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Student Writing Competitions

The Student Affairs Office serves as a clearinghouse for student writing competitions.

If you are writing a comprehensive paper, a note, or fulfilling your upper level writing requirement this year, we urge you to review the material on this page and consider submitting your original work for one of the competitions included below.

Why should you consider entering a legal writing competition?
  • To hone your legal research and writing skills
  • To augment your resume and increase your marketability to potential employers
  • To delve into interesting areas of law and make contact with scholars and practitioners in that field
  • To take advantage of excellent odds to have your paper published or to win an award of prize money, bar association membership, and more.

View External Writing Competitions

View ABA Writing Competitions