National Legal Writing Scholarship Opportunities
Topic: The NLR Law Student Writing Competition offers law students the opportunity to subject articles for publication consideration on the NLR web site. Each month's entries will be judged and the top two to four articles chosen will be published on the NLR website. Suggested topics include: 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; Minimum Wage, or Transgender Accommodations, Age/Sex Discrimination. Articles covering current issues related to other areas of hte law may also be submitted. Applicants can submit unlimited number of articles for consideration.
Due Date: Entries for current month must be submitted via email to email@example.com by 5:00 p.m. Central Standard Time by end of following month.
Topic: Entries must be submitted in the English language on a subject of practical concern to lawyers engaged in the defense or management of the defense of civil litigation, such as relevant aspects of tort law, insurance law, civil procedure, evidence, damages, alternative dispute resolution procedures, and professional ethics.
Deadline: Friday, May 19, 2017
Topic: Applicants should demonstrate an interest in and dedication to Native American law issues and the need for a scholarship in a simple letter of application. There is no formal application form.
Deadline: May 31, 2017
Topic: Any topic in the field of employee benefits law
Deadline: June 1, 2017
Topic: Entries should demonstrate original thought on a question of significance in either city planning or associated areas of law (e.g., land use, local government or environmental law).
Deadline: June 5, 2017
Topic: This competition is open to articles written while the author is a studetn at an accredited law school in the United States. Entries should address aspects of public or private sector labor and/or employment law relevant to the American labor and employment bar.. students are encouraged to discuss a public policy issue, practical implications of a leading case or doctrine, a statute or hte need for statutory modification, or a common law doctrine. Articles may address U.S> law, international law of relevance to U.S. labor and employment attorneys, or how a legal topic is treated in states across the country. Papers limited to the law of a single state will not be considered. Papers must be analytical in nature, not merely a summary of the law. Students must present and discuss competing points of view with respect to the issue addressed and must distinguish their conclusions from opposing positions with sound logic and reference to multiple primary and secondary sources. We discourage students from writing articles about a recent Supreme Court decision or a case pending before the Supreme Court unless the article focuses upon case law or statutory developments subsequent to the Supreme Court's decision.
Deadline: June 15, 2017
Topic: Topic of your choice addressing the issues of excellence in legal skills, civility, ethics, and professionalism.
Deadline: July 1, 2017
Topic: Papers on any federal or state tax-related topic may be submitted.
Deadline: 9:00 p.m., July 5, 2017
Topic: Any topic on Animal Law
Deadline: July 14, 2017
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 16, 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 8, 2017