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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. 

NYIPLEF’s Diversity Scholarship

Title

NYIPLEF’s Diversity Scholarship

Deadline

April, 8, 2022

Topic Intellectual Property 
Sponsor New York Intellectual Property Education Foundation 
Description

NYIPLEF’s Diversity Scholarship provides funds to diverse law students currently enrolled in a J.D. or LL.M. at an accredited law school in the New York area (including Connecticut and New Jersey), in good academic standing, and demonstrating intent to engage in the full-time practice of intellectual property law. The scholarship is intended to be used by the law student for tuition and expenses related to attending law school. Scholarship awards are made at the full and sole discretion of NYIPLEF.

Prize

NYIPLEF’s 2022 Diversity Scholarship Award Recipient will be invited to attend and be acknowledged at the New York Intellectual Property Law Association’s Virtual Annual Meeting on May 19, 2022.

Contact & Submission Info

Send completed application via e-mail to admin@nyiplef.org, or by mail to:

NYIPLEF Executive Office, 229 Seventh Street, Suite 202, Garden City, NY 11530

Competition URL

https://www.nyiplef.org/2022diversityscholarship

The Seventh Annual AUWCL National Health Law Writing Competition

Title

The Seventh Annual AUWCL National Health Law Writing Competition

Deadline Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at 11:55 pm ET.
Topic Health Law
Sponsor American University Washington College of Law alumni Shawn Fultz (’15), Alexis Gilroy ('02), Sonali Gunawardhana ('03), Katherine Hayes (’02), Lindsay Holmes ('14), John Jacob (’93), Joel Michaels (’75), Corrine Parver (’82), Houeida Saad (’92), and Jeff Wurzburg ('12).
Description

This competition is designed to encourage law students to write scholarly papers on current topics of interest relevant to health law and/or food and drug law. Current 2L, 3L, and 4L (evening/part-time) JD and LLM students enrolled in a U.S. law school at the time of paper submission are eligible to participate. Papers must meet competition rules and requirements.

Prize

First Place: $2,000 

Second Place: $1,500

Third Place: $1,000

Honorable Mention: $750

Contact & Submission Info

Submission portal: https://www.wcl.american.edu/health/writing/competition/form.cfm 

Competition Rules: https://www.wcl.american.edu/impact/initiatives-programs/health/competition/documents/2022-rules-and-requirements/

Competition URL

https://www.wcl.american.edu/impact/initiatives-programs/health/competition/

Nebraska Governance and Technology Center Student Paper Competition

Title

Student Paper Competition: How Technology Regulates

Deadline

June, 30, 2022

Topic Technology 
Sponsor Nebraska Governance and Technology Center
Description

The competition continues to encourage students to explore “how technology regulates.” Technology regulates human conduct in many ways. Technologies can be designed to enable or prohibit certain types of activity directly. They may be used instrumentally to monitor or control activity. Digital platforms’ content moderation decisions have effects on our information economy and democratic policy. Changing technologies can support, undermine, or confound existing regulations and regulatory norms, for instance by decentralizing currency or eroding the distinction between longstanding categories such as employees and independent contractors. This competition is for papers on topics such as these.

We are particularly interested in papers that use a clear methodology to provide insight into underlying theories of technology and regulation. Preference will be given to papers written in a style suitable for essay-style law review publication (e.g., 6,000-10,000 words and properly footnoted). To be considered for publication, papers should be written in a style suitable to law reviews, including proper Bluebook citations.

 

Prize

$4,000 first prize, $2,000 second prize, $1,000 third prize

Contact & Submission Info

Submit the paper as a Word document on the competition website. 

Competition URL

https://ngtc.unl.edu/student-writing-competition