not required for participation, though membership is free for all law students. If you are a member of the ABA, please include your ABA membership number with your submission. If you plan to make a submission, please email Roberta Miranda, Esq. at for the Aviation and Space Law Committee Annual Law Student Writing Competition Official Rules.
Deadline: September 9, 2021. Annual competition.

Chief Justice John B. Doolin writing competition - Indian law
The Sovereignty Symposium XXXIIII – 2021 will be held at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on October 11-12, 2021. We invite papers on any issue concerning Native American law.
First, second, and third prizes in the amounts of $1,000, $750 and $500.00 will be awarded. The winning entry will be published in the 2021 Symposium book. Second and third place entries will be published if space permits.
Please follow title link for competition guidelines.
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Deadline: Sept. 1, 2021

James E. Beckley Student Writing Competition                
"This is a writing competition for students interested in Securities Arbitration and Securities Law sponsored by The PIABA Foundation."
Deadline: September 17, 2021. Annual competition.


International Tax Student Writing Competition:                
Sponsored by the International Fiscal Association (USA Branch). "
Papers must be written by full or part-time students pursuing a degree at the graduate level (J.D., L.L.M., S.J.D, M.S.T., MTA, Masters of Taxation, or similar program), on a topic involving the application of United States tax rules to international activities."
Deadline: September 30, 2021. Annual competition

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.