PLEASE NOTE: The competitions on this page are not administered by Washburn University or its School of Law. The organizations offering these awards are outside entities that privately support the competitions with their own funding. Applicants apply directly to the sponsoring organization, not Washburn University or its School of Law.
Millie and Paul Hill Student Writing Competition
Deadline: Monday, 1/2/2017
Award: 1st Place: $250
SPONSER: The Florida State University Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law.
CONTEST QUESTION: There is a consensus that the U.S. health care system is frequently characterized by the excessive and unnecessary provision of medical services. One of the impediments to rationalizing medical practice to reduce tests, procedures, and treatments that are not clinically indicated and appropriate for particular patients is the perception by practicing health care professionals that the prevalent and often overused tests, procedures, and treatments are compelled by the current American legal system, and that health care professionals efforts to reduce the current waste and inefficiency will result in their expanded exposure to malpractice litigation and liability. Discuss the ways in which the medical and legal professions may work together collaboratively to address the problem of excessive, unnecessary, wasteful, and inefficient provision of medical services in the U.S.
Florida State University
Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law
1115 W. Call Street
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4300
SUBMIT ELECTRONICALLY TO: firstname.lastname@example.org
Competition #12 (Added/Updated: Thursday, 9/22/2016)
The 19th Annual Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition
Deadline: Wednesday, 1/4/2017
Award: 1st Place: $5,000; $1,500 for each of the four runners-up (scholarships)
SPONSORS: The scholarships are a joint effort of the GRAMMY Foundation and the ABA Forum on Entertainment and Sports Industries intended to provide law students with opportunities in the field of entertainment law.
ELIGIBILITY: This competition is open to juris doctorate candidates currently enrolled at an ABA accredited law school. LLM candidates are not eligible. Co-authorship of a manuscript is not permitted.
RULES: For competition rules, see website above.
For more Information Contact:
Senior Coordinator, The GRAMMY Foundation
3030 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Competition #14 (Added/Updated: Tuesday, 10/11/2016)
Jameson Crane III Disability and the Law Writing Competition
Deadline: Sunday, 1/15/2017
Award: 1st Place: $1,500; 2nd Place: $1,000 (two awarded)
SPONSOR: Thomas Jefferson School of Law alumnus, Jameson Crane III.
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.
ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS ONLY: E-mail submission to: email@example.com
QUESTIONS: E-mail questions to Professor Susan Bisom-Rapp: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Competition #16 (Added/Updated: Thursday, 11/3/2016)
American Indian Law Review Writing Competition
Deadline: Tuesday, 1/31/2017
Award: 1st Place: $1,000; 2nd Place: $500; 3rd Place: $250
SPONSOR: The American Indian Law Review (AILR). AILR has proudly served the Native community for over forty years and encourages students to participate in its prestigious writing competition.
TOPIC: Papers will be accepted on any issue concerning American Indian law or indigenous peoples. However, topics recently published in the American Indian Law Review are not eligible to compete.
FORMAT: Entries must be a minimum of 20 double-spaced pages in length and a maximum of 50 double-spaced pages in length excluding footnotes or endnotes. All citations should conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, 20th Edition.
METHOD OF SUBMISSION: E-mail to: email@example.com
QUESTIONS: E-mail questions to Marcelo Pendleton: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (405) 325 -2840.
Competition #15 (Added/Updated: Thursday, 10/27/2016)
If/When/How 12th Annual Sarah Weddington Writing Prize
Deadline: Monday, 2/27/2017
Award: 1st Place - $750; 2nd Place - $500; 3rd Place - $250
SPONSOR: If When How in collaboration with the Center for Reproductive Rights and the Center for Reproductive Rights and Justice at U.C. Berkeley School of Law.
TOPIC: Invites submissions on all reproductive rights and justice topics. The suggested theme is Balancing Burdens and Benefits after Whole Woman's Health v. Hellertstedt.
SUBMIT APPLICATIONS TO: http://www.ifwhenhow.org/resources/2016-writing-prize-call-for-submissions/
Competition #13 (Added/Updated: Thursday, 9/22/2016)