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Week of February 22, 2016

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Sponsor/Title: International Association of Defense Counsel
Topic: Tort law, insurance law, civil procedure, evidence or a topic that concerns the defense or management of the defense of civil litigation.
Prizes:  First Place $2,000.
Website: http://www.iadclaw.org/publications-news/publications/Legal-Writing-Contest/
Deadline: Friday, May 20, 2016


Sponsor/Title: Notre Dame Law School/Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition.
Topic: Any legal ethics topic.
Prizes: First place, $2,500.
Deadline: Submissions are due no later than April 29, 2016.
Web site: http://www.nd.edu/~ndlaw/writing_competitions/smith_doheny.pdf


Sponsor/Title: American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize.
Topic: A topic that addresses issues of legal excellence, civility, ethics, and professionalism.
Prizes: First place, $5,000 and publication of essay.
Deadline: Submissions are due no later than July 1, 2016.
Web site: http://www.innsofcourt.org/burgerprize


Sponsor/Title: Common Cause First Amendment Gerrymander Standard Writing Competition
Topic: We are asking authors to focus specifically on the First Amendment issue in Shapiro and Whitford to demonstrate why the drawing of Marylandís congressional districts or Wisconsinís Assembly districts is a partisan gerrymander that should be condemned under the First Amendment.
Prizes:  1st place: $5,000, 2nd place: $3,000, 3rd place: $2,000, Publication in Election Law Journal, Payment of travel expenses to present papers at a national redistricting reform symposium
Website: http://www.commoncause.org/issues/voting-and-elections/redistricting/first-amendment-gerrymander-standard-writing-competition.html
Deadline: March 27, 2016


Sponsor/Title: National Association of Women Lawyers-2016 Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition
Topic: Women's rights or the status of women in the law.
Prizes:  $500.00
Website: Questions regarding this competition should be addressed to the chair of the Writing Competition, Professor Jennifer Martin at jmartin@stu.edu.
Deadline: May 1, 2016


Sponsor/Title: The National Law Review-2016 Law Student Writing Competition
Topic: Cyber-security Issues - Major data breaches, EU Privacy Shield, Wearable Devices, Medical Devices?, Election 2016 Coverage, Tax Issues, Constitutional Issues - First Amendment, Gun Control, Employment Issues - Ban the Box Laws, MinimumWage, Transgender Accommodations, Age/Sex Discrimination
Prizes: 
Website: http://www.natlawreview.com/NLR-law-student-writing-competition
Deadline: March 31, 2016





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