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National Legal Writing Scholarship Opportunities

The Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation:  The Brown Award for Excellence in Legal Writing

Topic:  There is no page limitation or restriction on the topic except that the writing must be on a legal subject.

Deadline:  August 19, 2016

2016 James E. Beckley Securities Arbitration and Law Competition

Topic:  The submission may address any aspect of Securities law; Securities arbitration; The Federal Arbitration Act, Title 9, US Code, Section 1-14; or FINRA Code of Arbitration, effective April 18, 2007 and any changes or proposed changes to that Code.  The writing can be based in theory or practice, but should ultimately advocate a position on the topic area chosen.

Deadline:  September 16, 2016

American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers (ACCFSL) 2017 Writing Competition

Topic:  Eligible entries will address a topc on consumer financial services, but not securities regulation, insurance, or the safety-and-soundness aspects of banking regulation.  Works on subjects within these (or other) areas, however, will be considered if they bear directly on consumer financial services.

Deadline:  December 1, 2016

National Essay Contest:  Center for Alcohol Policy

Topic:  The 21st Amendment repealed Prohibition and put control over alcohol regulation directly in the hands of the states.  Though each state's alcohol control policies are unique, they all include distinct regulations for different types of alcohol.  Why are various types of alcohol regulated in different ways?  Should they be?

Deadline:  December 2, 2016