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WSBA Construction Law Section Legal Writing Competition Competition open to all second year and third year law students in good standing, as of October 15, 2015, at the University of Washington Law School, Gonzaga Law School and Seattle University Law School. The written submittal award criteria are: a. A submittal on any one of the following topics: (1) Independent duty doctrine as applicable to construction projects in the State of Washington; (2) Concurrent delay claims arising from construction projects; or (3) Potential liabilities arising from failure of a tunnel boring machine on a major public works project. b. No more than 2200 words in Times New Roman 12 font, double spaced c. Clear concise cogent and interesting substance and style. February 15 2,500
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ABF Graduate Student Paper Competition
Each year, Law & Social Inquiry invites submissions from graduate and law students for its Graduate Student Paper Competition. The GSPC offers students within the field of sociolegal studies a great opportunity to showcase their journal-length work to an expanded audience. The winning paper is published in Law & Social Inquiry, and the winner receives special recognition from LSI at the Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association. Winners are also honored with a $500 cash prize for their achievement. March 1 $500
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 2,000-12,000
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ABA Ed Mendrzycki Essay Contest
$5,000 cash prize with all-expense paid trip to Committee's National Legal Malpractice Conference in Washington DC in April 2015. Essay hypothetical involves liability issues arising form the breach of a law firm's computer network and the subsequent leaking of a client's confidential information. March 4
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Berkeley Technology Law Journal Writing Competition
The Berkeley Technology Law Journal is soliciting entries for our annual student writing competition. We will accept submissions from J.D. candidates on a wide variety of topics at the intersection of law and technology, including but not limited to: technology and the public interest, privacy, internet law, intellectual property, antitrust, First Amendment issues, entertainment and new media, telecommunications, biotechnology, and cybercrime. The first prize winner will receive $2,000 and be published. March 7
Serbian Bar Association of America Annual Scholarship The SBAA awards scholarships to law students every year at its scholarship gala. All persons of Serbian birth or ancestry and/or their spouses who are enrolled in an accredited law school in the United States are eligible to receive a scholarship from the SBAA. The SBAA typically awards two (2) $2,000 scholarships, two (2) $1,000 scholarships, and one (1) $500 scholarship. March 18 2,000
"Gerrymander Standard" Writing Competition We invite legal and social science practitioners, scholars, and students to submit papers proposing a new definition of partisan gerrymandering or further developing an existing standard and pairing that definition with an effective legal theory to challenge unfair redistricting plans in court. Winning papers are selected by a distinguished panel of democracy scholars. March 27 5,000
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Iranian American Bar Association Law Student Scholarship
Applicants must be of Iranian heritage and full-time students at an accredited law school (applications from UCI School of Law will be accepted) in the United States who are not otherwise receiving full educational funding from another organization. If you would like to apply for the IABA Scholarship, please submit the following materials to scholarship@iabafoundation.org by the application deadline: (1) a resume detailing your education and work and community experience; (2) official law school and college transcripts; (3) a brief statement articulating why you chose to attend law school, why you would like to become an attorney, and how you believe you will make a difference as an attorney on issues of concern and interest to the Iranian-American community; and (4) this application. March
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BARBRI Law Preview One Laywer Can Change the World Scholarship
Submit a 250-word essay online by April 15, 2016, in response to: How you hope to use your law degree to change our world and how would $10,000 towards your 1L tuition change your world? •20 finalists will be selected by Law Preview panelists and will be notified on or before April 25, 2016. •Finalists will be announced on lawpreview.com on Monday, May 2, 2016. •Spread the word. Invite your friends, family members and others to view the essays and cast a vote for the most deserving student through June 1, 2016. The finalist with the most votes will be awarded the $10,000 scholarship, paid directly to his or her law school, and will be notified on or before June 10, 2016. April 15 10,000
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 1 2,000
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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 31 2,000

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