National Health Law Writing Competition This competition is designed to encourage law students to write scholarly papers on current topics relevant to health law. Papers may address any area of the law as applied to the health care industry or area of the law unique to health care. Entries will be considered for publication in the WCL Health Law and Policy Brief. $1,000 cash prize for first place; $500 for second place. November
The Reeves Law Group Scholarship The Reeves Law Group is awarding a $2,500 scholarship to a deserving student and future lawyer who authors a winning essay in our third annual Scholarship Essay Contest. We would like you to tell your story in a brief narrative, starting with an introduction about who you are, your interests, and anything else you feel we should know about you. Then in a 750-1000 words essay (or PowerPoint or Prezi presentation), give us your submission on the following topic: “My dream contribution to society as a lawyer” December
Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation Excellence in Legal Writing -$10,000 award In order to be considered, two copies of a current legal writing must be submitted to the Foundation c/o Kenneth G. Engerrand, Brown Sims, P.C., Tenth Floor, 1177 West Loop South, Houston, Texas 77027-9007. The article must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from a law school faculty member or legal professional other than the author of the paper. Only one paper may be submitted on behalf of any student and only one paper may be sponsored by any faculty member or legal professional. The submission must be postmarked no later than August 21, 2015. The student’s package must contain a separate sheet containing the title of the paper; the name, physical address, telephone number, and email address of the student; and the name, title, physical address, and email address of the student’s sponsor. There is no page limitation or restriction on the topic except that the writing must be on a legal subject. The Foundation will appoint a final judging panel consisting of a law school dean, a federal judge, and a law school professor. The Foundation will not return any material submitted to the Foundation. The 2015 recipient of the Brown Award will be notified by December 16, 2015, and listed with the other finalists at the website www.brownsims.com/about-brown-sims/affiliations/judge-john-r-brown-award. December
Pearce Law Firm Empowering Women in Law Scholarship Application The Pearce Law Firm in Philadelphia is pleased to offer The Pearce Law Firm – Empowering Women In Law Scholarship. This scholarship opportunity is open to women nationwide who are currently attending a law school in the United States. This scholarship is intended to encourage & support outstanding achievement & leadership by example from women in the field of law. This award will be presented to a current female law student for the following academic year in the amount of $2,000.00 & will be paid at the beginning of the fall semester (2016). - See more at: http://thepearcelawfirm.com/empowering-scholarship-2015#sthash.ZzwjLp2L.dpuf December
The Expert Institute Legal Blog Post Writing Contest To participate, submit a 1,000 to 2,500 word blog-style article on the use of expert witnesses in litigation through our online submission portal at the bottom of this page by December 31, 2015. If your article wins, you will receive a $1000 cash prize, and your article will be published on The Expert Institute’s blog and distributed in our weekly newsletter, where it will be read by thousands of practicing attorneys. December
Pacific Legal Foundation Law Studetn Writing Competition $3,000 cash prize. Submissions must be original works of publishable quality written by a student currently enrolled full- or part-time in a law school in the United States. All submissions must comply with the Harvard Law Review Association’s Bluebook Uniform System of Citation (19th ed.). There is no page limit for entries, although, as an informal guide, a word count of between 8,000 to 14,000 words is suggested. January
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Sarah Weddington Writing Prize for New Student Scholarship in Reproductive Rights
This year, the Sarah Weddington Writing Prize’s suggested theme is “Restoring Public Insurance Coverage for Abortion,” with a focus on the Hyde Amendment and Harris v. McRae (1980). However, submissions on other topics will also be accepted. For more information, please download the 2015 Call for Submissions: http://lsrj.org/documents/awardsgrants/16_LSRJ_Writing_Prize_Call_for_Submissions.pdf. Winning authors will receive cash prizes: $750 (first place), $500 (second place), or $250 (third place). January 18
National Italian American Foundation Scholarships Scholarship awards range from $2,000-$12,000 and are awarded to undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, medical, and legal students. The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) annually awards scholarships to outstanding students in the summer for use during the following academic year. The awards will be made on the basis of academic merit and divided between two groups of students. March
Michigan Auto Law Diversity Scholarship As part of our commitment to diversity, Michigan Auto Law is pleased to sponsor an annual Scholarship Program to provide financial support to students who contribute to the diversity of the law school student body as they pursue their legal career. Our annual scholarship is $2,000 and will be awarded in 2016. May

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