There are over 100 writing contests for law students. The Law Library maintains a list on the intranet.* The contests cover a wide range of topics from ediscovery, to disability, to gerrymandering. For example:
American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers Annual Legal Writing Scholarship:
"Eligible entries must discuss some aspect of U.S. consumer financial services law. Topics that relate principally to securities regulation, bankruptcy, insurance, or the safety and soundness aspects of banking regulation are not eligible, but works on subjects within these (or other) areas will be considered if they bear directly on U.S. consumer financial services."
Winning author will receive cash prizes and travel expenses to the attend College's annual dinner held in conjunction with the Spring Meeting of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association.
For more information see this page
* The list of contests is in the Law School intranet. A link to the intranet is at the bottom of the Law School’s homepage
. After you log in, click the “Departments,” then "Library," and finally click “Student Writing Competitions” in the Library Menu.
NOTE: The new due date for an annual competitions is not usually updated right away or even soon after the winner is announced.