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Did you know the ABA presents over 100 awards and distributes over $100,000 in awards and grants each year? Over 20 of these awards and grants have been specifically designed for law schools or law students, including writing competitions and fellowships. Don’t miss the opportunity to gain recognition for your accomplishments, that of your law school or student organization. For more information specifically on ABA writing competitions, go to http://www.abanet.org/lsd/competitions/writing-contests/#other.

2014 Deadlines
  • January 31, 2014: Rona R. Mears Student Writing Competition & Scholarship Awards Deadline
  • February 21, 2014: Levit Essay Contest on Lawyers' Professional Liability Deadline
  • April 7, 2014: Beveridge and Diamond Constitutional Environmental Law Writing Competition Deadline
  • April 11, 2014: Admiralty and Maritime Law Student Writing Competition Deadline
  • April 18, 2014: Howard C. Schwab Memorial Essay Contest Deadline to Request Entry
  • May 2, 2014: Howard C. Schwab Memorial Essay Contest Deadline
  • May 21, 2014: Gellhorn-Sargentich Law Student Essay Contest Deadline
  • May 30, 2014: Commission on Domestic Violence Annual Law Student Writing Competition Deadline
  • June 1, 2014: Annual William W. Greenhalgh Student Writing Competition Deadline
  • June 13, 2014: James Boskey ADR Writing Competition Deadline

Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice

Gellhorn-Sargentich Law Student Essay Contest
Admiralty and Maritime Law Student Writing Competition

Affordable Housing and Community Development Forum Committee

Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law Writing Competition

Antitrust Law Section

ABA Antitrust Law Student Writing Competition

Business Law Section

Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest

Criminal Justice Section

Annual William W. Greenhalgh Student Writing Competition

Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law

Adam A. Milani Disability Law Writing Competition

Commission on Domestic Violence

Annual Law Student Writing Competition

Construction Industry

The ABA Forum on the Construction Industry Writing Competition

Alternative Dispute Resolution

James Boskey ADR Writing Competition

Entertainment and Sports Industry Forum Committee and the Recording Academy Entertainment Law Initiative (ELI)

Annual GRAMMY® Foundation Entertainment Law Initiative (ELI) Writing Contest

For additional information, visit Facebook.com and search for "The Entertainment Law Initiative". If you are not a Facebook user simply send an e-mail to eli@grammy.com.

Environmental Law Institute

Beveridge and Diamond Constitutional Environmental Law Writing Competition

Family Law Section

Howard C. Schwab Memorial Essay Contest

Health Law

American Bar Association Health Law Student Writing Award

International Law

Rona R. Mears Student Writing Competition & Scholarship Awards
Texas International Law Section Law Student Legal Writing Contest

Intellectual Property

ABA-BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Intellectual Property Law

National Security Law Student Writing Competition

American Bar AssociationStanding Committee on Law and National Security 

Lawyers' Professional Liability Standing Committee and Long & Levit LLP

Levit Essay Contest on Lawyers' Professional Liability

Public Contract Law

Public Contract Law Journal Writing Competition

Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section

ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Student Writing Contest

Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS)

Law Student Writing Competition

For more information, rules and criteria, contact Linda Wiley (312.988.5673)