Legal Writing Scholarship Opportunities

iCompeteWriting (ongoing)

iCompeteWriting is a joint project of Suffolk's Legal Practice Skills Program and Suffolk's Moakley Law Library. It is a comprehensive, sortable listing of more than 100 student legal writing competitions, including names, deadlines, award amounts, and other details. Please check out the competitions at

The Warren E. Burger Prize

Topic: Submit an original, unpublished essay of 10,000 to 20,000 words on a topic of your choice addressing issues of professionalism, ethics, civility, and excellence.

Website: The Warren E. Burger Prize

Deadline: July 1, 2021

New York Bar Association Committee on Animals and the Law 2021 Student Writing Competition

Topic:  Any topic on Animal Law

Deadline:  Friday, July 9, 2021

Prize:  $500 first place; $250 second place

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law Annual Law Student Writing Competition for 2021

Topic:  Must be relevant, engaging and useful to labor and employment lawyers in their practices.

Deadline:  August 15, 2021