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.
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
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.
Website: Questions regarding this competition should be addressed to the chair of the Writing Competition, Professor Jennifer Martin at email@example.com.
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
Deadline: March 31, 2016