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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

Mendes Hershman Award - The papers will be judged on research and analysis, choice of topic, writing style, originality, and contribution to the literature available on the topic. Depending on the topic, prior publication, and other factors, a previously unpublished first place winning essay may be considered for publication in a Section publication. Deadline January 9, 2015.

The 17th Annual Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition - Entrants must identify research and write an essay with a proposed solution on a compelling legal issue confronting the music industry. Deadline January 6, 2015.

Candadian American Bar Association Student Essay Competition - Essay Topic: A comparative analysis of U.S. and Canadian law in an area of law of your choice. Deadline November 21, 2014.


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

Donald W. Diversity Banner Scholarship - Law students who meet the selection criteria and have entered into a JD program at an ABA-accredited law school in the U.S. are eligible to apply for the Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship.   Applicants may not be a current or past employee of Banner & Witcoff, or directly related to a current employee of Banner & Witcoff.  Deadline January 5, 2014.

Buckfire & Buckfire, Diversity Scholarship - Recipient is a member of an ethnic, racial, or other minority or any individual who demonstrates a defined commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career.  Recipient is a U.S. citizen currently attending an accredited law school within the United States.  Academic achievement as reflected by a minimum 3.0 GPA and have completed at least one semester of classes at an accredited law school. Deadline May 31, 2015.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness/Law School Scholarship - Applicants must meet the following criteria: Be a current or incoming law student at an accredited U.S. law school who has been affected by or dealing with issues related to lymphoma or leukemia (either himself/herself or a family member).  Be at least 18 years old and a U.S. citizen.  Be able to show proof of academic achievement with a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0 from undergraduate or current law school work.  Deadline April 30, 2015.