National Legal Writing Scholarship Opportunities

The National Law Review 2016 Law Student Writing Competition

Topic:  The NLR Law Student Writing Competition offers law students the opportunity to subject articles for publication consideration on the NLR web site. Each month's entries will be judged and the top two to four articles chosen will be published on the NLR website.  Suggested topics include:  Cyber-security issues - Major data breaches, EU Privacy Shield, Wearable Devices, Medical Devices; Election 2016 Coverage; Tax issues; Constitutional Issues - First Amendment, Gun Control; Employment Issues - Ban the Box Laws; Minimum Wage, or Transgender Accommodations, Age/Sex Discrimination.  Articles covering current issues related to other areas of hte law may also be submitted.  Applicants can submit unlimited number of articles for consideration.

Due Date:  Entries for current month must be submitted via email to lawschools@natlawreview.com by 5:00 p.m. Central Standard Time by end of following month.

8th International Jacques Leroy Prize

Topic:  A written paper (15,000 - 20,000) characters in the form of a trial argument, dissertation, study or commentary on a practical case, based on a solid legal line of reasoning.

Due Date:  July 31, 2017

2017 James E. Beckley Securities Arbitration and Law Competition

Topic:  The submission may address any aspect of Securities law; Securities arbitration; The Federal Arbitration Act, Title 9, US Code, Section 1-14; or FINRA Code of Arbitration, effective April 16, 2007 and any changes or proposed changes to that Code.  The writing can be based in theory or practice, but should ultimately advocate a position on the topic area chosen.

Deadline:  September 8, 2017

10th Annual Essay Contest - Center for Alcohol Policy

Topic:  The Supreme Court has recognized "temperance" as a permissible goal of state alcohol regulation.  Define temperance as it would apply in today's alcohol marketplace.  Is it still relevant today?  Should temperance still be recognized as a permissible goal of alcohol regulation?

Deadline:  December 1, 2017