Writing Competition

The submission deadline for the 2015 Writing Competition is September 30, 2015.

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 candidates for a J.D. degree attending law schools within the United States and its possessions as of September 30, 2015.

Division II is open to (a) lawyers under the age of 36 years or admitted to practice less than five years as of September 30, 2015, and (b) LL.M. graduates who attended law schools within the United States and its possessions and completed their LL.M. degrees after May 1, 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, 2016. 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 Division I will receive an award of $1,000.

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

2014 Competition Winners

Division I:
1st Place        Deborah Norris Rodin
2nd Place       Nick Batter

Division II:
1st Place        Todd Hanks; Scott Sheffler (tied)
2nd Place       Candice Shubbe; Daniel Schoeni (tied)