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Scholarships & Writing Competitions

Writing Competitions:

1-800-LAW-FIRM Law School Scholarship Essay Contest - This years topic: What would you do to improve the legal system. Deadline October 5, 2014.

White River Environmental Law Writing Competition - Applicants are invited to submit original essays addressing any relevant topic in the fields of environmental law, natural resource law, energy law, environmental justice, land use law, animal law, and agricultural law. Deadline December 10, 2014.

Legal Blog Post Writing Contest - Any topic in litigation involving expert witnesses. Deadline December 31, 2014.

Center for Alcohol Policy Writing Contest - Topic: As states contemplate the legalization of prohibited products, like marijuana, what are some lessons policymakers and regulators can learn from the movement to end alcohol Prohibition in the 1930s? Deadline November 17, 2014. 

Securities Law Writing Competition - Topic: Any subject in the field of securities law.  Deadline November 15, 2014

Jameson Crane III Disability and the Law writing competition - Topic: Submitted papers may be on any topic relating to disability law including, legal issues arising with respect to employment, government services and programs, public accommodations, education, higher education, housing, and health care.  Deadline January 15, 2015

Scholarships:

Farzad Family Law Scholarship - Question you must address: “Should the right to marry for same sex couples become a federal constitutional right by amendment to the United States Constitution or remain a State issue?" Deadline December 15, 2014

Asian Heritage Law School Scholarship - The Asian Heritage Law Scholarship is open to any student who will be attending their first year of law school by the fall of 2015 or are already in law school. Candidates are asked to write a short essay describing how their background and experiences in the Asian American community influenced their choice to go to law school and how they plan to use their law degree. Deadline January 12, 2015

Mark T. Banner Scholarship - Law Students who have entered into a JD program at an ABA-accredited law school in the U.S. and who will continue in that program through the fall semester 2015 are eligible to apply for the Mark T. Banner Scholarship. Deadline November 12, 2014