National 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 Competition

Topic:  The ELI Writing Competition challenges students to identify, research, and write an essay with the proposed solution on a compelling legal issue confronting the music industry.

Deadline:  January 2, 2020

Prize:  $10,000 Scholarship

The Center for Alcohol Policy 12th Annual National Essay Contest

Topic: During the United States Supreme Court 2019 term, the Court announced in June its decision in Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailers Association v. Thomas.  Based on the Court's decision, what do you believe will be the next steps for alcohol policy in the United States?

Deadline:  January 17, 2020

Prize:  First, second, third place winners will receive $5,000, $2,500, and $1,000 respectively.