Student Legal Writing Competitions - September 2022

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
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.
Deadline: September 9, 2021. Annual competition.

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 16, 2022. Annual competition.

International Tax Student Writing Competition:
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, 2022. 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.