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Writing Competitions

Writing Competitions for law students and legal scholars.

Writing competitions are a great way to showcase your work and hone your writing skills. They also are a good way to make money! 

Students who enter writing competitions can submit their papers to Digital Commons @WCL, the law school's institutional repository. 

Write On!

Title  Write On! International Essay Writing Competition & Conference on Financial Regulatory Law
Deadline January 17, 2021
Topic Financial Regulatory Law, with sub-themes of Regulatory hurdles to the growth of a successful IFDC in India, Financial Regulations and the innovation in fintech, Direct overseas listing, Resolution of financial firms, Analysis of the stock exchange responses to curb the pandemic caused volatility, Social stock exchange, and Trading member default. 
Sponsor The Journal Committee at Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University in India
Description The Journal Committee at Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow (RMLNLU) in collaboration with the Regstreet Law Advisors is organising the RMLNLU-Regstreet Law Advisors Conference on Financial Regulatory Laws, as part of the 8th RMLNLU International Legal Essay Writing Competition & Conference on Financial Laws on March 14, 2021. The conference will be held virtually. 
Prize

1st place: INR 15,000 ($202) 

2nd place: INR 10,000 ($134)

3rd place: INR 5,000 ($67) 

Top three entries will be receiving a certificate of achievement and an opportunity to intern at Regstreet Law Advisors. A certificate of merit shall be provided to select entries. Selected entries will get an opportunity to be considered for publication in the next issue of the RMLNLU Law Review Journal & the RMLNLU Law Review Blog.

Contact & Submission Info rilec.rmlnlu@gmail.com
Competition URL https://rmlnlulawreview.com/2020/11/03/call-for-entries-rmlnlu-regstreet-law-advisors-conference-on-financial-regulatory-laws-march-14-2021/

 

Google's Diverse Copyright Thesis Award

Title Google's Diverse Copyright Thesis Award
Deadline January 31, 2021
Topic Copyright Law
Sponsor Google
Description This contest grants an award to the best master thesis written in English in the field of Copyright Law. Applicants from Underrepresented Groups (race/ethnic minority groups in countries where that group is minoritized or non-dominant; women; people with disabilities; LGBTQIA2S+) are especially encouraged to apply. The thesis must have been submitted to an institution of higher education in 2020, in the framework of a Master's degree program.
Prize 1st Place: $5,000
Contact & Submission Info thesisaward@google.com
Competition URL https://buildyourfuture.withgoogle.com/programs/diverse-copyright-thesis-award/

 

Twelfth Annual Family Law Writing Competition

Title The Twelfth Annual Family Law Writing Competition
Deadline February 1, 2021
Topic The submission of entries may be within any area of family law, although topics that focus on international or interdisciplinary subjects of family law are especially encouraged. Articles should concentrate on a current legal issue and must have a strong foundation in legal research. Use of interdisciplinary sources may also be appropriate for many topics. 
Sponsor The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
Description The competition is run in cooperation with the editorial staff of the Family Court Review, which is the academic and research journal of AFCC. The Family Court Review is an interdisciplinary and international journal published quarterly by Wiley and in cooperation with the Center for Children, Families, and the Law at Hofstra Law. The Family Court Review contributes to and facilitates discourse among the judicial, legal, mediation, mental health and social services communities. 
Prize

1st Prize: $500 cash prize courtesy of the Center for Children, Families, and the Law at Hofstra Law, Certificate of recognition as first place winner, Consideration for publication of the article in the Family Court Review, Letter to the dean of the student's law school, One year complimentary AFCC student membership, including a one-year subscription to the Family Court Review OR Complimentary conference registration to AFCC's 58th Annual conference, held June 2-5, 2021, in Boston, Massachusetts. (Does not include hotel, transportation, and food). 

Honorable Mention (Up to 2): $250 cash prize courtesy of the Center for Children, Families, and the Law at Hofstra Law, Certificate of recognition as the honorable-mention winner, Consideration for publication of the article in the Family Court Review, Letter to the dean of the student's law school. 

Contact and Submission Info fcr@hofstra.edu 
Competition URL https://law.hofstra.edu/currentstudents/studentactivities/journals/familycourtreview/hflwritingcompetition/index.html

 

Hon. William C. Connor Writing Competition

Title The Honorable William C. Connor Writing Competition
Deadline Februrary 28, 2021
Topic The subject matter must be directed to one of the subject areas related to Intellectual Property, i.e., patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, unfair trade practices, antitrust, and data securtiy/privacy issues. 
Sponsor The New York Intellectual Property Law Association
Description The Hon. William C. Connor Writing Compeition was established to recognize exceptionally written papers that are submitted by law students and is presented each year at the Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner. 
Prize 1st Place: A cash award of $1,500. Runner Up: A cash award of $1,000
Contact & Submission Info rbrown@daypitney.com
Competition URL https://www.nyipla.org/nyipla/ConnerWritingAwards.asp