Writing Competition

The submission deadline for the 2016 Writing Competition is September 30, 2016.

The competition will be conducted in two divisions. Each division will be judged separately, and separate prizes will be awarded to the winners of each division.

Division I is open to (i) candidates for a J.D. degree attending law schools within the United States and its possessions as of September 30, 2016, and (ii) recipients of a J.D. degree in 2016 from a law school within the United States and its possessions.

Division II is open to (i) lawyers under the age of 36 years or admitted to practice less than five years as of September 30, 2016, (ii) LL.M. candidates attending law schools within the United States and its possessions as of September 30, 2016, and (iii) L.L.M. graduates who attended law schools within the United States and its possessions and received their L.L.M. degree after September 30, 2015. To be eligible to participate, entrants also must be 21 or over; and be U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents of the United States.

Winners will be selected and notified by January 15, 2017. The first-place winner in each division will receive an award of $5,000; second place in each division will receive an award of $2,500; and third place in each division will receive an award of $1,000.

The current rules and submission information for the Writing Competition can be viewed here.

2015 Competition Winners

Division I:
Lindsay B. Arrieta - First Place
Kevin Malone – Second Place
Ariel E. Debin – Third Place

Division II:
Daniel Schoeni – First Place