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