A scholarship can make all the difference.
A scholarship can make all the difference.
Search over 800 carefully curated and vetted scholarship opportunities and writing competitions — totaling more than $3 million in aid.
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Sarah Weddington Writing Prize
The Sarah Weddington Writing Prize seeks student scholarship exploring reproductive rights and justice issues in the U.S.
Albert S. Pergam International Law Writing Competition
The competition is intended to encourage students of law to write on areas of public or private international law.
Dr. Emanuel Stein and Kenneth Stein Memorial Law Student Writing Competition
To recognize excellence among law school students writing in the area of labor and employment law; and to cultivate the relationship between the Section and future labor and employment practitioners.
American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers (ACCFSL) Writing Competition
The competition seeks to recognize written contributions to the field of U.S. consumer financial services law.
Insurance Law Section State Bar of Texas Law Student Writing Competition
This competition is designed to encourage law students at eligible Texas schools to write scholarly papers on topics of interest relevant to insurance law.
The Dukemineier Awards Student Writing Competition
The Dukeminier Awards Student Writing Competition annually recognizes the best law review note written by a student in the field of sexual orientation and gender identity law.
Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition
The Entertainment Law Initiative fosters future careers in entertainment law by seeking out the nation’s top law students and giving them invaluable networking and educational opportunities. The program includes a national legal writing competition.
Phil Cowan - Judith Bresler Memorial Scholarship
The Phil Cowan - Judith Bresler Memorial Scholarship is named after two esteemed former EASL Chairs to recognize student who are committed to a practice concentrating in one or more areas of entertainment, art or sports law.
Artificial Intelligence Writing Competition
The Center for Legal and Court Technology (CLCT) is pleased to announce its fourth annual writing competition dedicated to innovative legal issues likely to arise from Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, and/or related technologies.
Law Student Writing Competition
The scope of permissible topics include any aspect of workers' compensation law.
Louis Jackson Memorial National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law
Judges will consider papers on any topic relating to the law governing the workplace, such as employment law, labor law, employee benefits, or employment discrimination.
National Essay Contest
This national academic event is intended to foster debate, analysis, and examination of state alcohol regulation in the 21st Century.
Consumer Protection Committee Law Student Essay Contest
This project provides an opportunity to expand the role of the ABA in the area of Consumer Protection among law students, professors and practitioners by inviting students to participate in a discussion on hot topics in consumer protection.
Baxter Family Competition on Federalism
The overarching goal of this prestigious bi-annual competition, which is run by the Peter MacKell Chair in Federalism, is to advance research and foster informed debate on federalism.
Donald C. Alexander Tax Law Writing Competition
The Federal Bar Association Section on Taxation sponsors an annual writing competition and invites law students to participate.
Rule Of Law Competition
The Beverly Hills Bar Association and Bar Foundation and have been closely tied to Rule of Law issues. This competition encourages law students to integrate Rule of Law concepts into their writings.
Constance Baker Motley National Student Writing Competition
The American Constitution Society welcomes all papers furthering and promoting a progressive vision of the Constitution, law, and public policy. Entrants are encouraged to view this topic broadly, and we welcome submissions on a variety of substantive areas.
Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law
This writing competition seeks to encourage and reward the qualities demonstrated by Judge Richard D. Cudahy in the fields of regulatory and administrative law, and an appreciation of the public impact of doctrinal and institutional choices, including the consequences for fundamental values such as fairness, participation, and transparency in the scholarship of others.
Trandafir Writing Competition
Each year, Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems, in conjunction with the University of Iowa College of Law International and Comparative Law Program, conducts an annual world affairs student writing competition.
Ed Mendrzycki Essay Contest
This essay contest is to encourage scholarship and innovative research and writing in the area of legal malpractice law, professional liability insurance, and loss prevention.
Harvard Law School Trans Rights Writing Competition
HLS Lambda, Harvard Civil Rights–Civil Liberties Law Review, and the Harvard Journal of Law & Gender are seeking submissions that broadly address trans rights issues.
NYSBA Business Law Section Student Writing Competition - Spring Issue
The Business Law Section sponsors an annual Student Writing Competition, open to all students who are candidates for the JD or LLM degree at an accredited law school during the year in which the article is submitted.
Robert T. Matsui Annual Writing Competition
Through this Writing Competition, AEF seeks to encourage legal scholarship on issues of importance to the Asian Pacific American community.
Mendes Hershman Writing Contest
The Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest is a highly regarded legal writing competition that encourages and rewards law students for their outstanding writing on business law topics.
Health Law Writing Competition
The competition is designed to encourage JD and LLM students in the preparation of scholarly papers on current topics of interest relating to health law.
Honorable William C. Conner Writing Competition
The Honorable William Conner Writing Competition was established to recognize exceptionally written papers that are submitted by law students.
Robert Pitofsky Law Student Writing Competition
The goal of the Competition is to encourage and reward law student writings on antitrust law and competition law subjects of general and current interest.
American Indian Law Review Writing Competition
Papers will be accepted on any legal issue specifically concerning American Indians or other indigenous peoples.
The Program on Church, State & Society Writing Competition
The purpose of this writing competition is to encourage scholarship related to the intersection of church, state & society, and in particular how the law structures and governs that intersection.
The Blanch Law Firm Scholarship Award
We are looking for an excellent writer to contribute an outstanding article to our online publication.
2022 Affordable Housing & Community Development Law Student Legal Writing Competition
The goal of the competition is to encourage law students to become involved in the Forum. It is also intended to attract students to the affordable housing, community development or pro bono practice fields, and to encourage scholarship in these fields.
White River Environmental Law Writing Competition
The White River flows through the village of South Royalton and borders the campus of Vermont Law School. The idyllic waterway embodies the Journal’s view of the field of environmental law.
The Charles Hamilton Houston Scholarship Competition
The WBAEF Charles Hamilton Houston Essay Competition is held each year in honor of the brilliant Charles Hamilton Houston. He was one of the most important civil rights attorneys in American history.
The Roy Snell Health Care Regulatory & Compliance Writing Competition
The Roy Snell Health Care Regulatory & Compliance Writing Competition recognizes law students for innovative, strategic, and sound approaches to tackling complex contemporary health care regulatory and compliance issues.
Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee Law Student Writing Competition
The goal of the Competition is to encourage scholarship and to assist law students interested in careers in admiralty and maritime law by providing a platform to showcase their work and develop their professional networks through the Admiralty & Maritime Law Committee (“AMLC”) and TIPS of the ABA.
Berkeley Technology Law Journal Writing Competition
We will accept submissions from graduate-level law students on a wide variety of topics at the intersection of law and technology, including but not limited to: technology and the public interest, privacy, internet law, intellectual property, antitrust, First Amendment issues, entertainment and news media, telecommunications, biotechnology, and cybercrime.
LSAC Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Writing Competition
Designed to advance the dialogue about recruitment and retention strategies that can attract a more diverse class of law students, thus bringing attention to LSAC’s goal of increasing diversity in the legal profession.
David S. Rosenbaum Scholarship
A scholarship to encourage and reward students interested in the field of interactive entertainment law.
Companion Animal Law Writing Contest
This year’s topics offer students the unique opportunity to discuss legal perspectives on issues currently in the news and at the forefront of animal law.
Howard C. Schwab Memorial Essay Contest
The purpose of the contest is to create greater interest in the field of family law among all law students, and particularly the Law Student Division of the American Bar Association.
The Marshall Manne Schulmann Competition for student Papers in Criminal Law and/or Criminal Procedure
The Criminal Law Section of the California Lawyers Association is pleased to announce the Marshall M. Schulman Annual Competition for Student Papers in Criminal Law and/or Criminal Procedure.
Annual AUWCL National Health Law Writing Competition
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.
Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Competition
Each year, students will write about a different topic. This year, students are directed to write about legal remedies to combat climate change.
Annual Law Student Writing Competition
The competition is to encourage and reward original law student writing on issues concerning consumer bankruptcy.
NYSBA Antitrust Law Section Student Writing Competition
Eligible papers may address any topic of general interest to the antitrust law community.
Law and Political Economy Writing Prize
The aims of the prize are twofold. First, in a time of ecological, financial, political and social upheaval, it provides material recognition of work by law students and graduate researchers seeking to address the role of law in contemporary capitalism. Second, it aims to encourage original research and writing in this field by providing entrants with an opportunity to receive feedback from senior scholars.
Chief Justice John B. Doolin Writing Competition
The Sovereignty Symposium has established itself as the premier gathering for the exchange of legal and scholarly discussions regarding and relating to Native American Law.
Public Law Writing Competition
Articles must be on a topic related to public law - a field that covers areas such as administrative law, constitutional law, municipal law, open meetings/open records law, political/election law, education law, state and federal legislation, public employment and labor law, government contracts, government tort liability and regulations, land use/environmental issues, public law ethics, public finance, and water law.
Prize in International Insolvency Studies
The III Prize is awarded for original legal research, commentary or analysis on topics of international insolvency and restructuring significance and on comparative international analysis of domestic insolvency and restructuring issues and developments.