Thomas Jefferson School of Law encourages its students to explore and enter a variety of legal writing competitions. Writing competitions are a great way to refine your writing skills and develop your resume.
The links below lists different writing competitions and associated scholarships for law students. Those interested in writing a scholarly paper can review the list provided for topics and upcoming deadlines. Please contact the sponsor of the contest through the listed URL or email address for details and submission criteria.
Legal Writing Competitions
Deadline January 18, 2016 California State Bar Real Property Law Section Journal Law Student Writing Competition
Deadline August 31, 2015 The Warren E. Burger Prize
Deadline October 7, 2015 International Humanitarian Law Student Writing Competition
Applicants can submit an unlimited number of entries each month
National Law Review Law Student Writing Competition
Deadline September 18, 2015 James E. Beckley Writing Competition
Deadline December 31, 2015 Legal Blog Post Writing Contest