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

Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Contest

Topic:  Challenges law students to identify and research a pressing legal issue facing the music industry today and outline a proposed solution in a 3,000 word essay.Submission Deadline:  January 4, 2022
Prizes:  $10,000 Tuition Scholarship/Two runner ups - $2,500 scholarships

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

Topic:  This annual competition is to recognize signiicant written contributions to the field of U.S. consumer financial services law.  Topics that relate principally to securities regulation, bankruptcy, insurance, or the safety and soundness aspects of banking regulation are not eligible.  However, works on subjects within these (or other) areas will be considered if they bear directly on U.S. consumer financial services.
Submission Deadline:  December 1, 2021
Prises:  $5,000, $3,500, and $1,500 respectively.