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Mary Bowman
Director
Phone: (206) 398-4019
Email:bowmanm1@seattleu.edu

Lori Lamb
Sr. Administrative Assistant
Phone: (206) 398-4033
Email: lambl@seattleu.edu

National Legal Writing Scholarship Opportunities

U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association 2015-2016 Law Student Writing Competition

Topic:  Entries to the contest may discuss any topic that lies within the procedure, substance, or scope of the jurisdiction of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

Deadline:  July 15, 2016

7th International Jacques Leroy Prize

Topic:  A written paper (15,000 - 20,000 characters) in the form of a trial argument, dissertation, study or commentary on a practical case, based on a solid legal line of reasoning.

Deadline:  July 31, 2016

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

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Topic:  The 21st Amendment repealed Prohibition and put control over alcohol regulation directly in the hands of the states.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