Writing Competition

The submission deadline for the 2017 Writing Competition is September 30, 2017.

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, 2017, and (ii) recipients of a J.D. degree in 2017 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, 2017, (ii) LL.M. candidates attending law schools within the United States and its possessions as of September 30, 2017, and (iii) LL.M. graduates who attended law schools within the United States and its possessions and received their LL.M. degree after September 30, 2016. To be eligible to participate, entrants also must be 21 or over; U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents of the United States; and current members in good standing of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Public Contract Law.

Winners will be selected and notified by January 15, 2018. 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.

2016 Competition Winners

Division I:
Parker Lewton - First Place
Eric P. Roberson - Second Place
Roya Motazedi - Third Place

Division II:
Charles A. Pruett and Thomas J. Laubacher - First Place (tie)
C. Jason Bromley – Third Place

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